Driver's License & Traffic Violations

Commercial Drivers License Lawyer Pennsylvania

Protecting Your Driving Privileges

If you have been charged with DUI or a serious traffic offense, or you have accumulated too many minor traffic citations, your driver's license can be suspended.

Whether you are a college student, a truck driver or a parent, losing your license is a major inconvenience. At the law office of Hummel, Lewis & Smith in Bloomsburg, we can challenge the misdemeanor violation or traffic citation and represent you in administrative proceedings to keep or regain your driving privileges.

Our firm's lawyers, Barry Lewis and Mike Smith take cases in Columbia County, Montour County, Union County, Snyder County, Lycoming County, Schuylkill County, and Northumberland County. Many of our clients are students enrolled at Bloomsburg University or Bucknell University, or non-residents cited while traveling through the Bloomsburg area.

Driver's License Suspension

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has the ability to suspend your driving privileges, in a separate proceeding from any criminal charges. PennDOT and the local courts are not always on the same page when it comes to license suspension. We have helped clients when a license suspension is longer than recommended, or when a license is not reinstated after the appropriate suspension or revocation period.

If you are convicted of DUI or enter a diversion program (ARD), you could lose your license for 30 days and up to 18 months. If your license has been suspended for an accumulation of points, we can usually obtain an occupational license so you can drive to and from work until your driver's license is fully restored. For commercial driver's license holders, traffic violations can mean steep fines and even forfeiting your CDL license.

Should You Pay the Ticket?

Pennsylvania has a points system for revoking drivers' licenses, and certain traffic violations count toward the suspension of your driver's license. A conviction, which also includes paying the fine, may also raise your insurance rates. At Hummel, Lewis & Smith, we can challenge both minor and major traffic offenses:

  • Speeding or traffic light violations
  • Reckless driving or racing
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Fleeing and eluding police
  • Vehicular manslaughter

The local police commonly set up checkpoints and pull trucks over to weigh them, levying fines of $4,000 to $6,000 for things such as being overweight or driving with an equipment deficiency. We have successfully negotiated smaller fines for trucking violations. Mr. Lewis and Mr. Smith can often get traffic tickets reduced to non-point violations, if not thrown out entirely.

Call us at 877.829.8987 or contact us online to discuss your driver's license issue or traffic offense.