Beware of pleading guilty to traffic offenses

Filed under: Criminal Law, DUI Tags: , , by Steven F. Fairlie @ July 18, 2010

Did you know that the Court and/or police officer do not have to tell you if you might suffer a suspension of your driver’s license for pleading guilty to a traffic ticket. In fact, they may not even know that the offense carries a suspension. Even if that is the case, PennDOT will not care that you didn’t know your license was goint to be suspended and will notify you via mail after the conviction is final. If you act quickly you may be able to appeal, though that is not always the case. None of this is necessary, as a simple call to a lawyer in advance will let you know whether the offense carries a suspension. Better yet, we don’t charge for a consultation so you don’t pay to find out. If there’s no suspension then it may not be worthwhile to hire a lawyer, but if there is at least you will know about it. If you have been charged with a traffic offense and are facing license suspension, contact a lawyer at Fairlie & Lippy.

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