There is a serious problem in Philadelphia when it comes to both the death rate and the cost of accidents and destruction to roadways. Both of these factors are growing, and show no signs of slowing down. As the city continues to grow, this issue will not abate. In an attempt to limit these startling statistics, laws and regulations on the road have become stricter as a way to cause motorists to lose their ability to drive. Philadelphia law enforcement is in a tough position, because while they need to ensure the safety of drivers, they also have to root out the unsafe ones. With such a large jurisdiction and not enough manpower, law enforcement tends to be very unforgiving when it comes to motorists breaking traffic laws.
Did you receive a notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) saying that your license was Suspended or revoked? PennDOT notices can be difficult to decipher, and getting your license restored can be even more frustrating. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience helping people restore their licenses.
Can I Just Ignore My Suspension Notice?
Any notice that says your license has been suspended needs to be taken seriously. By ignoring the notice, you face several risks. If you continue to drive and are stopped by police, you can be cited with Driving Under Suspension or Driving Under Suspension, DUI Related. If you are charged with Driving Under Suspension, you face at least an additional one year suspension of your license, perhaps more if PennDOT classifies you as a habitual offender. Driving Under Suspension, DUI Related carries jail time.
Restoring Your Driver’s License
Once you find out your license is suspended or revoked, you must take action to ensure that you recive credit for your suspension. Our attorneys can review your driving record and determine whether we can correct the underlying issue that caused the suspension. Often, a person is found guilty without ever receiving notice of the hearing. Many people find themselves in this situation. By reviewing your driving record, we can develop a plan of action so you can get your license back.
In order to get credit for your suspension, you need to acknowledge it by either sending in your license to PennDOT or sending what is known as a “DL-16” acknowledging your suspension. A number of drivers serve their suspension, but never do either one of the above. The result is that, according to PennDOT, they never served their suspension. We can help you get credit for the time you served, so long as we can show that you did not drive.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.