Today attarney 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. attarney 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, attarney McAllister was able to negotiate with the assistant district attarney 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 attarney 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.