Quakertown, PA Traffic Ticket + Violation Lawyer
Nearly twelve million motor vehicles are registered in the state of Pennsylvania. With so many motorists crowded onto the roadways, accidents and mistakes can happen at any time. Many drivers may not even be aware that they are violating a traffic law until it’s too late.
Unfortunately, traffic offenses can be extremely serious. Depending on the details of the situation, traffic crimes can range in severity from minor violations to felonies. Even a “light” violation, however, can come with harsh consequences. If you accumulate enough points on your license, you could lose your driving privileges for months or even indefinitely. If you are charged with committing a misdemeanor or felony traffic-related offense, you could be forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines, be sentenced to time in jail or prison, and face other penalties. If you’ve been charged with a traffic offense in Quakertown, you need to defend yourself with an attorney.
Types of Charges Our Quakertown Traffic Violation Attorneys Defend
Many drivers mistakenly think that traffic tickets are simply “no big deal,” and neglect to follow up or contest the issue. This is a serious mistake. Traffic tickets can add up fast, and before you know it, you could be stranded at home without a means to commute to work. You’re at risk of losing your mobility, your income, and in some cases, even your freedom itself.
At the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates, we are dedicated to achieving excellent results for our clients. We have been serving Quakertown and the communities of Pennsylvania for over 30 years, and our attorneys are armed with decades of practical experience to put to work for you. Our firm handles the full spectrum of traffic-related offenses, including:
- DMV Hearings
- Driving with a Suspended License
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- High Speed Violations
- Moving Violations
- Reckless Driving
- Tickets (Speeding, Radar, Red Light Camera)
No matter what sort of traffic charges you’re facing, Young, Marr & Associates has the knowledge and experience you need. To schedule your free and confidential consultation, or if you’d like to learn more about how a traffic lawyer can help, call our law offices today at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania.
DUI Laws in Pennsylvania
Driving Under the Influence can involve alcohol or drugs. DUI with alcohol is measured by BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) and field sobriety tests, while DUI with drugs is measured by chemical testing and DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) observation. Whether a DUI offense involves drugs or alcohol, the penalties can be serious — particularly if the DUI involves property damage or physical harm to another person.
DUI penalties range widely based on factors like:
- Previous Offenses
You could be fined hundreds or thousands of dollars, lose your license for months or years at a time, and be sentenced to months or years behind bars. You may also be required to attend community service and/or substance abuse counseling, and may have to install an Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle. An IID acts like a breathalyzer, and will prevent a car from starting if alcohol is detected.
Moving Violations Defense
In Pennsylvania, moving violations add points to your license. If you reach six points, penalties will start to interfere with your life. The first time you hit the six point mark, you will have to take a driving exam. If you fail to pass the exam within 30 days, your license will be suspended. If you accumulate more points in the future, you will be required to attend PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) hearings. You will lose your license for months, or indefinitely until you do appear.
It is surprisingly easy to reach six points. Many basic moving violations, such as making illegal U-turns and running red lights, are worth three points or more.
Reckless Driving Defense
While most people have heard the term “reckless driving,” its specific legal definition is less widely known. What sorts of actions could lead to a reckless driving charge?
Under 75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3736, a motorist is driving recklessly when he or she “drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Common examples might include:
- Ignoring Traffic Signals
- Excessive Speeding
Reckless driving is a summary offense and can lead to a hefty $200 fine. Your license could also be suspended or revoked.
Call Our Quakertown, PA Traffic + Ticket Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has been charged with a traffic offense, it is absolutely critical that you defend your freedom and protect your rights with a skilled attorney. To speak privately with an experienced Quakertown, Pennsylvania traffic lawyer, call the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania, or contact us online. Your first consultation is free of charge, so call right away to get started.