Yes, A DUI Or Traffic Ticket Is Serious. Don’t Pay The Fine.
Your ability to drive is a privilege, not a right. That privilege is governed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). It can be taken away for violating traffic laws.
The Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC, works hard to protect your rights regarding all traffic tickets and criminal violations of the Pennsylvania Traffic Code. You should contact us if:
- You were issued a traffic ticket. The points against your license could result in the suspension of your driving privileges and/or higher insurance rates, but we may be able to get the citation dismissed or reduced.
- You were arrested or cited for a misdemeanor traffic crime, you may face a lengthy license suspension and possibly jail time. Our experienced lawyers can help you avoid a conviction or soften the penalties.
Criminal Offenses That Put Your Future At Risk
We have represented hundreds of clients in criminal proceedings and traffic courts in Camp Hill, surrounding areas including Harrisburg, and throughout Pennsylvania who have faced:
Traffic Violations (punishable by jail)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Refusing to submit to chemical testing
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)
- Homicide by vehicle (accident resulting in death)
Traffic Tickets (punishable by fines)
- Careless driving
- Traffic light and stop sign violations
- Failure to yield
- Illegal passing or passing a school bus
- Speeding in a school zone
Yes, Traffic Tickets Will Appear On A Background Check
A traffic violation is a misdemeanor crime, meaning that you can be sentenced to jail time and it will appear on a criminal background check. Our attorneys are experienced at challenging the basis for the traffic stop and other evidence to avoid a conviction and all its consequences. We can also try to get violations reduced to a traffic citation.
A traffic ticket is not a crime, but you may still need a lawyer. It is either a citation that can be resolved by mailing in a check or a summons to appear in court on a certain date.
Yes, Fighting To Keep Points Off Your Record Protects Your License
Each traffic offense carries a point value. PennDOT starts to take action on your driving privileges after six points are accumulated. If your traffic ticket or violation would result in suspension, we will fight to have it dismissed or reduced.
Stiffer penalties apply for drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) cited while operating a truck or commercial vehicle, or holders of these licenses: Chauffeur License, Minor Restricted License, Recreational, Farmer & H-Hazardous Materials. Depending on the offense and prior convictions, these licenses could be suspended permanently.
If a driver’s license has been suspended due to a criminal conviction, they may be eligible for an occupational limited license (OLL). We can help all drivers, including commercial drivers, recover their driving privileges in order to maintain employment.
Yes, You Should Speak To An Attorney. Talk To Ours For Free.
The consequences of traffic ticket or traffic violation convictions can be devastating for anyone, even if you are not a commercial driver. In a free case evaluation, we can tell you whether you need an attorney and, if so, what we can do to help.
Attorney Patrick F. Lauer Jr. has more than 33 years of experience in criminal defense and traffic ticket representation. You can reach him at our Camp Hill office by calling or sending us an email.