Bucks County Racing and Drag Racing Ticket LawyerWe’ve all seen the movies. Many have wanted to feel the power of the fast cars, the thrill of the race, and the taste of victory in knowing that you’ve out-driven someone else. But many forget that at least once in every racing movie, a Car Crashes and a driver gets hurt. In Bucks County, the police and courts have not forgotten this and have begun to crack down on illegal Racing And Drag Racing. A racing or drag racing ticket is not a minor or inconsequential traffic offense. If you have been issued a racing or drag racing ticket, you have been accused of breaking the law and face significant and severe penalties and fines. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with this on your own. It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced and aggressive Racing And Drag Racing lawyer. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can expect our attorneys to fight to secure your best interests when faced with a drag racing or racing ticket in Bucks County.
How Do They Know I was Racing and Not Just Speeding?In Pennsylvania, Drag Racing is defined as “racing your vehicles side-by-side to compete over speed and acceleration.” Unfortunately, the law does not stop there. Pennsylvania has expanded what they consider drag racing to include cars driving by themselves at a high rate of speed in order to “break one’s own personal speed record”. This broad definition of drag racing and illegal racing leaves a driver vulnerable to being ticketed for Drag Racing even if they weren’t trying to race. If you were charged under conditions, such as these, than you are going to need a Racing And Drag Racing lawyer.
I Got a Ticket for Drag Racing But I Wasn’t In the Car!This can happen. On top of Pennsylvania’s definition of drag racing, courts have expanding the law to include those who gather to observe a race. Under Pa. C.S.A. 75 Sec 3367(b) it says that “…no person shall in any manner participate in such a race. A seminal case for drag racing and illegal racing, Commonwealth v. Holstein held that spectators are equally as guilty of participating in the race and that spectators may also be charged with a drag racing or racing offense.
How Severe are the Penalties?The courts have taken a hard stance on drag racing. If you are found guilty of racing you could potentially face costly fines and will lose your license for minimum of six months.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, our experienced Bucks County attorneys have handled countless drag racing tickets from Quakertown to Langhorne and everywhere in between in both the Magisterial District Court and Common Pleas level. The attorneys are up-to-date in all of the recent changes to drag racing and racing law. This extensive knowledge gives you an advantage in fighting a drag racing or racing charge.
If you received a citation for drag racing anywhere in Bucks County, hiring an intelligent and experienced defense attorney is a good first step in protecting your rights and your license.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.