Tractor-Trailer Traffic Tickets
At O’Connor Law, we have a team of Auto Accident attorneys that specialize in Tractor-Trailer Accidents. Our attorneys have years of experience with tractor-trailers, including underride accidents, tire blowouts, and traffic tickets. For drivers, tractor-trailer traffic tickets can be very expensive.
If a tractor-trailer driver receives a traffic ticket, there could be multiple outcomes. Drivers can accumulate points on their license. As a result, their insurance rates will also increase. On some occasions, drivers can lose their jobs if they receive many points on their licenses. If drivers reach a certain number of points, their licenses will be suspended. As stated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), an accumulation of six or more points will result in a hearing with the department, as well as the possibility of driving suspensions.
O’Connor Law’s Auto Accident attorneys can assist accused tractor-trailer drivers with their cases. Our attorneys can talk with police officers to discuss potential suspensions, revocations, or points on their record. We also fight for our clients during their court cases in the attempt to reduce charges, drop points on their drivers’ licenses, and dismiss cases.
There are different varieties of tractor-trailer tickets that can result in suspensions, revocations, and points on drivers’ licenses. Each can vary in severity or consequences that come with receiving tickets. PennDOT lists multiple events and circumstances that can lead to receiving a traffic ticket:
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Disregard to road signs and regulations
- Driving away from an accident scene
- Involvement with a felony
- Driving without an insurance
For each scenario, there can be additional penalties that lead to more severe outcomes. PennDOT explains consequences that can occur as a result of driving while under the influence. For example, harsher penalties can be given to a driver if they had a high a blood alcohol concentration at the scene of the accident, caused serious injuries and damages to themselves or others involved, or have been convicted of driving under the influence multiple times.
In the state of Pennsylvania, drivers are required to have insurance on their vehicle. If a vehicle is not part of an insurance program for more than a month, PennDOT explains that a driver’s registration will be suspended for 3 months.
Fleeing the scene of an accident is another punishable offence that can result in penalties. PennDOT states that a driver who flees the scene of an accident can receive a year suspension of their driving privileges and a $500 fine with court costs and additional fees. Depending on their case, a driver could also potentially face imprisonment.
Our attorneys can also help clients who do not live in Pennsylvania. We collaborate with other law firms and attorneys to determine actions regarding a case. In this scenario, we can conclude the charges that could be reduced to prevent points on a client’s record.
Traffic tickets for drivers, including tractor-trailer drivers, can be detrimental to their driving and work records. There are penalties and consequences that can vary in severity. Depending on the scenario, drivers can potentially have suspensions on their driving privileges, lose their jobs, receive fines, have to attend court hearings, or revocations of their licenses.
At O’Connor Law, we want to ensure that drivers are protected during this time. If a driver has been involved in a tractor-trailer or vehicle accident, our Auto Accident attorneys are able to make sure that they are supported. Victims of automobile accidents should be entitled to their rightful benefits. If you have been involved with an auto or tractor-trailer accident, please call our Auto Accident attorneys for a free consultation of your case.
For more information regarding tractor-trailer accidents or traffic tickets, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s website.