Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with driving on a suspended license under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a). Our client was pulled over for running a stop sign, at which time the police officer checked our client’s license and determine that it was officially “suspended”. Our client, however, had no knowledge that his license was under suspension. Nevertheless, the police officer seized our client’s license and issue him a ticket.
Our client was facing a hefty fine and court costs if convicted. Most importantly, though, he was looking at an additional one year license suspension if he was convicted of this offense. Our client had just gotten a new job, and he needed to commute to work in his vehicle. A one year license suspension would have been devastating.
Attorney McAllister advised his client to plead “not guilty” to the traffic citation and request a trial before the local district judge. At the trial, Attorney McAllister was able to present “caselaw” to show that the Commonwealth could not prove their case against our client “beyond a reasonable doubt”. As a result, the charges against our client were dropped.
Our client was extremely happy with the outcome of his case since he was not going to suffer an additional one year license suspension. If you or someone you know is charged with driving on a suspended license in Berks County, Pennsylvania, or Reading, PA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our skilled and experienced attorneys will be happy to meet with you in person to discuss your case in more detail.