Fighting Your Ticket


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If you get a traffic ticket, you may think your only course of action is to pay the fine, accept the points from PennDOT and watch your insurance rates go up. But you do have an option — you can fight your ticket.

Why You Should Fight A Ticket

Even for a first offense, the repercussions from your ticket can snowball into serious problems.

PennDOT will add points to your driving record for your alleged violation. If you accumulate points, it can lead to complications like hundreds or even thousands of dollars more in car insurance premiums. You even risk having your license suspended.

A clean driving record is worth fighting for. By hiring a defense attorney who is experienced in fighting back against traffic tickets, it is possible to get your traffic charges reduced or even dismissed. This makes retaining a defense attorney a good investment since you may be able to save significantly on your insurance costs for years.

The Kinds Of Tickets You Should Fight

These are some of the traffic charges that are worth fighting:

  • Speeding (the most common moving violations in Pennsylvania)
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Careless driving
  • Turning violation
  • Improper passing
  • Improper backing up
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving too slowly

What You Need To Know Fighting A Ticket in Philadelphia

The Municipal Court Traffic Division adjudicates violations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code that occur in the City of Philadelphia. The Traffic Division covers traffic citations and red light violations, however they do not handle parking violations.

What You Need To Know About Fighting Tickets In The Surrounding Counties

In Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties, traffic tickets are handled in the Magisterial District Courts.

How A Lawyer Helps with Tickets

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.

Questions? Contact us today.

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.