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Somerset Traffic Attorney Has Spent Years Before Judges

My know-how can be your relief

Most of us have had a heavy foot on the gas pedal at some point as we rush to one thing or another in our harried lives.

Or we’ve inched through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop because there wasn’t much traffic. Or crossed a solid white line to get into the proper lane for exiting.

But when the sirens start blaring on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 22 between Ebensburg and Indiana, the Lincoln Highway, or elsewhere in the Central PA region, you need a seasoned traffic attorney. Such seemingly harmless violations can become significant in a bad way in a matter of moments. There are fines, points on your license that can raise your insurance rates and inconvenient court dates to fit into your busy schedule.

Matthew R. Zatko Attorney at Law handles hundreds of traffic violations each year at the Cambria, Indiana, Bedford and Somerset County Courts. Depending on your circumstances, I may be able to get fines reduced and points shaved from your license.

Details of violations from experienced Somerset traffic lawyers

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation keeps a record of every licensed driver in the state that includes the number of points you have accumulated through moving violations.

Points are added to driving records when drivers are found guilty of moving violations including:

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 31 miles per hour or more in an active work zone — five points, a 15-day license suspension and a departmental hearing
  • Failure to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights — five points and 60-day license suspension
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving only property damage — four points
  • Improper passing on a hill — four points
  • Failure to stop for a stop sign — three points
  • Driver’s License Suspension

If you have six or more points on your license, there are consequences. Depending on whether it’s your first, second or third accumulation of six points, corrective actions range from having to take a written point examination (which would shave off two points) to being required to attend a departmental hearing that could lead to a 30-day license suspension.

The license of anyone with 11 or more points is automatically suspended. There are no guarantees, but Central PA traffic lawyer Matthew R. Zatko may be able to reduce the fines you pay and the number of points attached to your license if you have one or more moving violations.

Moving violation? Contact an experienced attorney in Somerset, PA

If you’ve received a ticket for speeding, going through a stop sign or any other moving violation, you could end up with big fines and insurance-raising points on your license. Matthew R. Zatko Attorney at Law may be able to change that.

Call me at 814-483-7075 or contact me online for a free consultation to see if I can lower your points and reduce your fines.