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Montgomery County

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, west and north of Philadelphia and west of Bucks County. The county seat of Montgomery County is located in Norristown, PA. Montgomery County has a recent population of over 830,000 people, making it one of the most populous counties in Pennsylvania. The county has a long history dating back to the colonial era and played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. Montgomery County has a well-developed transportation network, with major highways such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-76 serving the region. Public transportation options include SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) services.

Some of the major highways in Montgomery County include:

Interstate 76 (I-76) - Schuylkill Expressway: This heavily traveled interstate runs East and West through the southern part of Montgomery County and connects Philadelphia to King of Prussia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). Much of 1-76 is a two lane roadway that was not designed to handle to large amount daily traffic volume. As such, many crashes occur on the Schuylkill Expressway leading to careless driving citations, following to closely tickets and driving at safe speed citations. The Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County is patrolled mainly by the State Police, Belmont Barracks. Many speeding tickets on the Schuylkill Expressway are written by the State Police using Radar as the speed timing device.

Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) - Stretching across Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, officially known as Interstate 76 (I-76), spans over 360 miles from Pittsburgh in the west to the eastern border of Pennsylvania, the turnpike is a key route and is travelled by thousands of vehicles per day. The PA Turnpike runs through many towns in Montgomery County including the towns of Valley Forge, Norristown, Fort Washington, Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh Township, Blue Bell, West Conshohocken, King of Prussia, Hatboro and Horsham Township. The Pennsylvania State police patrol the Pennsylvania Turnpike and write many Speeding tickets and tickets for Careless Driving, Following too Closely and Driving at Safe speeds for incidents involving crashes.

Interstate 476 (I-476) - Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension: This high speed interstate travels Montgomery County the from north to south, connecting with the east-west Pennsylvania Turnpike and providing a north-south route through the region through the Pocono Mountains up to New York State. The speed limit for much of I-476 is at 70 mph and many speeding tickets are written by the State Police, who patrol the Northeast Extension. We routinely handle speeding tickets from I-476 in excess of 100 mph that are written by the State Police.

U.S. Route 202 (US 202): US 202 runs north-south through Montgomery County, providing a major route through Bucks County, south through Exton, Downingtown and West Chester. Much of this roadway is 2 lanes, travelling through busy residential and commercial areas before becoming a highway south of King of Prussia. Route 202 is patrolled by various local police departments as well as the State Police. Many crashes occur in the commercial areas of Route 202 due to the high volume of traffic that is mainly controlled by traffic signals. As a result, many tickets are written on Route 202 for Careless Driving, Traffic Control Signals (Red light tickets) and improper left turn. South of King of Prussia, Route 202 becomes a 55 mph highway where the Pennsylvania State Police write many speeding tickets. We routinely represent drivers who obtain speeding tickets over 100 mph on Route 202, especially for Speeding in Exton, Chester County and Speeding tickets in Downingtown, Chester County, both towns that abut Montgomery County along Route 202.

U.S. Route 422 (US 422): US 422 is a very heavily travelled east-west highway passing through the northern part of Montgomery County, connecting King of Prussia to Pottstown and Berks County. Route 422 travels through heavily populated areas and is a main commuter route into Philadelphia. Route 422 is infamous for daily congestion, especially during rush hour which lead to many crashes. The incidents result in traffic tickets on Route 422 for Following too Closely, tickets for Careless Driving, and citations for Driving at Safe speeds. Route 422 is patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police who are known to write many tickets on Route 422 for speeding and citations for crashes.

U.S. Route 30 (US 30): US 30 is another heavily travelled highway through Montgomery County. Route 30 is also known as the Lincoln Highway and runs east-west through the southern part of Montgomery County into Chester County. Many Speeding tickets are written on Route 30, especially for high speed cases over 100 mph on the Route 30 bypass in Chester County. Some of Route 30 passes through commercial areas with traffic being controlled by traffic signals. As such, tickets are issued on Route 30 for Red light violations, Passing a School Bus, Careless Driving and Improper Left Turn resulting in a crash.

Pennsylvania Route 309 (PA 309): PA 309 is a north-south highway that runs through eastern Montgomery County. South on Route 309 enters Philadelphia, while North on 309 enters Bucks County below Quakertown and travels north through Allentown, Lehigh County and beyond. Route 309 is a high speed highway from North Wales south into Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania State Police issue many speeding tickets on Route 309 well in excess of the 55 mph speed limit. Our firm frequently represents drivers who receive speeding tickets in excess of 90 or 100mph. A majority of Route 309 is commercial and controlled by traffic signals. As such, tickets are written for crashes that occur on Rute 309 such as Vehicle Turning Left, Following too Closely, Driving at Safe Speeds and Careless Driving.

