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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.

The experienced lawyers at Ellis B. Klein & Associates have handled over 5,000 moving violation cases including:

Penndot maintains a driving record for all licensed drivers in Pennsylvania. Most moving violations carry points which will appear on your driving record if you are convicted (found guilty) of the offense. Points on your license could lead to higher insurance premiums and potential suspension of your license. You should always follow the instructions on the citation, plead Not Guilty and a hearing will be scheduled in the local Magisterial District Court where the ticket was filed.

The experienced lawyers at Ellis B. Klein & Associates have handled over 5,000 matters in traffic court over the past 20+ years in practice. Many judges will permit us to appear in court on your behalf, so you may not even have to go to court to get your points reduced. If we are unable to reduce the points on your moving violation, we will refund the entire fee that you paid to us. Call us for a free consultation BEFORE you pay the fine and we would be happy to explain your options.

Pennsylvania Point System Explained

Penndot keeps a driving record for all drivers in Pennsylvania. Most moving violation carry points which appear on your driving record. If a certain amount of points appear on a driving record, Penndot can impose penalties which may include suspension of your driver’s license. Three points are be removed from your record for each year you go ticket-free.

Accumulation of Six (6) Points – First Accumulation:

If you accumulate more than 6 points on your license, you will be required to take (and pass) the written driver’s exam. You have 30 days to pass the exam or your license will be suspended indefinitely until such time that the test is passed. If the test is passed within 30 days, two (2) points will be removed from your record.

Second Lifetime Accumulation of Six (6) Points:

If you accumulate more than six (6) points on your license for a second time in your life, you will be required to attend a mandatory hearing with Penndot, where a hearing examiner will review your driving record. At this hearing, the examiner can recommend that your license be suspended for 15 days, or that you be required to complete an on-road driving exam, or take no action. Two (2) points will be removed upon passing of the exam within 30 days. Failure to attend this hearing will result in a sixty (60) day suspension. Penndot will look at your entire driving record to determine if this is a second or subsequent accumulation of 6 points, which means they will look at your lifetime driving record in making this decision.

Third Lifetime Accumulation of Six (6) Points:

A mandatory hearing will be scheduled with Penndot for a hearing examiner to review the driving record and determine if a 30 day license suspension would be warranted. Failure to attend this hearing will result in an indefinite license suspension until the hearing is attended.

Accumulation of 11 or More Points:

If you reach 11 points or more on your record, there will be a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license as follows:

  • First Suspension: 5 day suspension for each point over 11
  • Second Suspension: 10 day suspension for each point over 11
  • Third Suspension: 15 days for each point over 11
  • Fourth or greater: One (1) year suspension

The experienced lawyers at Ellis B. Klein & Associates have handled over 5,000 matters in traffic court. Many judges will permit us to appear in court on your behalf, so you may not even have to go to court to get your points reduced. If we are unable to reduce the points on your moving violation, we will refund the entire fee that you paid to us. Call us for a free consultation BEFORE you pay the fine and we would be happy to explain your options.

Pennsylvania Points for Moving Violations
VehicleCode Description# of Points
1512Violation of restriction on driver's license - wearing glasses, etc2
1571Violation concerning license3
3102Failure to obey authorized persons directing traffic2
3111.1Obedience to traffic control devices warning of hazardous conditions2
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 safe 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 barrier 30-day suspension and4
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 lights 60-day suspension and5
3361Driving too fast for conditions (if violation occurs in an active work zone and in conjunction with an accident, 15-day suspension)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) and3
 16 to 25 (if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and4
 26 to 30 (if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and5
 31 and over Departmental Hearing and Sanctions provided under Section 1536(d) (if violation occurs in an active work zone, 15-day suspension) and5
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
3547(a)Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk when entering from a driveway or alley3
3549(a)Failure to yield to blind pedestrians3
3702Improper backing3
3714(a)Careless driving3
3745Leaving scene of accident involving property damage only4
Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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