Although many people think traffic tickets are common or even "routine" charges, they can have significant and long-lasting effects on an ability to drive.
For instance, if one is caught driving more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, a department review is triggered which can result in a loss of license. Additionally, a reckless driving charge can carry with it a six-month license suspension, while a driving on a suspended license charge adds a further suspension to a license. This is just the tip of the iceberg; nearly every other moving violation carries with it points that add up and spike insurance rates and can result in license loss.Fighting your Ticket
When you get a traffic ticket, you might think that paying the fine, accepting the points from PennDot or witnessing higher insurance rates are your only course of action but even your first offense can lead to serious repercussions.
For every alleged violation, the PennDot will be adding points to your driving record. Such accumulated points can pose serious problems like paying a huge amount of money more for your car insurance premiums, suspension of your license etc.Criminal Traffic Violations
Criminal traffic violations like reckless driving, driving without a license or under suspension, drag racing, homicide by a vehicle or trying to elude the police, can impose severe penalties on you which includes jail, fine, driving record points, suspension of driver’s license etc.Speeding Tickets or Citations
Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in Pennsylvania. You can be ticketed for speeding in active school zones, residential streets or even expressways. Therefore, it is important to know about the speeding limitations in various parts of the city and always keep your speed in check while driving. Speeding violations can lead to serious penalties like costly fines, suspension of driver’s license, accumulation of driving record points etc.Moving Violations
If you fail to stop for a stop sign, a traffic light, pass improperly, drive recklessly, follow too closely, or are guilty of turning violations, you may be charged with moving violations. These violations will also impose similar penalties on you as with other kinds of traffic violations.
Whenever you are facing severe charges against criminal traffic violation, you have to seek help from a proficient and experienced criminal defense attorney who will work for your best interest and protect your rights.
If you are charged with a traffic ticket, it is important to not immediately plead guilty — take the time to understand your rights and options; a correct decision could save you thousands.
At Logue Law, our Pittsburgh traffic ticket defense attorneys have extensive experience working on DUI and traffic ticket charges, obtaining optimal results by aggressively fighting criminal charges and negotiating on behalf of our clients.
We also have extensive experience helping commercial drivers and trucking companies with infractions and serious fines that threaten their livelihood and business. We encourage you to get in touch so you can understand how we can put our comprehensive knowledge and aggressive advocacy to work for you.
For a free initial consultation to discuss speeding tickets and other moving violations with an experienced Allegheny County lawyer from Logue law, contact us online or call 1-844-PITT-DUI or 412-389-0805.