SPEEDING TICKET ATTORNEY IN PITTSBURGH AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
If you are cited with speeding, don't plead guilty if you haven't talked to a skilled speeding ticket defense lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA. A guilty plea or guilty verdict for a speeding ticket can cause a wide array of penalties, including points, license suspensions, requirements to attend PennDOT departmental hearings, and hefty fines.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SPEEDING IN PA?
Speeding is charged as Exceeding Maximum Speed in Pennsylvania. Other types of offenses related to speed include Driving Too Fast for Conditions and Exceeding Special Speed Limit in School Zones
Driving too fast for conditions
|3362||Exceeding Maximum Speed
||$35 fine plus additional $2 for every mile per hour over the speed limit
Work Zone: If traveling 11+ mph over the speed limit, there is a 15-day suspension.
31+MPH Over: Departmental hearing and additional sanctions, to include suspension, driver improvement school, and/or road examination.
|3365(b)||Exceeding special speed limit in school zone||3||Fine based on rate of speed, 60 days suspension for a 2nd or subsequent offense|
HOW THE SPEEDING TICKET ATTORNEYS AT THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Most speeding tickets issued in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania are points based offenses, as police officers are unlikely to write tickets for traveling 5 miles over the posted speed limit. Likewise, nearly all of us travel above the posted speed limit on a daily basis. All it takes is two speeding tickets for traveling 15mph over the limit in a single year to face sanctions from PennDOT, along with increases in insurance rates.
When fighting a speeding ticket, you must remember that the officer who cited you is a trained, professional witness with many hours of experience testifying in courtrooms. Without a firm understanding of the rules of evidence, the types of devices used to track your speed, and the regulations regarding radar and electronic speed device calibrations, you are at a distinct disadvantage in traffic court.
The presence and preparation of a skilled Pittsburgh speeding ticket lawyer can go a long way to minimize the consequences of a speeding ticket. The Zuckerman Law Firm defends those accused of speeding in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Call the Zuckerman Law Firm today at 412-447-5580.