Speeding Ticket Lawyer Bucks County

Speeding Tickets are almost an American pastime, like baseball or fireworks on the 4th of July. They’re a rite of passage that we all eventually go through as we get older, get our driver’s license and begin to drive regularly. This routine occurrence makes people think that speeding tickets are relatively inconsequential, and should be of no concern. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Speeding Tickets, depending on the severity of the offense and your driver’s history, can yield adverse results including Suspension of License, fines, PennDOT hearings, and increased insurance premiums. If you hope to avoid these penalties, you should retain a traffic attorney to either beat the ticket or reach a plea that is less consequential than the one you are facing. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience fighting for our clients in Philadelphia area traffic courts, and are eager to help you achieve the best results possible. Whether you have a CDL you need to protect, an already complicated driver’s history, or a high fine/points ticket, we can help you with your legal needs.

What Are the Penalties for Speeding?

Under 18 years old with 6 points on license or speeding by 26+ mph:

  • 90-day license suspension
  • Must pass a written test for restoration
  • Fines

6 points on license:

  • Must pass a written test for restoration
  • Fines

6 points on license (2nd offense):

  • a 15-day license suspension
  • Must pass a written test for restoration
  • Must pass a road test for restoration

6 points on license (3rd offense):

  • A PennDOT hearing must be held
  • Possible 30-day suspension
  • Fines

Speeding by 31+ mph:

  • A PennDOT hearing will be held
  • Possible 15--day suspension
  • Possible road test for restoration
  • Fines

11+ total points:

  • First suspension: 5 days per point
  • Second suspension: 10 days per point
  • Third suspension: 15 days per point
  • Additional suspensions: 1 year

The Speeding Ticket Process

Once you have been issued a Speeding Ticket, you will receive a date to appear in court. Additionally, a PennDOT hearing will be scheduled, as explained above. At this juncture, you should retain counsel in order to prepare for both hearings. You will need to explain the circumstances of your ticket to counsel in order to determine any possible defenses as well as discuss potential plea deal options and how you wish to proceed.

You must appear in court. This is crucial to avoid more serious consequences. If you do not appear in court, it is all but certain that the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest, or simply issue an automatic suspension of your license. Rather than tempt the court to hit you with such significant consequences, you simply must plan accordingly and make sure you are in court on the day scheduled. Your attorney will help you to prepare and remind you of upcoming court dates.

If a PennDOT hearing is scheduled, you must appear at that as well. While PennDOT is unable to issue a bench warrant - it is not a court of law and the “judges” are not actual judges - they may issue a suspension, and are likely to issue an automatic suspension in the event you do not appear. PennDOT hearings allow you the opportunity to contest the matter; however, they are typically more a formality designed to determine the appropriate consequences in the event a penalty is not mandatory. As with a court appearance, counsel will prepare you and remind you of an upcoming date.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Because speeding tickets are not as innocuous as they may seem. Given the potential penalties, they must be contested in order to protect your license – and your wallet. It is crucial that you retain a traffic attorney you trust to represent you in both court and potential PennDOT hearings. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have been representing the community in Philadelphia area traffic matters for years, and there’s no reason you can’t be the next to benefit from our wealth of experience. Call today to schedule an entirely free consultation with one of our traffic attorneys.

This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.