How Long Do I Have to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Pennsylvania?

If you call a traffic violations lawyer, one of the first questions you will ask is “How long do I have to fight a traffic ticket in Pennsylvania?”

You have ten (10) calendar days to respond to the magisterial district court with your decision that you’re fighting or disputing the ticket. From there, your court date depends on the backlog in your area.

It’s very important that you do not put this off. If you do not respond within ten days, you may face additional penalties including a driver’s license suspension and additional fines.

So if you find yourself getting a ticket, step one is to call or contact a traffic violations lawyer. Step 2 is to let the courts know that you intent to fight this, immediately after.

While you’re waiting for your day in court, there a few things you can do. First of all, you and your attorney will have plenty of time to discuss the particulars of why you were stopped/ ticketed, and come up with a rock solid strategy on how to fight it.

You should also review all the info on your ticket. Make sure everything is accurate. Make sure your name is spelt correctly and things like that.

If you have recently been issued a ticket and want to fight it, please don’t be afraid to contact our traffic violations lawyers as soon as possible.

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi. What of I want to pay the citations off or get a payment plan, do u need to show up to court still if is paid off???

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