Points for Traffic Tickets in Pennsylvania
Newtown PA Traffic Lawyer
Traffic tickets in Pennsylvania have serious consequences. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintains a driving record for every license driver in Pennsylvania. Anytime a driver commits a moving violation, they are exposed to penalties that include points on their license. If you get too many points, your license will be suspended.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a highly regarded law firm with a traffic defense team with more than 40 years of experience in Pennsylvania. We have helped clients beat traffic tickets in Warrington, Yardley, and everywhere else in Bucks County, PA. Our success in the courtroom is a product of our commitment to excellence. We understand that your driving privileges are very important, so we will do whatever it takes to ensure the best possible outcome to your case. Call KCR now to speak with one of our experienced traffic lawyers.
Accumulations of Points on Your PA License
Anyone who gets 6 or more points on their license will face a mandatory 15-day suspension of their driving privileges. Additionally, anyone who has their license suspended due to accruing too many points will be required to pass a special written test before they can get their license reinstated. The test will address basic driving issues, including safe driving practices and rules of the road. You have just 30 days to successfully pass the exam; otherwise, your license will be suspended indefinitely until you finally take and pass the exam.
If you lose your license due to points for a second time, you will be required to attend a PennDOT hearing to determine your license status going forward. Your license may be suspended for 15 days. The hearing examiner may also order you to take a special on-road driver’s examination. Future violations – for example, if you exceed 6 points for a third time – will result in another PennDOT hearing and possible license suspension for 1 month.
If you accumulate 11 or more points on your driving record, you will face a mandatory license suspension. The length of the suspension varies, depending upon the number of prior suspensions:
- First Suspension: License suspended 5 days for every 1 point (minimum of 2 months)
- Second Suspension: License suspended 10 days for every 1 point (minimum of 4 months)
- Third Suspension: License suspended 15 for days for every point (minimum of 6 months)
- Fourth Suspension: Mandatory license suspension for 1 year
Points on Your PA License Result in Higher Insurance Rates
Your driving record is used by insurance companies to determine your insurance premiums. If you get too many points on your license, the insurance company could increase your annual rates.
Points for Underage Drivers in Bucks County PA
If a person under the age of 18 accrues six points on their license, they will face mandatory license suspension for 3 months. They will also be required to pass a written test in order to regain driving privileges. These penalties are in addition to the standard penalties for having too many points on their driving record.
Point Removal for Safe Driving in Tullytown PA
If you go 12 consecutive months without committing a moving violation, PennDOT will remove 3 points from your driving record. Once your driving record has been reduced to 0 points and remains at 0 points for 12 consecutive months, any subsequent accumulations of points will be treated as the first accumulation of points.
Free Consultation with Doylestown PA Traffic Attorneys
The attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson are prepared to fight your traffic ticket and help you avoid getting points on your license. Call us today to discuss your case, or fill out the online contact form to schedule an appointment at our office in Bensalem, PA.