Pennsylvania Route 73 (PA 73): PA Route 73 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is a significant state highway that spans approximately 23 miles, providing a vital east-west corridor through Montgomery County. This route, also known as Skippack Pike and Germantown Pike in different sections, traverses various towns, boroughs, and townships, offering both commuters and visitors access to diverse communities and scenic landscapes. Route 73 begins in the borough of Schwenksville in the western part of Montgomery County. Its eastern endpoint is in the township of Whitemarsh, near the border with Philadelphia. Route 73 travels through both residential and commercial areas controlled by traffic signals and stop signs which lead to violations being written for Red light violations, stop sign violations, careless driving and vehicle turning left tickets. Route 73 is usually patrolled by local police departments as well as the state police. Numerous Route 73 speeding tickets are written by various departments as the speed varies from 25 miles per hour up to 45 miles per hour along Route 73. Additionally, many tickets are written for Passing a School bus in residential areas along Route 73.

The Blue Route (I-476). The Blue Route, officially known as Interstate 476 (I-476), is a modern expressway, weaving through Montgomery County, and provides efficient access to various towns, businesses, and recreational spots in Montgomery County. The Blue Route runs north-south through the eastern part of Montgomery County, connecting major population centers and commercial hubs within the county and beyond. One of the notable features of the Blue Route in Montgomery County is its strategic interchanges with other major highways. This includes its intersection with the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276), enhancing regional connectivity. The Blue Route provides a direct link to the city of Philadelphia, offering residents and visitors a streamlined route to the cultural, economic, and historical attractions in the city. The expressway intersects with various suburban towns in Montgomery County, fostering economic activities and promoting accessibility. Notable towns along its path include Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, and Villanova. As this is a high speed expressway, it is patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police who used Radar to write many tickets for Speeding on the Blue Route. Although the speed on the Blue Route is 55 mph, we frequently defend drivers travelling substantially in excess of the posted speed limit on I-476. Additionally, due to the heavy volume of traffic, specially during rush hour, many crashed occur on the Blue Route, leading to tickets issued for Following Too Closely, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Driving at Safe Speeds.

Major Towns of Note in Montgomery County, PA

Montgomery County is home to many diverse towns and municipalities. Some of the major towns in Montgomery County include:

Norristown: Serving as the county seat, Norristown is a hub of activity with roads like Main Street and Dekalb Street, also known as Route 202 and is patrolled by the Norristown Police Department. The town's accessibility is enhanced by the presence of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476), facilitating both local and regional travel. Norristown police write citations for violations in Norristown such as speeding, Traffic control signals (Red Light Violation), Stop Signs, Passing a School Bus and Speeding in a School Zone. Additionally, numerous arrests for DUI in Norristown are made for Driving under the Influence.

King of Prussia: Known for the expansive King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the United States, King of Prussia is a significant commercial and residential hub in the county. King of Prussia is a commercial center connected by major roads such as U.S. Route 202, U.S. Route 422, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The intersection of these thoroughfares creates a highly congested commercial area that is mainly controlled by Traffic Signals. The Upper Merion Police mainly patrol the streets, and frequently write tickets due to crashes in King of Prussia including Following Too Closely, Driving at Safe Speeds, Vehicle Turning Left and Careless Driving. Additionally, due to the amount of restaurants and bars in the area, many DUI arrests are made in the King of Prussia Area for Driving under the Influence. The PA Turnpike and Route 422 near King of Prussia are exclusively patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police who issue numerous speeding tickets, typically using radar. Speeding tickets on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are highly prevalent, and as the speed limit in this area of the Turnpike is 70 mph, we represent many drivers for high speed speeding cases over 100 mph.

Pottstown: Located in the northern part of Montgomery county, Pottstown is a historic town with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Pottstown, contains routes such as High Street, Route 422 and Route 100. These roads are integral to the town's identity, linking neighborhoods, schools, and parks as Pottstown continues to evolve as a regional center. The Pottstown Police Department, Lower Pottsgrove Police Department issue citations for Red light violations, Stop sign violations, Careless Driving, Passing a School Bus and Speeding in a School zone. The Pennsylvania State police patrol Route 422 Highway and Route 100 and issue speeding tickets in this area of Pottstown.

Lansdale: Lansdale is a small borough in Montgomery County with a vibrant community and various amenities. Lansdale is defined by Main Street, a local road that weaves through the heart of the borough. Situated along U.S. Route 202 and U.S. Route 309 the roads are patrolled by the Lansdale Police Department as well as the Towamencin Township Police Department. This area is both residential and commercial, leading to speeding citations, Red light and stop sign violations, Passing a School Bus ticket as well as careless driving and other citations.

