I had a Gagnon II hearing and was ordered to do community service in lieu of fines/costs. Received notice of pending suspension for failure to pay from PennDOT. Contacted Clerk of Courts - they state they didn't have copy of the order, although the one that was mailed to me is stamped from their office. I have requested that they immediately rectify this, but they are stating they need permission from my PO, who hasn't returned my phone calls or e-mails in over a week now. This is my CDL license & it's costing me employment opportunities. PennDOT states they need confirmation from the Clerk of Courts. Do I file an appeal with PennDOT? Who else can I contact at the court house?Thank you, thank you...everyone. I did contact a local attorney & he basically advised me he didn't want to charge me for doing the same thing I was already doing. The PO actually stepped in and rectified this and PennDOT was notified today regarding the cancellation. All of the input I received was well worth asking on this site. :)
These are two separate proceedings. There is the criminal matter, involving the DUI, and the Driver's license issue, involving PennDOT. You could file to appeal one, the other or both. I think you need to sit with an attorney, as this is far more complicated than you may be aware.
This is not intended as individual legal advice and there is no attorney client relationship established by this answer. It is advisable that you seek individualized legal assistance. This is not a substitute for hiring an attorney.
Start by contacting an attorney in PA. You're about to fall into a bureaucratic morass the likes of which you've never known. I'm sorry you're in this situation, but a lawyer is your best bet now.
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I agree with my colleagues. you need to sit down with a lawyer because if you take too long you're going to wind up fighting with Penndot for months.
You should contact local counsel so that they can assist you with this matter. Feel free to contact our firm.
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