Posts Tagged ‘1543(a) Berks County’

Client Avoids Jail Time in Driving Under Suspension Case

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with driving on a suspended license, DUI-related, under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Our client was facing a mandatory sentence of 60-90 days in Berks County Prison. Our client could simply not afford to spend that much time in jail. He would lose his job, and he would not be able to support his family.

Attorney McAllister was able to guide our client through a special program offered by the Berks County Adult Probation Department. This program allowed our client to complete a sentence of 5 days in Berks County Prison and 85 days on house arrest (with allocations for work release). Our client was extremely happy with the outcome of his case. He was able to keep his job and serve the vast majority of his sentence at home with his family.

If you or someone you know is facing a driving under suspension charge, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543, in Berks County or Reading, PA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss the case in more detail.

Client Avoids Jail Time in Driving Case

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client in Berks County District Court who was facing jail time for driving on a suspended license under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a). Our client was facing a maximum of six (6) months in jail on this offense. He was a working full-time to help support his wife and kids. Any type of jail sentence would have resulted in a loss of his job; needless to say, this would have had severe negative consequences for his family.

Attorney McAllister discussed defense strategies with our client, and he was prepared to present a strong defense to the Judge on the day of the trial. Attorney McAllister met with the officer prior the hearing, and, based on negotiations, was able to work out an agreement with the officer to avoid any type of jail sentence.

Our client was very happy with the outcome of the case since he ended up not having to do any jail time. As a result, our client was able to keep his job and continue to support his family. If you or someone you know is facing a serious traffic offense or even jail time in Reading, PA, or Berks County, Pennsylvania, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our dedicated and experienced attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case in more detail.

Driving on a Suspended License Charge Dismissed

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Driving on a Suspended License under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a). Our client had failed to respond to a traffic ticket in another county in Pennsylvania, and, as a result, his license was suspended indefinitely. When our client was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, the officer ran our client’s information and discovered his license was suspended. The officer then issued our client a ticket.

Our client was very concerned because if he was convicted of the 1543(a) offense, PennDOT would have hit him with another whole one (1) year license suspension. Needless to say, our client, who needed his license to commute to work and support his family, could not afford a one (1) year suspension of his operating privileges.

Therefore, at the Berks County District Court hearing, Attorney McAllister requested a hearing before the Judge. After questioning the officer and making a convincing legal argument to the Judge, our client was found “NOT GUILTY” of the citation. Our client was very happy with the outcome of his case.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic related offense in Reading, PA, or Berks County, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced and dedicated attorneys will be happy to discuss you case in more detail during a “no-cost” consultation.

Client Avoids 1 Year License Suspension

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister represented a client who was charged with driving on a suspended license, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a), which is a summary traffic offense.  Our client was charged with this citation in Berks County, Pennsylvania; she was facing fines and court costs of over $500.00 if convicted as well as a mandatory 1 year additional license suspension through PennDOT.  Our client had just graduated from a local college and was beginning the job hunt.  Needless to say, a 1 year license suspension would have an extremely detrimental effect on our client’s ability to get and keep a job.

Attorney McAllister had prepared a defense to present to the Judge at the hearing in Berks County District Court.  Before the hearing started, though, he approached the officer was had issued the citation and explained our client’s circumstances.  Attorney McAllister was able to negotiate a plea agreement with the officer so that our client wouldn’t lose her license for an additional 1 year.

Based on the agreement negotiated by Attorney McAllister, our client saved several hundred dollars in fines and court costs and avoided a 1 year license suspension.  Additionally, Attorney McAllister was able to get our client’s license restored from a “suspended” status to a “valid” status.

Needless to say, our client was very happy with the outcome of her case.  If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic citation in Reading, Pa, or Berks County, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128 to setup a free consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated attorneys.  We have represented hundreds of clients in Berks County District Court traffic cases, and we have had a lot of success helping clients keep their licenses.

Client Avoids 1 Year License Suspension

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client at a district court hearing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Our client was charged with driving on a suspended license under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a).  Although our client was only looking at a fine in this case, a conviction would result in a collateral consequence with PennDOT of an additional 1 year license suspension.  Our client needed her license to get back and forth to work, and a 1 year license suspension would have been devastating to her career.

Attorney McAllister first attempted to negotiate the matter with the police officer that issued the citation.  However, in this case, the police officer was not willing to amend the citation.  As a result, Attorney McAllister took the case to a summary trial.  After hearing all of the evidence and the arguments of Attorney McAllister, the District Judge found our client “not guilty”.

Our client was saved from having to serve an additional license suspension of 1 year.  She was extremely happy with the outcome of her case, and was grateful for the services of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC.  If you or someone you know is charged with a traffic offense, contact our office today at 610-372-5128.  Even a seemingly minor traffic citation can have significant consequences for your driver’s license.