There are times where you might not be aware of a construction site or the speed limit, and suddenly you are pulled over by an officer. While most speeding cases are limited to fines, work zones can have more penalties than you realize. Getting a ticket for speeding in a work zone can have lasting consequences like rising insurance premiums or suspended driving privileges for 15 days or longer.
In some cases, you may want to question the ticket and seek legal assistance to reduce the penalties for a ticket. Whether you were unaware of the work zone or there was a lack of signs in the area, if you feel that you were unjustly pursued for a ticket, talk with an experienced defense attorney.
Consequences of Speeding in a Pennsylvania Work Zone
A ticket for speeding in a work zone can have harsher penalties than a standard speeding ticket. The penalties for speeding in a work zone follow a point system that classifies the crime. The following are the penalties and points you will accumulate on your driving record for speeding in a work zone:
- Up to 10 MPH: 2 points
- 11-15 MPH: 3 points and a 15-day license suspension
- 16-25 MPH: 4 points and a 15-day license suspension
- 25-30 MPH: 5 points and 15-day license suspension
- 31 MPH or more: 5 points, a 15-day license suspension, and other possible penalties to be determined at a hearing
Another important note is that if you were in an accident or injured another person while speeding in a work zone, you can be charged with a felony and face severe punishments. Not only can you face an extended license suspension and hefty fines, but also incarceration and restrictions on your rights.
Do I Need a Defense Attorney for My Case?
When you are stopped for speeding in a work zone, you may think that you’ll receive an average speeding ticket, and you’ll just have to pay a fine. However, you may have your license suspended, your insurance rates can increase, and you have other more severe penalties depending on the situation. A defense attorney can assist with your case and offer you the following:
- Gathering evidence and information relating to your case
- Answering your questions about your case
- Analyzing potential legal issues and weaknesses
- Reviewing legal documents
- Conducting a fair and just investigation
Having someone who understands the intricate workings of the law helps you with your speeding conflict and can significantly reduce the likelihood of facing harsh penalties. There are many complex processes and requirements within the law and working with a reliable attorney will have you feeling more confident and prepared.
Trust Pennsylvania Defense Attorneys with Your Case Today
Everyone makes mistakes, and you may have had no idea you were in a work zone while driving. It can feel frustrating when simply being unaware leads you to face a suspended license, significant fines, and other penalties. Our dependable lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have over 65 years of experience advocating for the rights and intentions of our clients. We dedicate our practice to helping those in need navigate legal proceedings.
Call (215) 822-7575 or fill out our contact form for more information about how our team can assist you.