The fines you could face for a speeding ticket or other traffic ticket can be as high as $100, depending on how fast you were going when you were pulled over. But the penalties do not stop there. Under Pennsylvania traffic law, you will also have points
added to your driving record for each speeding or traffic ticket. The number of points also varies based on how fast you were going. And as points accumulate on your driving record, you may also face additional penalties, such as a mandatory driving exam or even having your license suspended.
Because these penalties are so steep for a simple traffic ticket, it is in your best interest to plead “not guilty” to your ticket and to have your case heard in traffic court. This is where your Pennsylvania traffic ticket lawyer can be of great assistance to you. We can help you prepare a strong defense that will be able to prove to the judge that you do not deserve the full extent of the penalties for your traffic ticket, even if the police officer who wrote your ticket is also in court to explain his or her side of the story and why they wrote you a ticket.
Police officers can make mistakes, and your attorney will help you find evidence to show that you do not deserve the full extent of your traffic ticket if the police did indeed make a mistake. For example, methods of calculating speed, such as radar or laser speed trackers, can produce faulty readings.
Red light cameras sometimes catch the wrong cars, and officers sometimes think that cars have run stop signs when the car did in fact come to a complete stop. Your attorney can sort through this information and help determine what the best defense will be for your traffic ticket.
Be sure to contact us as soon as you receive your traffic ticket, either by calling us at 610 624 1900 or by contacting us on our website. We are available to help right away and will help you avoid the incredibly steep penalties that come with a Pennsylvania traffic ticket.