While traffic offenses often seem to be minor infractions, there can be very serious repercussions to one’s life when convicted. Many tickets carry points that may raise your insurance premiums, suspensions based on points or the offense convicted of, hefty fines, and in some situations, jail time for the offense or for convictions of certain offenses repeatedly. Beyond these legal ramifications, these traffic offenses can have a major impact on one’s ability to travel to work, care for his/her children, or even maintain certain classes of operating licenses.
Traffic Offenses and the Pennsylvania Point System
Each traffic violation of which you’re found guilty may carry with it points that will be placed on your driving record. The traffic ticket that you are found guilty of determines the amount of points assessed (some carry none others carry up to 5). Accumulation of points can have adverse consequences to your insurance rates, your commercial driver’s license and may even lead to a driver’s license suspension.
The above listed information does not include the entire crimes code, annotations, amendments or any recent changes that may be relevant. The information provided is for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These materials are not intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. Please contact DiCindio Law for a consultation and to discuss what law is relevant to your case.
Mike DiCindio is a criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals accused of crimes throughout all of Chester County, including West Chester, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, Paoli, Downingtown, Tredyffrin, West Goshen, Honey Brook, Oxford, Devon, Pottstown, Chesterbrook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, and Avondale as well as in Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County and Berks County.