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Speeding Ticket/Moving Violations

Bucks County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A speeding ticket or moving violation may seem like a small problem with little impact beyond a fine, but there are hidden consequences. The more tickets receive, the more problems you will have. At the Bucks County law offices of Attorney Niels C. Eriksen, we protect the rights of individuals facing traffic violations throughout Pennsylvania. We can help you keep your license and minimize the damage to your insurance points.

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Many people get a speeding ticket, write a check, and mail it in without ever thinking of greater consequences. If you want to protect your rights fully, contact an attorney as soon as you receive your traffic ticket or summons. Often, we are able to work with police officers to dismiss or reduce charges early on.

Even if you have paid your ticket already, Pennsylvania allows for summary appeals within thirty days of a guilty plea. In some cases, there are even remedies beyond that thirty day period.

Speeding Ticket and Moving Violation Defense

We are not afraid to challenge speeding tickets. Many radars and similar devices are not reliable. In fact, in Pennsylvania, local law enforcement is not allowed to use radar. Relying on methods such as stopwatches and checking their own speedometers, there are plenty of defenses available against local speeding tickets.

Speeding Tickets and License Points

The biggest reason to fight your speeding ticket may be the added points on your driving record. Your insurance company will raise your insurance rates based on the accumulation of points on your license. Take a look at the chart below, and you will see the serious impact that even one speeding ticket can have on your license:

Vehicle CodeDescription# of Points
1512Violation of restriction on drivers license - wearing glasses. etc2
1571Violation concerning license3
3102Failure to obey policeman or authorized person2
3112(a)(3)(i) or (ii)Failure to stop for a red light3
3114(a)(1)Failure to stop for a flashing red light3
3302Failure to yield half of roadway to oncoming vehicle3
3303Improper passing, overtaken driver to maintain speed; passing driver to pull In at sale distance3
3304Improper passing on the right3
3305Improper passing on the left, clear distance ahead3
3306(a)(1)Improper passing on a hill4
3306(a)(2)Improper passing at a railroad crossing or intersection3
3306(a)(3)Improper passing at a bridge or tunnel3
3307Improper passing in a no-passing zone3
3310Following too closely3
3321Failure to yield to driver on the right at intersection3
3322Failure to yield to oncoming driver when making left turn3
3323(b)Failure to stop for stop sign3
3323(c)Failure to yield at yield sign3
3324Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway between intersections3
3332Improper turning around illegal U-turns3
3341(a)Failure to obey signal indicating approach of train2
3341(b)Failure to comply with crossing gate or barrier30-day suspension and 4
3342(b) or (e)Failure to stop at railroad crossings4
3344Failure to stop when entering from alley, driveway or building3
3345(a)Failure to stop for school bus with flashing red lights60-day suspension and 5
3361Driving too fast for conditions(if violation occurs in an active work zone and in conjunction with an accident, 15-day suspension) and 2
3362Exceeding maximum speed
Miles over Speed Limit:
6 to 102
11 to 15(if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and 3
16 to 25(if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and 4
26 to 30(if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and 5
31 and overDepartmental Hearing and Sanctions provided under Section 1538(d) and 5
(if violation occurs in an active work zone, also 15-day suspension)
3365(b)Exceeding special speed limit in school zone3
3365(c)Exceeding special speed Limit for trucks on downgrades3
3542(a)Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk2
3547Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk when entering from a driveway or alley3
3549(a)Failure to yield lo blind pedestrians3
3702Improper backing3
3714Careless driving3
3745Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only4

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Working to reduce your charges or have them reduced completely, we want to keep points off your insurance. Our Bucks County offices are open during weekly business hours, but we are available for evening and weekend appointments as well. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA), the Law Office of Niels C. Eriksen Jr., LLC represents clients throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and northeast Philadelphia, including residents of Langhorne, Bensalem, Bristol, Bristol Borough, Croydon, Doylestown, Fairless Hills, Falls Township, Levittown, Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Morrisville, New Hope, Newtown, Philadelphia, Richboro, Southampton, Trevose, Warminster, Warrington, Washington Crossing, Yardley, lower Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

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