If you are under 18 and pulled over by the police for a moving traffic violation like speeding, your consequences can be greater than they would be for an adult. Your license will be suspended with only six points and you also face escalating difficulties like costly fines and rising insurance premiums.
By retaining a defense attorney who is experienced in fighting back against speeding tickets and traffic violations, it is possible to get your points reduced or even avoid them altogether. This makes hiring a defense attorney a good investment because you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your car insurance costs.
What You Need To Know About Traffic Violations Under 18
You can accumulate points on your driving record in Pennsylvania if you are found guilty of many moving violations such as careless driving, not stopping at a red light, leaving the scene of an accident and speeding.
If you are under 18, your driver’s license will be suspended if you:
- Accumulate six or more points
- Are convicted of driving 26 MPH or more of the speed limit
Your first suspension will be for 90 days and you will have to pass a written test with questions about road safety. Your next suspension will be for 120 days.
With six points or more on your driving record, you will have to pay much higher car insurance premiums.
How A Lawyer Will Help
If your child is arrested, 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 the best course of action.
If a minor’s case is going to be tried in an adult court, whenever possible your attorney will try to have the case moved to a juvenile court.
Pennsylvania Minors Law
Laws for minors are described and defined in The Pennsylvania Code under Title 18, Chapter 63. Read the code here.
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Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get juvenile 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.