Our criminal defense firm defends those charged with traffic crimes in Pennsylvania:
- Drunk driving
- Hit and Run
- Driving on a suspended license
- Improper movement
- No registration
- No license
- PA Point System Traffic Offenses
- Aggressive Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Road Rage
- Running red light
- Fleeing & Eluding
- Driving Without a License
- Driving With No Insurance
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Serious Injury By Vehicle
Traffic crimes may sound minor, but some traffic crimes have serious consequences. If convicted of certain traffic crimes, you may be sentenced to a prison term. A Montgomery County traffic lawyer from Mckenzie Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help clear or reduce your charges.
Receiving Points on Your License After a Traffic Crime
Minor traffic crimes like jumping lanes are considered infractions, but even such infractions can add points to your license. Infractions are tied to a point system, and once you get too many points on your driving record, or in some cases when the violations are extreme in nature, the courts or the DMV can suspend or revoke your driver’s license.
Points may also increase your insurance premiums. However, not all traffic offenses are considered infractions, and the effects of an offense are not restricted to points on your license alone. Some traffic crimes are misdemeanors, while others qualify as felonies.
Understanding Traffic Offenses
Certain traffic offenses, such as an illegal U-turn and parking in a handicapped space without authorization, are strict liability offenses. Being guilty of these offenses does not require any criminal intent. The only proof required is that you committed the offense.
A traffic violation committed by a moving vehicle is referred to as a moving violation, while a non-moving violation pertains to a vehicle that is not in motion. Moving violations are generally considered more severe than non-moving violations, and the fines are generally higher as a result.
A traffic crime may become a misdemeanor or felony if it causes injury to a person, destruction of property, or creates a real threat of injury or destruction to a person or property.
Traffic crimes, such as driving without a license or valid insurance, drag racing, reckless driving, and DUI are generally considered misdemeanors. A misdemeanor can be punishable by a fine, jail time, or both. While jail is less likely than with a felony, it is possible. Misdemeanor offenses may escalate to felonies if they result in injury to another person.
Felony Traffic Crimes
Felony traffic crimes are serious offenses and can be punishable by a prison sentence. In extremely serious cases, the death penalty can even be invoked for felony traffic offenses. Felony traffic crimes generally include hit-and-run cases, repeat DUI offenses, and vehicular homicide.
Vehicular homicide is an accident that results in the death of another person. The deceased person may have been in the same vehicle as the liable driver, in another vehicle, or a pedestrian.
To be charged with vehicular homicide, the police and the prosecution must believe that you were operating the vehicle illegally or driving in an illegal manner – under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, driving recklessly, or a wide variety of other illegal actions.
Should I Get Legal Help for an Alleged Traffic Violation in Montgomery County?
If you are accused of a traffic violation, you should get legal support. Regardless of the strength of evidence against you, an attorney from our firm will pursue the best possible outcome.
Our team may:
- Achieve a full dismissal of the charges against you
- Reduce the charges against you and therefore the points on your license (or other consequences that you face)
- Spare you from imprisonment, substantial fines, and other consequences that could affect the remainder of your life
No traffic offense is too minor to hire a legal advocate.
What Will an Attorney from McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. do for Me?
David McKenzie and his team will do everything that your case requires of us. Each client faces unique circumstances, and we tailor our approach to each client’s needs. Some responsibilities we handle for most clients accused of a traffic infraction are:
- Gathering evidence and details of your alleged infraction
- Determining whether the allegation against you is credible
- Identifying a target outcome for your case
- Forming a strategy to achieve the target outcome
- Dealing with prosecutors, judges, government agencies, and others involved in your case
- Defending your rights
- Fighting for the best possible case outcome
Our approach to traffic cases is just as urgent as our approach to more serious case types. We intend to secure the most favorable outcome possible. Whether that means dismissing the alleged infraction or securing a different resolution, our team will fight for you.
You might consider handling a traffic case on your own. We generally advise that you get legal help with it. These cases come with unforeseen challenges and may be more time-consuming than you believe. Our Montgomery County traffic lawyer can overcome all challenges, take your case off your hands, and allow you to focus on other responsibilities.
Former Clients Praise McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.’s Commitment to Them
Client testimonials are one criterion you should consider when searching for a law firm’s help. We are proud that past clients have left positive testimonials for our team:
- “Had an employee go through a rough patch while out in Pennsylvania. He was out there for business and caught a serious felony DUI with a major accident. McKenzie Law Firm really came through! Thank you for your professionalism and getting our team member back on track.” – Andrew Sterling, who referred a client to McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.
- “David McKenzie went above and beyond to get me the best resolution for my case. Anytime I contacted him, he responded within minutes. He was upfront and honest every step of the way! I knew instantly upon meeting David that I had nothing to worry about. He is friendly, confident, and calm. If you are looking for a lawyer, look no further! You will not be disappointed.” – Jessica Rieman, former client
- “David is such a prolific and excellent attorney. Anyone accused of DUI or other crimes has to give this law office a call before anyone else, just to set the bar and expectations. You will not be sorry you called him. Highly recommended.” – Martin Judnich, former client
- “With any question I had, David always made sure I had an answer within SECONDS (And trust me, I had a lot of them). The quality of service is impeccable, and his staff is very informative. I truly appreciate the time that was spent to make sure that I was taken care of adequately.” – Ariana H., former client
We hope to earn a similar testimonial for you. We will handle your traffic case in Southeastern Pennsylvania, answering any questions you have and providing our guidance and resources to you.
Never forgo legal representation when fighting a traffic crime. The consequences of a conviction may be far more serious than what you believe.
Call McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. Today to Discuss Your Traffic Crime Case
If you are facing traffic crime charges, contact McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. now at (610) 680-7842 for a free consultation. Our attorneys can study your case and defend you.