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Client Avoids Jail Time on 1543(b) Traffic Offense

by | Jul 31, 2012 | Criminal Law |

Our client was charged Driving on a DUI Suspended License under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b). Although this is technically a traffic offense, a conviction actually carries a mandatory 60-90 day jail sentence. Our client was a married father of two (2) children, and, clearly, he could not afford to spend 60-90 days in jail without a significant impact on both the emotional and financial well-being of his family. Additionally, a conviction under this section of the vehicle code would carry an additional one (1) year suspension of our client’s driver’s license by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

On the day of the hearing, attarney McAllister attempted to negotiate with the prosecution. After discussing the matter, attarney McAllister was able to convince both the prosecution and the Judge to amend the citation issued to our client to another traffic offense.

In the end, our client received no jail time and no additional license suspension. Our client only had to pay a relatively small fine and court costs. He was very happy to have retained the services of Nevins & McAllister, PLLC.

If you or someone you know is facing a traffic citation for driving on a suspended license in Berks County or Reading, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 610-372-5128 to speak with one of our experienced attarneys. We’ll be happy to discuss your case in more detail and answer any questions that you might have.



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