Posts Tagged ‘Reading PA Pennsylvania Traffic Attorney Attorneys’

Client saved from 60 day mandatory jail sentence in Berks County Driving Under Suspension case

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Last week I represented a client charged with a violation of section 1543(b) of the vehicle code – Driving Under Suspension/ DUI Related. He had previously been found guilty of this charge by a Berks County District Judge where he was represented by a non-Berks County attorney. The Judge had sentenced him to the mandatory minimum 60 day jail term as laid out in the vehicle code. The Judge set a date for him to report to Berks County Prison.

The motorist contacted our office and we immediately filed a Summary Appeal in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. The imposition of sentence was then delayed while we prepared and awaited our date in Common Pleas. As it turned out our client’s prior counsel made several critical errors in the preparation of the case. Significantly, he failed to communicate with or enter into negotiations with the State Trooper.

At the time of the Summary Appeal hearing we were facing an uphill battle. However, I was able to negotiate with the trooper as well as the Assistant District Attorney. By presenting our client in the most favorable light and outlining various mitigating factors I was able to convince the Commonwealth to reduce the charges. In the end my client plead guilty to the reduced charge of 1543(a) and received no jail time. While he does still face a license suspension, he will not be taken from his family for two months.

Our office regularly represents motorists facing traffic offenses in Berks County and throughout the region. If you have recieved a citation or ticket or may be facing jail time for driving on a suspended license you need to know your rights and your options. Call our office today for a free consultation.

No Points on CDL Driver’s License in PA Turnpike Speeding case

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Today I represented a CDL driver who had been clocked at 17 mph over the speed limit in a work zone in on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County. Under Title 75, the Pennsylvania vehicle code, he could have faced an automatic 15 day suspension based on the work zone violation.

In the end the trooper agreed to reduce the citation to 5 mph over, which is a zero point offense. I was able to cite my client’s clean driver’s history and a series of other mitigating factors to warrant the break that I was asking for.

If you are a CDL driver or Pennsylvania motorist charged with a traffic violation in Berks County, PA you should seek legal counsel for your case. I have successfully represented hundreds of Pennsylvania drivers charged with violations of the vehicle code ranging from speeding tickets to Homicide by DUI. Your operating privilege may be at stake as a result of your traffic citation. You need an experienced Berks County traffic attorney to advocate for your interests. Call my office today for a free consultation.

Points on Driver’s License saved through negotiation

Monday, July 25th, 2011

This morning I represented a client facing a Speeding Ticket in Berks County, PA. Based on the alleged speed he was facing 3 points on his driver’s license, placing him in danger of future suspension. Based on the particular circumstances of this case, I was able to convince the Trooper to reduce the charges. In the end, my client pled guilty to a no-point offense and paid a small fine.

Whether its a major felony such as Homicide, Sex Assault or Robbery or a relatively minor matter such as a traffic ticket, our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending our client’s interests. If you or a loved one is facing a traffic citation or speeding ticket in Berks County please call our office today.

Client Avoids 6 Month License Suspension in Racing on Highways Case

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Today I (attorney Dan Nevins) represented a client charged with Racing on Highways a violation of Section 3367 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code for an incident occurring on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This particular charge carries with it an automatic 6 month suspension of operating privileges if convicted. In addition, he was charged with a violation of section 3353 of the vehicle code – Prohibitions in Specified Places. The allegations were that the motorist was stopping dead on the turnpike and then basically drag racing with another vehicle or vehicles. Based on the specific circumstances and in light of the potential license suspension my client elected to plead not guilty and requested a hearing.
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Prior to the hearing I was able to discuss the matter with the State Trooper who issued the citation. Fortunately for my client, I was able to negotiate a reduction in the charges. In the end rather than facing an automatic 6 month suspension my client received 3 points on his license and a fine of a few hundred dollars total.

If you have received a traffic citation or face a driver’s license suspension in Berks County or Southeastern Pennsylvania you should consult an experienced Traffic Attorney. The lawyers at Ebner, Nevins & McAllister know how to fight your speeding ticket or vehicle code violation and have a proven track record of favorable results. Call us today for a free consultation.

Mandatory Jail Time Reduced to Court Costs & Fine

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I recently represented a client who was charged with the traffic offense of Driving on a DUI Suspended License, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b).  If convicted, this offense carries a mandatory sentence of 60-90 days in Berks County Prison.  Additionally, PennDOT will actually tack on an additional 1-year license suspension for anyone convicted of this offense.

Although this is not technically a valid defense under Pennsylvania State Law, my client was genuinely unaware that his license was under suspension.  He had recently changed his address, and the license suspension information from PennDOT had not caught up with him at the time he was stopped.  Also, our client was extremely polite and respectful to the police officer when he was pulled over.  In the end, this undoubtedly helped our client get an excellent result in his case.

After showing up at the hearing and discussing the case with the police officer who issued the citation, we were able to reach an agreement whereby the 1543(b) charge would be withdrawn rather than litigated in the courtroom.  Instead, my client was issued a new citation for the summary offense of “disorderly conduct”, which carries no jail time and has no additional impact on my client’s license status.  The only penalty assessed against my client was a fine in addition to the court costs.

In the end, my client was extremely happy with the outcome of his case.  If you are facing mandatory jail time as a result of a traffic offense or traffic violation in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, please contact my office to set-up a free consultation.