When it comes to traffic violations, we know that many people simply write them off as something that does not need to be taken seriously. Today, we want to discuss why this is a mistake.
When you are cited for a traffic violation, you may think that you do not have any options, but that is not true. At the SMT Legal, we want you to know that these charges come with serious consequences, but that we know how to build a successful defense. When you need an experienced traffic violations lawyer, call us today.
What Traffic Violations Can Mean For You?
For most people, they only think about monetary fines when it comes to tickets. Please understand that traffic violations can come with more serious consequences. Consider the following:
- How many points a violation will mean against your license
- The cost of traffic school if required to reduce points
- The rise of insurance costs for certain violations
- Loss of income or lifestyle changes if you lose your license
Wait, I can lose my license for a traffic ticket?
Yes, your license can face suspension if you accumulate enough points. In Pennsylvania, if a person accumulates six or more points the DOT can take corrective actions, including forcing you to take a written exam, taking a new road test, or face a DOT hearing. Losing your license can mean that your entire livelihood is put into jeopardy, from your ability to get to work to be able to get to the grocery store and back.
What kind of traffic violations are there in Pennsylvania?
There is a range of violations a person can face, including the following:
- Speeding tickets
- Red light/stop sign tickets
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Improper passing
- Failing to stop for a school bus
- Cell phone tickets
- Reckless driving violations
- Careless driving violations
- High-speed violations
- High and run charges
- And more
As you can see, there are varying levels of severity and some may come in conjunction with other criminal charges. In many cases, a person can face more than one violation at a time and reach the six-point level after just one incident. That is why it is so vital to secure a defense team that can successfully maneuver to get charges dismissed.
What Your Attorney Will Do
That speeding ticket may not seem like a big deal, but it can be, especially if you get another one or are facing other traffic violations. At the SMT Legal, we want you to know that it is important to take these charges seriously. You do not want to lose your driving privileges or face a massive insurance price increase.