Disregarding Traffic Devices
Maybe you were distracted when you got to an intersection, or the sun was in your eyes – but you drove through a red light without stopping. The police cited you for failing to stop for the light.
A moving violation ticket – or two or three — can lead to escalating difficulties like points on your driving record, costly fines, rising insurance premiums and even suspension of your driver’s license. A defense attorney can help you minimize or avoid these problems.
What You Need To Know About Failure To Stop For A Traffic Light
In Pennsylvania, you can be ticketed for disregarding traffic control signals if you drive through a red light.
You can also be ticketed if you drive through a blinking red light without first stopping, or if you drive through a broken traffic light without first stopping.
Additionally, you can receive a ticket if you turn right at a red light that has a nearby sign warning that right turns are prohibited when the traffic light is red.
If you are convicted of failing to stop for a traffic light, PennDOT will add three points to your driving record.
What To Do If The Police Pull You Over
- Turn the ignition off but don’t get out of the car.
- Don’t argue with the police officer or get angry.
- Be polite.
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.
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.