Posts Tagged ‘Reading PA Speeding Ticket’

ENM Law News: Reduced Penalty for Speeding Ticket in Berks County

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A client was ticketed for driving 82 mph in a 55 mph zone.  Our attorneys were able to convince the police officer to change the violation to 5 mph over the speed limit.  This amended violation resulted in a reduced fine and drastically reduced the number of license points that the client received.  This was a crucial change because the accrual of 6 license points results in sanctions for the license holder.  You don’t have to automatically plead guilty when you receive a traffic ticket in the mail.  Instead, contact us to see if we can help.  Call (610) 372-5128.

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.

License Suspension Avoided in Work Zone Speeding Case

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today I (attorney Dan Nevins) represented a client in a district court in Berks County PA on a speeding citation in a work zone. My client was charged with operating his vehicle 30mph above the speed limit while in a work zone. Based on Section 3365(c)1-30 of the Pennsylvania vehicle code this could mean an automatic 15 day suspension and 5 points on his driver’s license. Luckily, I was able to discuss the matter with the State Trooper who agreed to reduce the charge based on the specific circumstances. In the end, my client pled guilty to a 2 point offense with no license loss.Inflatable Ball

Our firm regularly represents individuals charged with traffic violations in Berks County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. When your license is at stake it is important that you retain counsel to protect your interests. Please call our firm for a free consulation for your traffic court matters.

Appealing Traffic Citations Saves Points on Drivers’ Licenses

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This week I (Attorney Dan Nevins) represented two motorists in Summary Appeals who had been charged with speeding violations in Berks County, PA. In each case I was able to negotiate with the Commonwealth to reduce the violations to save my clients both money and points on their licenses. As we have posted before, the Pennsylvania vehicle code calls for points to be assigned based on how fast over the speed limit a driver was operating his or her vehicle. Accumulate enough points and a driver is facing a Departmental Hearing and/or a License Suspension or even a License Revocation.inflatable water slides

If you are worried about points on your license then it is important to contact a qualified Berks County Traffic Attorney when you are facing a traffic citation in Reading or Berks County, PA. It may be possible to negotiate a reduction in charges at the time of the hearing before the district judge. If you have already pled guilty or been found guilty, then you may be able to exercise your appeal rights before the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. Our firm regularly represents drivers with licensing issues in the Courts of Berks County, PA as well as throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Please call out office for a free initial consultations for your Traffic or Drivers License issue.commercial inflatable water slides for sale

Fighting Speeding Tickets in Berks County (Reading, PA)

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Many people wonder if they need an attorney to contest speeding or other traffic tickets. If you are serious about fighting it, then the answer is yes. Keep in mind, you will be going to court, appearing in front of a Judge and questioing a police officer on the witness stand. Additionally, depending on the outcome it may become necessary to file an appeal de novo to the Court of Common Pleas.

A speeding ticket, in particular, can have a negative impact on you driving privilege and cause an increase in your insurance rate. Accumulation of a certain number of points will cause your license to become suspended or trigger a departmental hearing. For a speeding ticket the number of points is dependant on how far over the limit the driver was operating the vehicle and is as follows:
6-10 2 points
11-15 3 points
16-25 4 points
26-30 5 points
31 and over 5 points and a departmental hearing

I recently had a case where a client had been caught speeding and faced 4 points on her license. I was unsuccessful at the District Court level getting the points reduced following a hearing in which the officer offered testimony concerning the timing device that was used and the his observation of my client’s vehicle. Unfortunately the area was a targeted enforcement area due to a tragic accident the previous year. For this reason, the officer was also unable to offer a deal or reduce the rate of speed.

In the end, I ended up filing a de novo appeal at which time I was able to negotiate a deal with the officer and the Assistant District Attorney for 5 mph over the speed limit. 5 over call for no points and no impact on my client’s operating privilege.

Individuals facing speeding tickets are clearly in a much better position if they retain an attorney to fight or negotiate for them. If you are facing a speeding ticket or other traffic ticket in Berks County, PA call our office for a free consultation.