I am going for to my ARD placement in about a week from now for paraphernalia and small possession of marijuana in Centre County Pennsylvania. I am not worried about failing a drug test as I have kept colors but I am wondering if I will be tested ...
Random urine testing for drugs is a standard ARD condition of probation in many counties. Since it is random the probation office is not going to give you much advance notice when they decide to do it.See question
I was in an accident and totaled my car. I was given an HGN test at the scene and transferred to an Emergency Room with no police escort and no citation. At the hospital, they did not draw blood.
You can still be accused/charged under your scenario. The police accident report (required when a vehicle is towed or someone involved needs medical assistance) would be a good source of information to see what the police think they can prove. You can also request your own medical records from the hospital.See question
My husband received a DUI with the highest BAC and had our 3 kids in the car with him; ages 5, 8, & 11. This is his first DUI; however, not his first offense.
Difficult to answer without more information. There is a trend, however , in these cases for the police to add charges of endangering welfare of a child for each child in the vehicle. He is by law, not eligible for an ARD disposition. Suggest he speak with an attorney who practices in the county where the incident occurred.See question
I recieved a speeding ticket in Maryland on my way home to Pennsylvania. I was going 88 on a 55 on the high way. I'm not sure how PA will handle this.
Points do not transfer from jurisdictions outside of Pennsylvania. That said, contact a Maryland lawyer for advice on the Maryland consequences of paying this particular ticket.See question
I got into a minor fender bender and my level was .107 and recived a dui. I am 77 years old no other traffic tickets and i have copd and my breathing is bad and am on oxygen will i get any jail time in your opinion of this was my first dui ? Or wi...
Talk to an attorney who practices in the county where you were charged. Normally first offenders with clean records do not go to jail. Keep in mind however if you had a grandchild in your car when this happened who was under the age of 18 you would not be eligible for ARD. Also, some counties place strict time limits on people who want to be considered for ARD. You should be talking to an attorney well in advance of your preliminary hearing date.See question
I was driving in Connecticut, got pulled over cause I was looking at the map on my phone. I live in Pennsylvania. Does such a "distracted driving" ticket affect my insurance?
There are several different issues here. I am presuming you have a Pa license. You need to find out what the penalty for the violation is in Connecticut before you pay the ticket. If it carries a suspension under Connecticut law I recommend you hire a lawyer there. The violation itself would not appear on your PennDOT record unless you have a Commercial Drivers License. I have seen insurance company questionnaires that have asked whether the insured has received a citation in any state. If you end up having to disclose it, your possible rate increase should be outlined in the last annual renewal statement from your auto insurance carrier.See question
While on vacation last year I got a speeding ticket in the state of Virginia. I forgot to pay it so in January I received a letter from Pennsylvania DMV stating that I had until march 8 to pay it. I paid in full on march 3 ( I have the receipts to...
You will need proof from the Virginia court to provide to PennDOT. Some out of state courts will cooperate with PA attorney's by faxing proof directly into PennDOT's discrepancy unit. Unfortunately you may still have to forfeit the restoration fees because the information may not have been processed between the states in time to avoid the suspension in PA. Also, the deadline given to you by PennDOT only applied to the PA- based suspension. You should not be driving until you have a letter confirming your privileges are reinstated in PA.See question
The officer pulled me over in Atlasburg, Pa, by a Smith Twp officer. He only ran my license and told me I was being cited for 51 in a 35 (totally my fault I didn't slow down fast enough at a speed zone change). He didn't write out a ticket, just t...
The officer has the option of filing the citation without giving you a paper copy during the traffic stop. If you were operating a commercial motor vehicle then at 15 mph over (or greater) it will be noted as a serious traffic offense on your driver record. If you were in your personal vehicle AND the violation occurred in a work zone or school zone it is also a serious traffic offense at 15 mph over (or greater). I recommend you get an attorney to review this with you.See question
On vacation in North Caroline, my wife blow into the life safer device twice and failed, only then did she notice it was the mouthwash used less than 5 minutes ago. I called the company and they told me to wait 15 to 45minutes and blow again of co...
PennDOT's regulations for ignition interlock require that the device installer notify PennDOT if you are out of compliance. If your wife blew into the device for you, either of you can be charged with a misdemeanor offense of tampering with an ignition interlock system under 3808(b) of the Vehicle Code. Consult with an attorney before you speak to anyone else about this. Do not post anything else about this on this site or social media (you may have also violated the terms of your probation).See question
I live in Pennsylvania and got a ticket for speeding while on my way back to school in West Virginia. I paid the fine and accepted the 5 points but now I have my hearing. I called to have my hearing in Pittsburgh instead of my home 5 hours away. H...
The law requires the hearing examiner for PennDOT to ask you what happened prior to your traffic stop. If you were convicted of maximum speed limits at 31mph over the posted limit and have no other points on your record he will tell you PennDOT can do one or more of the following: (1) require you to attend a driver improvement school (2) undergo a special driver's exam; (3) impose a license suspension for up to 15 days. In most instances PennDOT will impose a 15 day suspension. Follow-up to make sure your hearing is being rescheduled because if you miss it your license will be suspended for 60 days.See question