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Stop Sign Ticket Lawyer Bucks County
There aren’t many drivers in Bucks County, or anywhere at that, that can honestly deny running through a Stop Sign at least once since they started driving. Most times it is just a sheer accident. A driver may not be familiar with the area, or may not have expected a stop sign to govern a certain intersection. There are even times where the stop sign is covered or obstructed. Whatever the reason, most believe running a stop sign is inconsequential, and if they are stopped, simply pay the fine, thinking that they’ll just move on with their lives. While it may seem like a simple offense, the penalties for running a stop sign are more severe than you think. Running a stop sign will lead to expensive fines, points on your license, increases on your insurance premiums and a bad driving record.
Law enforcement takes intersection stop signs and traffic lights very seriously. It stems from being the first responders for serious head-on collisions, T-bone and rear-end car accidents and seeing the serious injuries that result from these type of incidents. While many motorists think they can get away with running through an intersection, this is still one of the most common reasons for traffic citations in the county. Insurance companies often use one single traffic violation on an individual’s driving record to increase premiums, even if there were no other motorists in danger of failed stop.
But I Stopped, Why Did They Ticket Me?
One of the most common ways for stop sign violations to occur is when a vehicle does not come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Sometimes known as a “rolling stop,” this kind of mistake happens often, and is usually a prime opportunity for a police officer to issue you a citation. According to Pennsylvania stop sign law, “every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at the clearly marked stop line…” While many drivers believe they safely approached the intersection, according to the law, a rolling stop is not a complete stop, and will, therefore, result in a citation.
It’s Just a Stop Sign, I Can Fight It on My Own.
If you are found guilty of a stop sign violation, you will accumulate three points on your license. If you already had points in the past, this may cause your License to Become Suspended, or require you to take a special PennDOT examination. Rather than suffer these consequences, it can be beneficial to hire an aggressive attorney to fight your ticket.
Many individuals have made the mistake of trying to fight their ticket on their own without a lawyer, thinking that they’d get it dismissed or negotiate a plea down to no points. While it is true that, in some circumstances, your ticket could be negotiated, depending on where you received this ticket and the facts surrounding your stop you may be left with no deal and a guilty plea. However, a Stop Sign lawyer knows how to use the individual details of your violation coupled with their extensive knowledge of the traffic laws to fight for you and defend your rights. Hiring the right lawyer can be the difference between a positive outcome and a negative one.
Why do I Need an Attorney?
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our experienced Bucks County attorneys have handled countless Stop Sign Tickets from Southampton to Perkasie and everywhere in between, at both the Magisterial District Court and Common Pleas level. With offices in Southampton, we are ready to serve our community and help you with your traffic issues.
If you received a citation for running a stop sign 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.