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Pittsburgh Attorney for Serious Traffic Violations

Navigating traffic offenses can be tricky, and even seemingly minor tickets can pile up, leading to significant financial penalties and potentially the loss of your driving privileges. While infractions like DUIs fall under traffic offenses, they carry the weight of more severe criminal charges and may require legal representation to mitigate their consequences.

When you find yourself in a bind with traffic-related legal issues, Logue Law Group stands ready to assist. Our team of seasoned Pittsburgh traffic lawyers is dedicated to defending you against your charges and putting in the work to have them either reduced or completely abolished. Call us for a complimentary consultation at 844.PITT.DUI and start the process of protecting your rights on the road.

Traffic offenses can lead to more than just a one-time inconvenience; they can accumulate, affecting your driving history and causing long-lasting impacts on your driver’s license status and insurance premiums. An overflow of offenses in a brief period could lead to a suspension of your driving privileges. This, unfortunately, is the purview of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), not the judicial courts.

These “moving violations” generate points that accrue on your driving record. Each transgression increases your point total, which can result in punitive measures. For instance:

  • Accumulating 6 points leads to a possible 30-day suspension or the need to pass a driving safety examination—passing it can help you shed 2 points from your total.
  • Hit 6 points again? Expect a summons for a hearing, after which you might face a 15-day license suspension or another test to remove points.
  • On the third occasion of reaching 6 points, brace for a potential additional 30-day suspension.
  • Should your points climb to 11 at any time, the penalties stiffen significantly, including longer suspensions that increment with each subsequent offense.
  • There’s a silver lining though—if you manage to avoid infractions or suspensions for 12 consecutive months, you’ll see a deduction of 3 points from your record.

Each infraction carries its point value. Here’s a rundown of common offenses and the associated point penalties:

●    Traffic Control Violations:

  • Running a red light or stop sign – 3 points
  • Tailgating someone too closely – 3 points
  • Illegal U-turn maneuvers – 3 points

●     Speeding Penalties:

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 6-10 mph – 2 points
  • Exceeding 11-15 mph – 3 points
  • Exceeding 16-25 mph – 4 points
  • For those accelerating 26-30 mph past the limit – 5 points
  • Surpassing the limit by 31 mph or more – 5 points

●    Additional Serious Infractions:

  • Careless driving – 3 points
  • Departing the scene of an accident with only property damage in play – 4 points

While these examples are not exhaustive, they give an idea of the types of violations that can negatively impact your driving record and their severity.

Further to the point system, certain violations necessitate automatic suspensions, or at the very least, hearings to deliberate on a possible suspension. Going 31 mph over the limit not only requires a hearing but also could lead to a 15-day suspension, much like speeding in a work zone. Failing to stop for a school bus flashing its red lights is treated particularly seriously with an immediate 60-day suspension and an additional 5 points added to your record.

Understanding these intricacies can be complex, and the guidance and advocacy of an experienced Pittsburgh DUI attorney can be invaluable. You do not have to face the system alone; reach out to Logue Law Group for robust legal support.

Facing a Traffic Warrant in Pittsburgh? We Can Help

Understanding Traffic Offenses and Court Dates

  • When you receive a traffic ticket, it will include a date to appear in court.
  • You can choose to pay the fine or contest the ticket on your court date.
  • Not showing up in court can lead to a “bench warrant” for your arrest.

The Implications of Missing Your Court Date

  • Typically, police don’t actively pursue bench warrants by visiting your home.
  • They will enforce these warrants if you encounter law enforcement again.
  • Multiple unpaid tickets can result in being arrested and taken to court.

Dealing with Multiple Violations

  • Facing several traffic tickets can lead to hefty cumulative fines.
  • It’s crucial to seek legal representation whenever you go to court.
  • Our Pittsburgh criminal lawyer at Logue Law Group can assist you.

Addressing Outstanding Tickets and Warrants

  • If aware of unpaid tickets or warrants, speaking to a Pittsburgh PFA lawyer is essential.
  • A lawyer can guide you on handling outstanding issues and resolving warrants.

For high-stake traffic tickets or multiple warrants, professional advice is key.Our team at Logue Law Group is ready to provide support.Schedule a free consultation by contacting us at 844.PITT.DUI.

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