Traffic Tickets and Driving Under a Suspended License

Sometimes a ticket is not “just a ticket.”  With the risk of higher insurance costs and losing your license, you should never simply accept a ticket.  Whether you are charged with a speeding ticket or driving under a suspended license, it is important to have an attorney who will work to get you the best result possible.  If you have received a motor vehicle citation, contact Bickerton & Bickerton for a consultation.
Motor Vehicle Violations
Registration Violations: Chapter 13
•    Operation following suspension of registration
•    Unauthorized transfer or use of registration
Driver Licensing Violations: Chapter 15
•    Drivers required to be licensed (Driving without a License)
•    Permitting an unauthorized person to drive
•    Driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked
•    Possession or exhibition of a recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked, or disqualified driver’s license
•    Lending a driver’s license to any other person or permit the use thereof by another
•    To exhibit or represent as one’s own any driver’s license not issued to the person
•    To fail or refuse to surrender a recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked, disqualified, fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license
•    To show or possess a fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license (trying to use a fake id)
Financial Responsibility: Chapter 17
•    Failure to have required financial responsibility (failure to have car insurance
Moving Violations: Chapter 31
*General Provision:*    Under the motor vehicle code, people riding animals or driving animal-drawn vehicles can be charged with a moving violation
•    Failure to obey traffic control devices (traffic lights, pedestrian control signals, etc.)
•    Failure to obey the rules of the road
•    Driving on the wrong side of the road
•    Improper passing
•    Following too closely (“tailgating”)
•    Failure to observe the right-of-way
•    Failure to yield
•    Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
•    Failure to use proper turning signals
•    Stopping or parking in a no-parking or stopping zone
•    Failure to drive at a safe speed (driving too fast for road conditions)
•    Exceeding the maximum speed limit (“speeding”)
•    Failure to obey the minimum speed limit (driving too slowly)
•    Racing on highways
Serious Traffic Offenses: Chapter 38
•    Homicide by Vehicle
•    Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer
•    Driving without lights to avoid identification or arrest
•    Homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence
•    Aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence
•    Reckless Driving

iStock_000007960981SmallSometimes a ticket is not “just a ticket.”  With the risk of higher insurance costs and losing your license, you should never simply accept a ticket.  Whether you are charged with a speeding ticket or driving under a suspended license, it is important to have an attorney who will work to get you the best result possible.  If you have received a motor vehicle citation or would like information about getting your driver’s license reinstated, contact Bickerton & Bickerton at 412-596-8124 for a consultation.

Motor Vehicle Violations

Registration Violations: Chapter 13

•    Operation following suspension of registration

•    Unauthorized transfer or use of registration

Driver Licensing Violations: Chapter 15

•    Drivers required to be licensed (Driving without a License)

•    Permitting an unauthorized person to drive

•    Driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked

•    Possession or exhibition of a recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked, or disqualified driver’s license

•    Lending a driver’s license to any other person or permit the use thereof by another

•    To exhibit or represent as one’s own any driver’s license not issued to the person

•    To fail or refuse to surrender a recalled, canceled, suspended, revoked, disqualified, fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license

•    To show or possess a fictitious or fraudulently altered driver’s license (trying to use a fake id)

Financial Responsibility: Chapter 17

•    Failure to have required financial responsibility (failure to have car insurance

Moving Violations: Chapter 31

*General Provision:*    Under the motor vehicle code, people riding animals or driving animal-drawn vehicles can be charged with a moving violation

•    Failure to obey traffic control devices (traffic lights, pedestrian control signals, etc.)

•    Failure to obey the rules of the road

•    Driving on the wrong side of the road

•    Improper passing

•    Following too closely (“tailgating”)

•    Failure to observe the right-of-way

•    Failure to yield

•    Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle

•    Failure to use proper turning signals

•    Stopping or parking in a no-parking or stopping zone

•    Failure to drive at a safe speed (driving too fast for road conditions)

•    Exceeding the maximum speed limit (“speeding”)

•    Failure to obey the minimum speed limit (driving too slowly)

•    Racing on highways

Serious Traffic Offenses: Chapter 38

•    Homicide by Vehicle

•    Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer

•    Driving without lights to avoid identification or arrest

•    Homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence

•    Aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence

•    Reckless Driving