Traffic violations

In Pennsylvania, traffic ticket fines, surcharges, and court fees are consistent throughout the state.

In addition to paying a fine, the PA Department of Transportation (DOT) may also add points to your driving record. In Pennsylvania, traffic ticket points can range between 2 points and 5 points. The severity of your violation will determine the number of points that will be added to your driving record.

This can result in:
An increase in your car insurance premiums.
A driver’s license suspension, revocation, or cancellation.



Serious traffic violations can lead to heavier fines and penalties, such as a driver’s license suspension or cancellation (regardless of your driving record). Some examples of major violations include:


  • DUI.
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights.

Paying your traffic ticket is quick and easy; however, it means accepting a traffic violation conviction and any associated penalties. With this in mind, you should consider fighting your ticket. A traffic ticket attorney can be a great asset in your fight.

Fighting a traffic ticket involves a lot of legal know-how that the average person does not have.

An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can represent you in court and help you:

  • Avoid large fines.
  • Get your charges dropped or reduced.
  • Keep points off your driving record.


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