It is unbelievable how quickly Unpaid Tickets can seem to pile up on you when you live in the city. Speeding tickets, along with a sizeable number of other traffic tickets, red light tickets, meter tickets, and illegal parking tickets are bountifully bestowed on Philadelphia residents by their generous local police force.
Perhaps you forgot to pay some tickets, or were unable to pay. Perhaps they went to the wrong address. No matter the reason, if you have unpaid tickets, you need to address the situation as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Can Help.
What Can We Do about My Unpaid Tickets?
In many cases, the easiest resolution would be to simply pay the Past-Due Tickets and move on. If you would like to pay the tickets, but are unable, it is likely that the court would not oppose providing you a payment plan to resolve your outstanding balance. If the court does provide you this alternative, you must be certain to not miss a payment as they are very strict, and missing payments will result in further complications. Though paying the tickets may be the easiest way to put these problems behind you, it may not be the best resolution. Depending on your history, you may need to attempt to appeal these tickets to avoid overly harsh ramifications. But how can you appeal overdue tickets?
Filing a nunc pro tunc is your best chance as mitigating the effects of a collection of overdue tickets. Literally meaning “now for then”, a nunc pro tunc is a petition to the court asking for permission to appeal tickets after the appropriate period for appeals has lapsed. Through this process, your attorney may ultimately be able to plea down the tickets, or have the fines reduced. It is even possible that, upon reexamining these old matters, defenses may be found, and a ticket dismissed based on these defenses.
No matter how you choose to proceed, it is important that you take action as quickly as possible. If you are arrested due to a bench warrant being issued for old unpaid tickets, your situation will only become more complicated.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Having a significant unpaid balance with the courts and/or a bench warrant issued for your arrest can snowball into more serious problems. It is best to resolve outstanding tickets quickly and efficiently with the guidance of legal counsel. Whether negotiating a settlement or filing a nunc pro tunc, an attorney can help you to move on from this burden. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are here to help you move on with your life. Call today to schedule an absolutely free initial consultation with one of our Traffic Lawyers.
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia auto accident lawyer Greg Prosmushkin.