Tullytown PA Speeding Ticket Lawyer
With Offices in Bensalem, Pennsylvania
A traffic ticket does not mean that you are a dangerous driver. If you were ticketed for speeding in Pennsylvania, it’s entirely possible that you did not know that you were speeding until the police officer pulled you over and issued you a ticket. However, regardless of the circumstances, it is important that you do not take a speeding ticket lightly. Depending upon the circumstances, you could be looking at points on your license, heavy fines, and higher insurance rates.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a highly respected law firm with more than 40 years of experience in Pennsylvania. Our lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients in traffic cases throughout Bucks County, PA, including Bristol, Newtown, and Warwick. Our familiarity with local courtroom procedure and personnel gives us a major advantage in your case because we understand prosecutorial strategy. Call KCR today to discuss the best options for beating your speeding ticket.
Speed Limits in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania traffic laws prohibit anyone from driving a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. What is considered “reasonable and prudent” varies by location:
- The speed limit in urban districts is 35 mph.
- The speed limit in residential districts is 25 mph.
- The posted speed limit on freeways is 65 mph or 70 mph.
- The speed limit in other locations is 55 mph.
Fines for Speeding in Bucks County Pennsylvania
The fines for speeding are consistent throughout the state. This means that it won’t matter where you got ticketed; the potential fine will be the same.
The range of fines for speeding is determined by the maximum speed limit in the zone where the violation occurred.
- 25 mph zone: $45–$95
- 35 mph zone: $45–$95
- 40 mph zone: $45–$95
- 45 mph zone: $45–$95
- 55 mph zone: $45–$95
- 65 mph zone: $44.50–$102.50
- 70 mph zone: $44.50–$102.50
Surcharges for Speeding in Bucks County PA
If you are convicted of speeding in Pennsylvania, you may also be subject to surcharges. The amounts of the surcharges are determined by the rate of speed:
- 6–15 mph over the limit: $45
- 16–25 mph over the limit: $60
- 26 mph or more over the limit: $75
Points for Speeding Tickets in Bristol PA
Every time you are caught speeding, there is the possibility that you will get points on your driver’s license. The points are determined by the rate of speed:
- 6–10 mph over the limit: 2 points
- 11–15 mph over the limit: 3 points
- 16–25 mph over the limit: 4 points
- 26–30 mph over the limit: 5 points
- 31 mph or more over the limit: 5 points
If you accrue too many points on your license, your driving privileges in Pennsylvania could be suspended. Just six points will result in a mandatory 15-day suspension. This means that a speeding ticket could push you over the limit for points and result in the loss of your driving privileges.
Additionally, if you get too many points on your license, your insurance company could raise your insurance premiums. In the worst cases, your insurance could be cancelled altogether.
Enhanced Penalties for Excessive Speeding in Morrisville PA
Excessive speeding in Pennsylvania carries enhanced penalties. If you are convicted of driving 31 mph or more over the speed limit, you will be required to appear at a PennDOT hearing to review your driving record and determine your license status. You face a potential 15-day license suspension at this hearing; however, if you fail to appear, your license will be suspended for 2 months.
Enhanced Penalties for Speeding in a Bucks County PA Work Zone
Speed tolerances are eliminated in Pennsylvania Work Zones. These are construction and maintenance areas manned by workers acting in an official capacity. This means that you can be cited for exceeding the speed limit by just 1 mile. Not only is the threshold for a speeding violation lower in a Work Zone; the fines are doubled for speeding violations in a Work Zone.
Additionally, if you are convicted of exceeding the speed limit by 11 mph or more while driving in a Work Zone, you will face a mandatory 15-day license suspension.
Call a Tullytown PA Speeding Ticket Attorney
The attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson understand the nuances of traffic law in Pennsylvania and can help you fight your speeding ticket. Call us now to discuss your situation with a member of our traffic defense team, or email us to schedule a free consultation at our Bensalem office.