traffic violations can have serious consequences

In Pennsylvania, only state police can use radar systems — and they do. Speeding tickets bring lots of money into the coffers of state and local government. If you've been ticketed for speeding, reckless driving, failure to stop or any other traffic violation, think twice before you take out your checkbook. It may be worth it to fight that traffic ticket — especially if you're a truck driver.

The criminal defense lawyers at Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, may be able to save you points on your driving record today and your drivers' license tomorrow with a prompt, aggressive defense in traffic court. Contact our Harrisburg law office to talk with an attorney.

Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini has helped countless individuals who needed to fight their traffic tickets in court.

What Points Can Do To Your Driving Record

Every moving violation and traffic ticket carries a certain number of points against your driving record. The accumulation of six or more points will result in a license suspension, unless a written examination of the Department is taken and passed within 30 days of notification. But that's just the beginning of trouble.

Insurance companies and employers can also look at points on your driving record. They see an insurance risk. It could cause you to lose out on a job. It almost certainly will cause your insurance rates to go up.

A defense lawyer can often fight or negotiate traffic tickets to get charges - and points - reduced or eliminated. Call our office at 717-827-4074 if you've been ticketed for these or other traffic violations:

  • Failure to stop
  • Passing a school bus on amber lights (this is a serious offense, with a mandatory 60 day loss of license and $200 fine)
  • Underage DUI (if we get involved at the pretrial phase, we can often get a sentence for counseling and community service instead of the loss of a drivers' license)
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Careless driving
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road, or in the wrong lane of travel
  • Improper passing

Saving Your Commercial Driver's License

In Dauphin County and Cumberland County, we see a lot of trucking traffic along Interstates 81, 83, 322, 76 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Truck drivers are easy targets for highway patrol officers looking to write a quick ticket for speeding or an equipment violation. But they rarely write up just one violation — CDL drivers often get written up for a number of problems in addition to the original moving violation.

At Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, we protect the interests of commercial drivers and truckers traveling through our part of central Pennsylvania. With prompt and aggressive defense, we can often reduce or eliminate fines and save you points on your drivers' license. Contact our Harrisburg defense attorneys.

In some cases, principal responsibility for your case may be referred to an outside law firm.

Learn more about traffic tickets in Pennsylvania on our Criminal Law Blog.