Traffic Attorney Philadelphia
Traffic violations are commonplace – especially in a city like Philadelphia. The relatively old infrastructure can lead to subpar driving conditions and areas where driving rules are unclear. Additionally, the density of the population can lead to crowded roads and unsafe conditions. So, whether you made an illegal turn, were caught improperly passing another driver, or simply were driving too fast, you may need the help of an experienced traffic attorney in Philadelphia to resolve your traffic matter with minimal penalties.
For many traffic violations, A guilty verdict or plea can result in large fines, points on your license, a license suspension, or even jail time – for more serious offenses, or those with significant prior traffic violations. You may think you cannot afford a traffic attorney. In Reality, what you cannot afford is to ignore this potential problem. An attorney can defend you in court or mitigate potential consequences by agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecution. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can resolve your traffic matters.
How Do I Know If I Need an Attorney?
First of all, whenever you are facing potential criminal consequences, it is in your best interests to retain an attorney. It is your right to retain counsel, and you deserve the comfort and confidence that will only come with the stout defense of an experienced traffic attorney in Philadelphia. Second, if you have any prior traffic offenses, you should hire counsel to examine your traffic and/or criminal history and determine how your past may affect potential consequences for your present traffic matter. Lastly, if you have a special type of license (i.e. a CDL) or require your license for your livelihood (as many of us do), then you must treat any traffic offense seriously.
Because most traffic violations carry with them points against your license (as detailed below), a guilty verdict will result in points being added, a potential insurance surcharge or premium, and even a loss of license. Even a single violation can result in penalties amounting to thousands of dollars in fines and insurance costs. You must take the necessary steps to protect yourself from such undesired consequences. Only by retaining counsel can you be sure that you are best prepared to resolve a traffic matter and protect both your driving and financial interests
What Penalties Can I Expect from Philadelphia Traffic Violations?
The following list should provide you a basis by which to understand the relative seriousness of your traffic charge.
Speeding Tickets: The monetary penalties and points levied on your license vary based on the rate of speed at which you have been accused of driving. They can be significant with potentially high fines and significant points.
Red Light: Though this ticket is typically relatively inexpensive, it adds three points to your license, and can negatively impact both your driving status and insurance premiums.
Careless Driving: This ticket adds three points to your license, and can negatively impact both your driving status and insurance premiums.
Reckless Driving: This ticket adds five points to your license, carries an automatic 60 day suspension of your license, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums.
Improper Passing: This ticket adds three to four points to your license, and can negatively impact both your driving status and insurance premiums.
Stop Sign: This ticket adds three points to your license, and can negatively impact both your driving status and insurance premiums.
Failing to Stop for a School Bus: This ticket adds five points to your license, carries an automatic 60 day suspension of your license, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums.
Exceeding Speed Limit in a School Zone: This ticket adds three points to your license, and can negatively impact both your driving status and insurance premiums.
Racing and Drag Racing: This ticket carries an automatic six month suspension of your license, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums.
Driving with a Suspended License: This ticket carries an automatic one year suspension of your license, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums.
Driving Without a License: This ticket carries a potential six month suspension for any second or subsequent offense within a five year period, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums once you are licensed and insured.
Driving Without Insurance: This ticket carries an automatic three month suspension of your license, and will negatively impact your insurance premiums once you become insured.
Commercial Driver’s License Infractions: Tickets for any of the above offenses can have far more devastating consequences for a CDL holder. The standards for these professionals is very high, and they can lose their driving privileges, and with them their jobs, far more easily than the rest of us.
Philadelphia Traffic Attorney
Frankly, none of the points or license consequences outlined above are things which most of us can easily deal with. The financial costs and loss of license can prove devastating to your day to day life, and must be avoided whenever possible. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. and our expert attorneys are among the best traffic attorneys in Philadelphia. We regularly go to court and reach favorable plea agreements or verdicts for our clients. Let us help you. Call today or Contact Us online to schedule a free consultation, and become one of our many satisfied clients.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.