Points / PennDot Points System

Pittsburgh Traffic Attorney

If you have been charged with a traffic offense, you need to know that these can have serious implications on your driving privileges in the future. Hundreds of people are issued tickets each day in Pennsylvania, and these tickets are rated under the PennDot Points System. Most people fail to contest these charges and simply pay the fine. Some people fail to realize the future implications of losing points off our license.

Why Should I Fight These Charges?

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) points system is used to monitor drivers and improve road safety. Most violations carry points (often varying on the seriousness of the violation), and when points are deducted you would have to deal with heavy penalties as well as potential suspension of your license. If you don’t contest these charges, it may deny you driving privileges. Here is how the point system works.

  • Underage drivers accumulating 6 points see their license suspended for 90 days (120 days in case of a repeat offense) and have to pass a written test.
  • Accumulating 6 points makes it mandatory for you to sit for a special written exam on safe driving practices, sanctions, and safety issues within 30 days. The license remains suspended until one passes the test.
  • Second time accumulation of 6 points requires one to attend a PennDOT department hearing. Failing to appear leads to suspension of license your license for 60 days.
  • Third accumulation of 6 points leads to mandatory PennDOT department hearing where your record would be judged and your license may be suspended for 30 days.
  • Accumulation of 11 points results in immediate suspension of license without any hearing. The suspension of license would be based on past suspension record
    • 5 days per point during first suspension
    • 10 days per point during second suspension
    • 15 days per point during third suspensions
    • 1 year suspension during fourth and subsequent suspensions

This is why it is important for you to hire the services of an experienced and reputed Pittsburgh traffic ticket attorney who is well versed in Pennsylvania traffic law like Sean Logue.

How Can I Help You?

Attorney Sean Logue would closely examine all the charges that have been brought against you and take note of your past driving record. As an Avvo 10.0 rated Pittsburgh traffic ticket attorney, I have defended hundreds of clients in cases involving various types of traffic offenses and protected their rights and interests. There are multiple ways to remove these points from your driving record, and I would go to any extent and do whatever it takes to protect your driving privileges. My proven track record is testimony to my skills and expertise in traffic law.

There are many flaws in the PennDOT points systems so you shouldn’t merely surrender to the charges brought against you. It is within your rights to contest the charges, and I would offer you the best legal help. So, you should never hesitate to fight these charges.