Abington, Cheltenham and Elkins Park are in the southeastern part of Montgomery County and are in close proximity to the Philadelphia border. Abington Township, encompassing the communities of Glenside and Willow Grove, is crisscrossed by major roads like Old York Road (PA 611) and Susquehanna Road. PA Route 611 is a heavily traveled roadway leading to citations for Speeding, Passing a School Bus, Speeding in a School Zone and red light infractions. This bustling roadway is controlled mainly by Traffic Signals, which leads to many crashes resulting in citations written for Driving at Safe Speeds, Vehicle Turning Left, careless driving and following too closely tickets.

Horsham Township: Horsham Township is a heavily populated area containing a large amount of residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Route 611 (Easton Road) is a heavily travelled north-south arterial road that runs through Horsham which connects to Philadelphia in the South and Doylestown and beyond in the north. As Rote 611 is heavily travelled, many citations are written on this roadway for Red light violations and for crashes resulting in citation for Careless Driving or Following too closely. Route 463 (Horsham Road) is an east-west road that intersects with Route 611 in Horsham. It provides another important route for local traffic and connects Horsham to nearby townships. County Line Road serves as a major east-west thoroughfare in the southern part of Horsham and connects Philadelphia to the east to Route 309 in Colmar to the North. Welsh Road (Route 63) is a significant east-west road that runs through the northern part of Horsham. It intersects with Route 611 and is heavily travelled controlled by traffic signals and stop sign. A significant amount of crashes occur on these Roadways in Horsham Township resulting in many moving violations being written by the Horsham Township Police Department.

Lower Merion is an affluent township in the United States and is known for its upscale residential areas and proximity to Philadelphia. Lower Merion is traversed by Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30) and City Avenue (U.S. Route 1). Lancaster Avenue, or Route 30 is a densely populated area travelling through both residential and commercial areas. Many crashes occur on Lancaster Avenue, especially rear-end collisions due to the high traffic and significant number of Traffic signals. Lower Merion police write a very large number of traffic tickets for crashes including Careless Driving, Following too Closely and Driving at Safe Speeds. City Avenue (Route 1) is another high volume area that sees a significant amount of traffic, especially during rush hour. As with Lancaster Avenue, many red light violations are written on City Avenue as well as citations involving crashes, such as Vehicle Turning Left or Following too Closely.

Whitemarsh Township: has a mix of residential and historic areas, including the community of Fort Washington. Major roads include Ridge Pike (PA Route 463): Ridge Pike a major east-west road that is also known as PA Route 463. Butler Pike is another significant road in Whitemarsh Township, running north-south. It intersects with Ridge Pike and provides access to various residential areas, local businesses, and recreational facilities. Germantown Pike (PA Route 422): Germantown Pike, also known as PA Route 422, traverses the southern part of Whitemarsh Township. This mainly residential area sees citations written for Speeding, Stop Signs, Red Light violations, Speeding in a School Zone and Passing a School Bus.

Other notable towns in Montgomery County include Blue Bell and Skippack which have Route 73, also known as Skippack Pike. Ambler includes Butler Avenue (PA Route 202) which is a major east-west and serves as a central artery, Bethlehem Pike: Bethlehem Pike is a north-south road that intersects with Butler Avenue in Ambler. It connects the borough to the neighboring communities of Fort Washington, North Wales and Montgomeryville. Jenkintown: is located along the Philadelphia border and is a residential gem with a vibrant downtown area. Old York Road (PA Route 611) is the town's main thoroughfare, offering a mix of shops, cafes, and cultural attractions. Collegeville: Home to Ursinus College, Collegeville is a town with an academic influence. Main Street and Ridge Pike are central to the town's identity, providing access to local businesses and creating a welcoming atmosphere for students and residents alike. DUI arrests are frequently made in these towns in Montgomery County due to the amount of bars and restaurants in the area.

If you are issued a traffic ticket in Montgomery County, you only have 10 days to enter your plea. Since most moving violation carry points which could impact your insurance rates, you should follow the instructions on the ticket and enter a plea of Not Guilty which must be done by mail, as you can only plead Guilty online. Most judges in Montgomery County will permit our lawyers to appear for the driver in court, so you may not have to attend the court hearing to get your points reduced. Call the highly experienced Traffic attorneys at Ellis B. Klein & Associates at (215) 867-2393 before you pay the fine and we would be happy to give you a free consultation. Our attorneys have collectively handled thousands of Montgomery County traffic offenses and have a 99% success rate in reducing points on most moving violations.

Likewise, if you have been arrested for a DUI in Montgomery County, you will be receiving the criminal charges and a summons to appear for your Preliminary Hearing, where the evidence is presented against you and bail is set by the Montgomery County District Justice. The experienced attorneys at Ellis B. Klein & Associates have been practicing in before Montgomery County Judges for over 25 years and have handled thousands of DUI cases. Call for a free consultation at (215) 867-2393 and we would be happy to give you a free consultation.

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