Common Traffic Violations in Philadelphia

Remember when you first got your driver’s license? Did you drive so carefully and mindfully, switching on your turn signal long before moving to switch a lane and slowing to a stop far ahead of any red light or stop sign? If you’ve been driving for a while, chances are that you are no longer driving quite so gingerly, and you may have even made a mistake or two while behind the wheel – or been accused of doing so. If you have been charged with a moving violation in the city of Philadelphia, you may be tempted to just pay the ticket and move on with your life, but that could be a mistake – especially if it’s something you’ve done in the past. Most people don’t realize that every time you pay a traffic violation you’re pleading guilty and potentially adding points to your driving record. You may even be boosting your auto insurance rates! Instead of just agreeing and moving on, it is well worth it to have one of the experienced lawyers from Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law stand up for you in court and defend your rights.

There are dozens of ways that you can get into trouble while you’re behind the wheel, but there are also some charges that are more frequently written up than others. Among the most common traffic violations in Philadelphia are:

  •  Careless Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Failure to Yield
  • Hit and Run
  • Improper Passing
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Reckless Driving
  • Red Light Violations
  • Speeding tickets
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Underage Driving

Each of these violations can carry a hefty fine, additional points added to your driving record, increased insurance rates and even end in having your license suspended. By having an attorney defend you against these charges, you have a very good chance of having the charges dismissed entirely or dropped to a lower level offense, thus saving you both points and heavy fines.  In many cases, an attorney can get a judge to agree to having you pay the appropriate stated fines with no points, which could save you thousands in insurance rates and keep you from having your license suspended.

At Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we have a long history of successfully providing our Philadelphia traffic violations clients with knowledgeable, experienced legal representation designed to minimize the long-term impact of any moving violations and permitting them to maintain their driver’s licenses and freedom to drive without disruption. Don’t just pay that ticket! For information on how we can help you, contact our office today and set up a convenient time to meet and discuss your case.