License Protection Attorney
Traffic Ticket Attorney, serving York, Harrisburg, Lancaster
In today’s world a car is a necessity. Most people rely on their car for work and their day to day activities, whether for work, shopping, going to the doctor, picking their children up from school or for emergencies. Protecting your driving privileges in the event of a traffic violation is imperative. Those holding commercial driver’s licenses can face serious repercussions if they are cited for a violation. If you have a traffic ticket and need to protect your license, contact a York traffic ticket attorney from the firm today. You must move quickly if you are hoping to avoid the consequences.
The laws and regulations governing suspension of a license in Pennsylvania are complex. License suspension is common penalty for drivers who have too many points, or have committed a criminal traffic violation. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) can order a person’s license suspended by written notice. Suspension by PennDOT may be based on the seriousness of the violation ( such as criminal traffic violations), whether the person has committed repeat offenses, or based on the number of points accumulated on a person’s license under the Pennsylvania Point System. Pursuant to Pennsylvania law, a person has 30 days to respond to such notice. A failure to respond within 30 days will result in giving up your right to contest the suspension.
How can I avoid losing my license?
Suspension is usually temporary and a new license is not required to reinstate driving privileges. However, the length of suspension will depend on the severity of the violation and whether or not the person is a repeat offender. A suspended driver’s license can be reinstated by winning the violation that caused the suspension, or by paying a fine and following through with the restoration requirements outlined in PennDOT’s written notice. However, under Pennsylvania law, repeated violation of certain laws, including serious traffic offenses, can result in revocation of one’s driving privileges for a period of no less than 5 years.
The consequences of losing your driving privileges can be terrible. If you are at risk of losing your license or driving privileges, either as a result of a Court notice or a notice from PennDOT you should contact an experienced Harrisburg traffic ticket lawyer immediately. Colgan & Associates, LLC is experienced in this area of the law and will represent you professionally and effectively so that your rights are protected.
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Our legal team serves all of South Central Pennsylvania including Gettysburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, York, Adams County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Perry County, York County and surrounding areas.