Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a Berks County resident who was issued a traffic citation for Driving on a Suspended License-DUI Related, which is codified at 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b). Even though this is technically a traffic offense, there is a mandatory 60-90 day jail sentence that applies if convicted. Our client was employed full-time and was the sole source of support for her young daughter. A 60-90 day jail sentence would have had devastating consequences both financially and emotionally.
Attorney McAllister was able to successfully enter into negotiations with the police officer at the District Court hearing. In exchange for pleading guilty to some other citations that our client was facing, the police officer was willing to modify the 1543(b) charge so that our client could avoid having to do any jail time. Our client was very respectful and appreciate for being given the opportunity to stay out of jail, keep her job, and continue caring for her daughter.
If you or someone you know is charged with driving on a suspended license, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b), in Reading, Pennsylvania, or Berks County, PA, please call us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our experienced traffic attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you in person to discuss your case in greater detail.