Driving Suspended 1543a and 1543b
Driving a vehicle frees one from having to depend on others to move around. However, you need to bear in mind that a license to drive is only a privilege and not your right. At any point, your driving license can potentially be revoked, cancelled or suspended as a penalty for a traffic violation. Once suspended, further violating this suspension is a serious crime and, in such a case, you would need to deal with longer suspension, hefty fines or even incarceration. As per the law in Pennsylvania, there are two citations for driving with a suspended license:
1543 (a) – It applies to any individual caught driving a vehicle while his/her license has been suspended, revoked or cancelled. If convicted, the person may be sentenced to pay a fine of $200. Repeating this offense would cause a larger fine and a potential six month jail sentence.
1543 (b) – This applies to a person who violates the suspension, revocation or cancellation of license due to a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction in Pennsylvania. It would also apply to individuals who refuse to submit to chemical testing as part of a DUI arrest. It carries a mandatory fine of $500 and jail sentence of 60-90 days for first offense.
It is important to fight these charges to ensure that your driving privileges are restored. There are times when you can be erroneously charged for an offense that you didn’t commit. When your driving privilege has been suspended, there are legal remedies for license restoration. First, you need to fight the actual conviction and also the suspension within 30 days. An experienced lawyer has a more comprehensive knowledge about the legal proceedings or general laws of the state and a considerable experience in dealing with such cases.
When you are faced with such charges and have lost your driving privileges, you need to immediately seek help of a seasoned Pittsburgh traffic ticket lawyer like Sean Logue. I would help you restore your driving privileges.How Can I Help You?
As a Pittsburgh traffic ticket lawyer with years of experience in traffic law, I have handled numerous cases of license suspension over the years. Well versed in the law as an Avvo 10.0 rated attorney, I deal with licensing issues related to all kinds of cases including reckless driving, moving violations, DUI and even underage drinking. Irrespective of the reasons behind suspension of your license, I would offer you all the legal help necessary to restore your license. I would take a look at your past driving record and would do everything to prevent point accumulation on your license. When your privileges are at risk, you should trust Sean Logue to offer you the strongest legal representation.
Suspension or cancellation of your driving license is something that you cannot take lightly. Sean Logue has always defended the rights and privileges of his clients.