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Traffic Offenses

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If we are unable to negotiate a reduction in points on your moving violation, we will refund the entire fee. We are the only firm that guarantees our work, so if we are unable to help reduce your points, you get your money back. Due to my experience as a former Senior Deputy District Attorney, I have a 99% success rate in reducing points on moving violations. Additionally, many local judges will allow us to appear in court on your behalf, so you might not even have to attend the traffic court hearing to get your points reduced.

3 Point Moving Violations

The following violations carry 3 points on your license if convicted:

  • Red light violation
  • Stop sign violation
  • Failure to Yield
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Careless Driving
Major Violations (5 Point Offenses)

These violations are the most serious and carry with it the maximum points (5) plus mandatory license suspensions.

  • Passing a School Bus – 5 points plus 60 day mandatory suspension
  • Reckless Driving – 5 points plus 6 month mandatory suspension
  • Racing on Highways – 5 points plus 6 month suspension
Pennsylvania Points for Moving Violations
Section Number Offense Name Points Assessed
3112(a)(3)(i)or (ii)Failure to stop for a red light3
3323(b)Failure to stop for stop sign3
3323(c)Failure to yield at yield sign3
3345(a)Failure to stop for school bus5 (+60 day mandatory license suspension)
3361Driving at safe speeds2
3362 (Speeding)Exceeding maximum speed
Over limit:
6-10 mph2
+31 over5 (+ license suspension hearing)
3362 (Work Zone Enhancement)Speeding in an Active Work Zone + 15 day license suspension if 11+mph over speed limit
3365(b)Speeding in a school zone3 (+ 60 day suspension for 2nd offense)
3714(a)Careless Driving3
3736Reckless Driving5 (+ 6 month mandatory license suspension)
3367Illegal Racing on Highways5 (+ 6 month mandatory license suspension)

Driving Under Suspension

When a motorist’s license is suspended for whatever reason (excessive points, failure to respond to a ticket, DUI conviction) the penalties are extremely severe. Each conviction adds an additional year of suspension and if you have more than 6 convictions for Driving Under Suspension, there is mandatory jail time ranging from 30 days minimum to up to 6 months in jail.

If you are convicted of Driving Under a DUI Suspension, there is mandatory jail time of 60 days minimum up to 90 days in jail. The law states that once a license is suspended for a DUI conviction, it will remain DUI suspended until the license is restored. What this means is that you can have a conviction for DUI that is 20 years old, and if you have never had your license restored, it would still be DUI suspended and you would be facing mandatory jail time.

Traffic Ticket Frequently Asked Questions Should I Fight the Ticket?

It is almost always beneficial to plead “not guilty” and go to court. A majority of the thousands of traffic cases that I have handled resulted in a negotiation to a lesser offense which reduced the points assessed to the client’s license. Many of my cases result in a zero point offense and/or a non-moving violation that does not affect insurance rates. If you have not already done so, you should follow the directions on the citation and enter a plea of “not guilty” and make a collateral payment to the court. You will then receive a notice of the court hearing in the mail where you or your attorney will have to appear before the local District Justice.

How Will a Moving Violation Affect My Insurance?

Depending on the type of the citation, points could be assessed to your license and you license can be suspended for certain serious violations. Your insurance company typically checks your driving record each year that you renew and points could lead to an increase in your premium or perhaps even cancellation of your insurance. Going to court can result in the points being reduced, and if the citation is reduced to zero points, your insurance rates should not increase as a result. Additionally, if points are assessed and you receive another moving violation within one year, the new points gets added to your license which could leads to suspension for excessive points.

How Many Points are Needed Before My License is Suspended?

The law states that the first time a driver accumulates over 6 points, the written test must be retaken and passed. Once the test is passed, points are then decreased to 5. If the motorist accumulates more than 6 points a second time, the license will be suspended for a minimum of 15 days. If you accumulate 11 points or more, license suspension can range from 5 days per point over 11 points and up to one year in some instances. If points are assessed to your license, 3 points are subtracted off your record for every year that you go ticket-free.

Do I Have to go to Court?

Many judges will permit us to appear in court on your behalf (depending upon the judge and the severity of the violation), so you might not even have to attend the court hearing to have your points reduced.

Client Reviews
Ellis Klein is a terrific attorney who represented my son in a DUI case. Ellis was understanding and sympathetic yet very forthright regarding the seriousness of the issue. He was extremely knowledgeable of the process and kept us informed at every step. He had a very professional presence, was confident (but not arrogant) and kept us calm throughout a very traumatic situation. He was a critical factor in my son receiving the best possible outcome from this DUI event. John Doe
Recently Mr. Klein helped me out with a criminal charge in which the outcome was the best possible situation for me. Ellis worked with me as far as a payment plan, knew the judge and officer and I couldn't ask for anything more out of a lawyer. I'm very happy with his performance and would recommend him to anyone. Jane Doe
Ellis literally gave me a new lease on life. I was facing a DUI, which would have affected my livelihood, my freedom and would have left me with a criminal record. Mr. Klein was able to have all the evidence suppressed by challenging the officer's cause for pulling me over. He was very thorough, leaving no stone unturned. His demeanor in court was confident and knowledgeable. He saved my reputation and my family from facing serious economic hardship. Thank You Anonymous
Ellis Klein served as my lawyer in a very difficult case that I was facing and with his help, the outcome of my case turned out wonderful. Mr. Klein helped me very much with his knowledge of my case. Thanks Ellis! Anonymous
Like many young adults, I made a bad decision that resulted in very serious consequences. I was afraid and nervous. Ellis was very straight-forward when he explained things to me, telling what the best outcome could be as well as the worst. Through his knowledge, professionalism, and legal reputation, my case was resolved with the best possible outcome. I advise my friends not to make the same mistake that I did, but if they do I will highly recommend Ellis. I feel like I have been given a second chance. Anonymous