Bucks County Traffic Ticket Points System
Bucks County is the fourth largest county in Pennsylvania. This converts to heavy traffic and many drivers on the road. Many residents have had the unpleasantness of being stopped by police for one violation or another. When issued a ticket, one of the first questions a driver has is “are there points associated with this ticket?” Pennsylvania has a strict point system that can lead to license suspensions, insurance premium increases, special PennDot examinations and departmental hearings. Many drivers simply pay a ticket and then are shocked to discover that points have been assessed on their license. This can cause problems down the road. This is why it’s important to understand what tickets carry Points.
If you are unsure as to whether a ticket carries points, contact a lawyer before taking an action. A consultation with an experienced attorney can save you thousands in fines and premiums and save your license from being suspended.
So What Tickets Do Carry Points?
In Pennsylvania, there are over thirty five citations that come with Points. This doesn’t include the fact that some citations carry mandatory suspensions or even jail time. Some of the more common tickets that result in points are:
- Failure to stop for a Red Light (3112) – 3 points
- Failure to stop for a Stop Sign (3323(b)) – 3 points
- Failure to yield at a yield sign (3323(c)) – 3 points
- Illegal U Turns (3332)– 3 points
- Improper Passing (3303-3307)- 3 to 4 points
- Driving too fast for conditions (3361) – 2 points
- Speeding (3362) – ranging from 3 points to 5 points and suspensions
- Failure To Stop For School Bus (3345) – 5 points and a mandatory 60 day suspension
- Speeding in a School Zone (3365)– 3 points
- Careless Driving (3714) – 3 points
- Reckless Driving (3736) – 5 points and a 6 month suspension
- Following Too Closely (3310) – 3 points
- Leaving the scene of an accident (3745) – 4 points
There are several more citations that carry points and can have a severe and significant negative impact on your driving privileges. This is why is it recommended that you contact an attorney before taking any action on your own.
What Can Be Done?
Many citations are defendable in court. A trained and experienced lawyer knows the law and is up to date on what defenses are necessary to fight any citation that carries Points. With the right tools and skills, a lawyer can work out a favorable plea deal or take your citation to trial; saving you a significant amount of money in insurance premiums and fines.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, our experienced Bucks County attorneys have handled countless tickets that carry points from Lower Makefield to Bensalem and everywhere in between in 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’ve been issued a ticket 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.