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Protect Your Driving Record with our Traffic Violation Lawyers from Daley Zucker

Traffic offenses in Pennsylvania can accumulate quickly, impacting your finances and potentially leading to a suspended driver’s license. Some traffic violations even carry criminal consequences.

Without proper legal defense, these offenses can result in a criminal record. Whether you have a clean history or previous offenses, it’s crucial to avoid further complications by working with a traffic violation lawyer in PA.

Comprehensive Traffic Violation Defense

At Daley Zucker, LLC, our traffic violation defense attorney in Harrisburg is dedicated to helping you navigate both civil and criminal traffic offenses. We understand the significant impact these violations can have and are committed to minimizing or avoiding their consequences.

Understanding Traffic Offenses in Pennsylvania

Traffic offenses, also known as traffic violations, encompass a range of unlawful conduct by motorists. These can be prosecuted at the state or local level and vary from minor infractions to serious crimes.

Types of Traffic Offenses

  • Moving Violations: Speeding, running a red light, and other offenses committed while a vehicle is in motion.
  • Non-Moving Violations: Illegal parking, expired plates, and other stationary offenses.

Civil Traffic Violations

Minor traffic offenses, or infractions, typically result in a ticket. You can either pay the fine or contest it in traffic court. Penalties include fines, traffic school, and demerit points, which can increase insurance rates and lead to license suspension.

Common examples of Civil Traffic Violations include:
  • Speeding (below a certain threshold)
  • Using a mobile phone while driving
  • Failing to stop or signal
  • Following too closely
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Disobeying road signs
  • Driving without insurance
  • Illegal parking

Most traffic infractions are strict liability offenses, meaning you are liable regardless of intent or knowledge of the violation.

Criminal Traffic Offenses

More serious than infractions, traffic crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on circumstances and prior offenses. They are usually prosecuted in criminal court and carry heavier penalties, including fines, probation, community service, and incarceration.

Examples of Criminal Traffic Misdemeanors:
  • Excessive speeding (11+ miles over the limit)
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and run
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • DUI
  • Operating without title or registration
  • Driving without insurance
Examples of Criminal Traffic Felonies:
  • Reckless driving causing injury or death
  • Repeat DUI offenses
  • Vehicular homicide

Penalties for traffic crimes can include license suspension, vehicle impoundment, and incarceration, particularly for felonies or repeat offenses.

Why Fight Traffic Offenses?

  1. Protect Your Driving Record: Paying a fine or pleading guilty adds points to your record, risking suspension and higher insurance rates. Fighting the ticket can maintain a clean record.
  2. Limited Evidence: Contesting a ticket requires the officer to present evidence in court. Lack of evidence or the officer’s absence can lead to dismissal.
  3. Increased Options: Pleading not guilty opens the door to negotiating lesser charges or having the offense dismissed.

Contact Elliott Zucker for Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic laws are complex and ever-changing. Challenging a traffic offense requires knowledge of the law. Elliott Zucker at Daley Zucker, LLC, is ready to review your case, explain your options, and provide legal defense. For many, driving is essential to daily life—don’t risk losing this privilege. Contact Elliott Zucker today for a consultation and safeguard your future.



Daley Zucker's Criminal Law practice, led by Elliott A. Zucker, handles DUI, expungement, traffic violations, and white-collar crimes. We provide comprehensive legal solutions to protect your rights and future. Contact us today for personalized representation.

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