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Individuals can receive a license suspension for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the reasons can include:
If you receive a traffic ticket charging you with Driving Under a Suspended License the first step is to plead NOT GUILTY to that ticket. It is important to know that you have the right to plead not guilty and request a hearing. If you simply pay the ticket you will receive an additional suspension and pay significant fines. On the other hand, if you plead not guilty you are giving yourself the chance to either negotiate a reduction and avoid an additional suspension or fight the ticket in its entirety.
If you are charged with Driving Under Suspension and the suspension is from a previous DUI (Driving Under the Influence) you are facing at least 60 days in jail and a fine of at least $500.00. You absolutely need an experienced attorney to defend you if you are facing this charge. If you are unsure if you are charged with Driving Under Suspension (DUI suspension) just look at the citation and if you see section 1543(b) (look for the “b”) you are charged with the DUI suspension and you definitely need an attorney with experience in handling these types of cases.
After receiving a ticket, you have 10 days to plead not guilty. Once your “not guilty” plea is entered a hearing will be scheduled. The sooner you contact me at the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen in Harleysville, Pennsylvania the sooner I can personally assess your case and start the process of helping you. This initial consultation is always free!
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