Whether it is an every-Saturday-night event or a spontaneous race down a main street, drag racing can be exhilarating and fun. No wonder it has been extremely popular in Philadelphia. But too frequently, the consequences of drag racing have turned out to be dangerous to the participants, occupants of other cars and pedestrians.
In Pennsylvania, drag racing carries penalties that can include costly fines and suspension of your driver’s license. If you are charged, you will need to retain a defense attorney who thoroughly understands the law, and can represent you skillfully and aggressively.
What You Need To Know About Drag Racing
In Pennsylvania, drag racing is defined as racing your vehicles side-by-side to compete over speed and acceleration. You can also be charged with drag racing if you try to set your own speed record, even if no other cars are involved.
You don’t have to be in a vehicle to receive a ticket for drag racing. Spectators at a drag racing event can also be charged.
If you are found guilty of drag racing, you face fines and a six month license suspension.
What To Do If The Police Arrest You
- Do not try to talk your way out of the arrest.
- If the police question you repeatedly, politely refuse to answer their questions and tell then you want a lawyer.
How A Lawyer Will Help
When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.
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Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.