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Traffic Offenses & Driver's License Suspension

Bensalem, Bucks County, and Philadelphia Traffic Offenses Defense Lawyer

Traffic offenses in Pennsylvania work on a points system. Each type of traffic offense is assigned a particular number of points, and if you are convicted of enough traffic offenses, your driver's license may be suspended or revoked for as long as 60 days or even one year.

Criminal defense attorneys Stanton M. Lacks and Adam M. Yanoff handle traffic tickets and moving violations for clients from throughout northeast Philadelphia. A former Bucks County deputy district attorney with 30 years of successful criminal law experience, Mr. Lacks provides an aggressive defense against traffic offenses at reasonable rates.

Don't give up your driving privileges without a fight, contact our law offices today to schedule your free initial visit.

Experienced traffic offenses defense attorneys like Stanton M. Lacks and Adam M. Yanoff can negotiate to have the traffic offense lessened to one with fewer or no points. Depending on the facts of your particular charge, it may be possible to challenge the traffic ticket and have it dropped altogether. If you face the suspension of your driver's license, attorneys Stanton M. Lacks and Adam M. Yanoff can represent you at a reinstatement or suspension hearing and fight for your right to keep your driver's license.

How the Pennsylvania Points System Works

PennDOT keeps a driving record for every licensed driver. Each type of traffic offense is assigned a certain number of points. Licensed drivers could have their licenses suspended when they accumulate six points or if they are convicted of driving 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit. In addition to possibly losing your license, your insurance rates will rise dramatically once you have points and a bad driving record.

For licensed drivers 18 years old or older, the first license suspension may occur after the second time the driver accumulates six points (the driver must take a written driving safety exam after the first accumulation of six points). After the second set of six points, the driver must attend a PennDOT hearing. You may hire an attorney to represent you at the hearing. If you do not attend the hearing, your driver's license will be suspended for 60 days. The hearing officer may either suspend your driver's license for 15 days or only require you to take an on-road driver's test.

Some traffic offenses have high point values. It is important to keep these in mind while driving. Some high-point traffic offenses include: failing to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights (60-day suspension and five points), driving more than 26 miles per hour over the posted speed limit (five points), and leaving the scene of a non-injury accident (four points).

If you face traffic offenses that may cost you your driver's license, the law office of Lacks and Associates can help. Call us at 215-245-8440, or send us an e-mail.

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