Traffic Violation Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA Assist Drivers
Diligent Western Pennsylvania lawyers help motorists oppose unfair citations
You might overlook a traffic violation at the time it occurs, but if you’re paying hundreds of dollars in fines and extra costs, getting a ticket can become a serious matter. This is particularly true if you’re potentially facing a license suspension. Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC is a Downtown Pittsburgh law firm that will review the circumstances that led to traffic stop and will advocate for reduced penalties or argue in court to have citations dismissed.
Firm handles speeding, reckless driving and license suspension matters
We advocate for you in criminal defense and traffic cases, you can rely on us to advocate effectively on your behalf when you’ve been cited for:
- Speeding — Under 75 Pa. Code §3361 and subsequent provisions, punishment for a speeding ticket depends how fast the vehicle was purportedly traveling over the posted limit or reasonably prudent speed. In cases where someone is clocked 26 miles per hour faster than the legal maximum, you could be facing five license points and a fine exceeding $80.
- Reckless driving — Someone who is operating a vehicle in “willful and wanton disregard” for the safety of others is guilty of reckless driving, a summary offense carrying a $200 fine. These determinations can be very subjective and a reporting officer might not fully understand why a motorist drove in a certain manner.
- Operating without a license — A person who drives without a valid license faces the prospect of a fine and possibly other sanctions as well depending on why the license is not active.
- Other moving violations — Failure to stop for a school bus that has its red lights flashing is a serious violation, potentially leading to five points and a 60-day license suspension. Running a red light or stop sign carries a three-point penalty along with a fine.
- Texting while driving — Pennsylvania drivers are not permitted to use a handheld device to send texts while they are behind the wheel. We can look at phone records and other information if you receive an unwarranted ticket.
When you have accumulated 11 license points for violations, your license is automatically suspended, so depending on the particular violations, just a few traffic stops might make it impossible for you to operate your vehicle. A first offender loses their driving privileges for at least 55 days. If a person is under 18, it is 6 points accumulated for license suspension.
Advocates defend truckers accused of commercial drivers’ license violations
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder is required to complete extra training and abide by special regulations. With just one major offense or two serious traffic offenses over a three-year period, you will lose your ability to operate a commercial vehicle legally. Even if you’re driving in your personal vehicle, convictions on certain charges, such as reckless driving and driving under the influence, can affect your CDL. Please contact our firm if you have been cited or charged and are a CDL driver.
Diligent litigators offer valuable guidance on fighting a ticket
Even if they think they were in the right, many people who receive a traffic citation plead guilty by mail and pay the fine. By choosing this option, ticketed drivers think they’re putting the issue behind them, but this is not always the case. By accumulating just six points, a motorist under 18 can have their license suspended and an older driver is required to take a safety exam. Working with an attorney can help you fight the charge against you and avoid severe sanctions, particularly if you already have a history of violations.
Contact a Pennsylvania traffic violation defense attorney to set up a free consultation
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC represents Pennsylvania motorists in traffic violation cases. For a free consultation, please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online. We are located in Pittsburgh.