Posts Tagged ‘License Lawyer Reading PA’

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 Saved from License Suspension

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Today Attorney Ryan W. McAllister represented a client in a summary appeal in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.  Our client, who was initially unrepresented, was charged with speeding in excess of 28 mph.  At the time, he thought the best thing to do was to simply plead guilty, pay the fine, and move on with his life.  Unfortunately, our client failed to realize the stiff consequences for pleading guilty in this case.  Namely, an automatic 90 day suspension of his driver’s license (based on his age) and 5 points on his driving record.

Once he realized the consequences of pleading guilty, he sought counsel at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC.  Attorney McAllister file a summary appeal the same day that he met with this young man, only 2 days before the 30 day deadline to file an appeal.

At the actual hearing, Attorney McAllister was able to negotiate with the assistant district attorney and the officer to reach a better resolution.  Instead of 90 day license suspension and 5 points on his driving record, our client received NO license suspension and only 2 points on his driving record.  Additionally, assuming our receives no further citations, he will have those 2 points taken off of his driving record within 12 months.

This case truly exemplifies how a seemingly simple traffic ticket can turn into a real nightmare.  Luckily, our client sought out the services of a skilled attorney before any appeal deadlines had passed.  In the future, though, our client promised he would contact Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC, first if he ever finds himself in a similar situation.

If you have been issued a traffic citation in Reading, Pennsylvania, or Berks County, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 610-372-5128.  We would be happy to discuss what kinds of options are available in your individual case.  And remember, we offer free consultations in all traffic matters.