Posts Tagged ‘Driving on a Suspended License 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 Saved From 60-90 Day Jail Sentence

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a Berks County resident who was issued a traffic citation for Driving on a Suspended License-DUI Related, which is codified at 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b). Even though this is technically a traffic offense, there is a mandatory 60-90 day jail sentence that applies if convicted. Our client was employed full-time and was the sole source of support for her young daughter. A 60-90 day jail sentence would have had devastating consequences both financially and emotionally.

Attorney McAllister was able to successfully enter into negotiations with the police officer at the District Court hearing. In exchange for pleading guilty to some other citations that our client was facing, the police officer was willing to modify the 1543(b) charge so that our client could avoid having to do any jail time. Our client was very respectful and appreciate for being given the opportunity to stay out of jail, keep her job, and continue caring for her daughter.

If you or someone you know is charged with driving on a suspended license, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b), in Reading, Pennsylvania, or Berks County, PA, please call us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced traffic attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you in person to discuss your case in greater 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.