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Harrisburg Traffic Violations Defense Attorney

Tailored Legal Counsel in Your Time of Need

If you recently received a traffic ticket for a traffic violation, such as running a red light, speeding, or reckless driving, you are faced with certain penalties. However, you can fight back against your traffic violation with the help and legal representation of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Holt Law, we strive to help our clients seek a favorable case outcome every single time, whether their ticket or charge gets reduced or dismissed altogether.

Common Traffic Violations

Most traffic tickets are issues for strict-liability offenses, meaning no criminal intent is required to convict the individual responsible for committing the crime. These offenses include but are not limited to the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving without headlight
  • Running a red light
  • Turning into the wrong lane
  • Failure to yield
  • Running a stop sign
  • Parking in a handicap spot without the required plates
  • Overdue parking meters
  • Retired registration

Commercial Driving Licensing (CDL) Regulations

Some common CDL violations include excessive speeding, improper lane changes, driving too closely, reckless driving, distracted driving, and driving without the proper license. Commercial drivers with two or more serious traffic violations in three years face a minimum 60-day CDL revocation. Three violations in three years carries a minimum 120-day CDL revocation.

The federal government also requires a minimum one-year CDL revocation for what is called a major violation. Major CDL violations include DUI, leaving the scene of an accident using a motor vehicle to commit a felony, among others.

Will Your License Be Revoked in PA for a Traffic Violation?

Your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked if you are convicted of one of the following traffic violations:

  • Reckless driving
  • Homicide by vehicle
  • Felony involving a vehicle
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Fleeing a police officer
  • Driving without headlights (to avoid identification)
  • Operating a vehicle when your driver’s license is suspended or revoked

If your driving privileges will be suspended or revoked, you will be mailed a written notice informing you of this. Your driver’s license must be returned to the Bureau of Driver Licensing as well.

After your driving privilege is restored, your driving record will show five points except in the cases of:

  • A 15-day suspension resulting from a hearing for the second accumulation of six points
  • Suspension for failing to respond to a citation

PA’s Point Removal System

Pennsylvania operates on a point system that was made to help improve driving habits and ensure safer driving. Points are added to an individual’s driving record when a driver is found guilty of a traffic violation.

If an individual receives six or more points on their driving record, the driver will receive written notice to take an examination. When their driving record is reduced below six points and reaches six points for a second time, he/she will need to attend a hearing.

If you received a traffic violation and require legal assistance, contact our firm online or call us at (717) 459-4255 to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Us?

How Holt Law Is Different
  • Work Directly with Attorney Aaron Holt
  • Strong Principles of Honesty & Integrity
  • Will Fight Hard for Your Rights
  • Free Initial Consultation

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