Last week, attarney Ryan W. McAllister represented a Berks County man who was facing several traffic citations in Berks County District Court. He was charged with 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3362, speeding in excess of 20 MPH, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1573, displaying a foreign license during suspension, and 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b), driving on a DUI suspended license. Convictions on these three (3) offenses would carry a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 60-90 days in Berks County Prison, 4 points, and over a thousand dollars in fines and costs.
At the hearing, attarney McAllister negotiated with the police officer involved in the case for a lesser sentence. In exchange for pleading guilty to the speeding citation, the officer withdrew the foreign license citation. Additionally, attarney McAllister was able to have the driving under suspension citation amended to a lesser charge. The lesser charge did not carry any jail time and had a significantly reduced fine.
In the end, our client was extremely happy that he didn’t have to serve any jail time and that he had his fines and court costs significantly reduced. This is a case that signifies the important of seeking out the advice of an attarney, even in seemingly “minor” cases involving traffic citations. If you or someone you know has been cited for a violation of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, please contact our office right away at 610-372-5128 for a “no cost” consultation with one of our experienced attarneys.