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If you obtained a speeding ticket in Pennsylvania, you’re not alone. Millions of drivers get tickets throughout the year, and if you’re like most of them, you might think paying your ticket is your only option. You might even think it’s the most efficient way to deal with a moving violation. However, fighting your ticket is an option — and it’s one you might want to consider. Most drivers avoid fighting their ticket because of the time it takes to go to court and the cost of hiring a traffic attorney. But the long-term costs of a ticket could cost you a lot more than you realize. A lot of tickets come with additional surcharges that aren’t listed on the actual ticket. It’s rare that the number on your ticket is the total cost you’ll end up paying. What’s more, you’ll likely have to pay an increased insurance rate for anywhere from one to three years after your ticket, and depending on your driving record, that increase could anywhere from 20 to 400 percent. If you decide to go to traffic school to remove points from your license, you’ll have to pay for those out of pocket. Speaking of which, if you already have moving violations on your record, a single speeding ticket could put you in jeopardy of losing your license
Considering the long-term cost of a traffic ticket, it’s almost always a good idea to fight your ticket and avoid those penalties. A qualified Pennsylvania traffic attorney can help you obtain the best possible results, and an understanding of the basics of Pennsylvania driving law can give you an edge when you head to court. The following information should help you with both learning about the driving law in Pennsylvania and finding a qualified traffic attorney who can help you fight your ticket.
In the state of Pennsylvania, your driver’s license can be suspended for accumulating as few as six points against your license. Considering the fact that most traffic violations in Pennsylvania will add anywhere from two to five points to your license, it’s easy to see how accumulating six points might be relatively easy. In fact, you could accumulate those points in a single incident depending on how many violations you were charged with pertaining to that incident.
In Pennsylvania, as in most states, you’ll accumulate points against your license for nearly every moving violation. If you accumulate six points against your license and you don’t pass the PennDOT exam within 30 days, your license will be suspended. However, if it’s your second time getting to six points, you don’t have the option of taking the exam, and you’ll have to show up in court. Also, if you accumulate 11 points over the lifetime of your license, your license will be automatically suspended. This is particularly concerning because of the fact that you can be charged with multiple violations in a single incident. For instance, if you were speeding and you were also found to be driving recklessly, you would accumulate points for both of those infractions.
Yes, and you should. In most cases, it’s in your best interest to fight your Pennsylvania speeding ticket. It’s very easy to accumulate enough points to land you in danger of license suspension, which is reason enough to keep as many points as possible off your license by fighting your ticket. What’s more, fighting your ticket can help you avoid insurance rate hikes, hefty surcharges, and other inconveniences and expenses related to your ticket. A qualified traffic attorney in Pennsylvania will be able to look at the specifics of your case and decide on the best possible legal course for you to follow.
Ticket Void has been working with Pennsylvania drivers just like you for years. We work with you to help you find the perfect attorney for your case. By entering just a few pieces of information, we can help match you with a Pennsylvania traffic lawyer who is experienced and ready to help you fight your ticket. Your initial consultation is free, so the only thing you have to lose is your ticket. Get started today and exercise your right to fight.