Until you lose your driver's license, you don't realize how valuable your driving privileges are. At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., we represent motorists in Pennsylvania who are dealing with driver's licensing issues, including license suspensions.
To find out about your options for keeping your license and ability to drive, contact our Harrisburg driver's license suspension attorneys by calling 717-743-1682.
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Suspended License Attorneys
If you have received a notice of suspension from PennDOT, you have 30 days to surrender your license or file an appeal of the suspension. Examples of offenses which may trigger a license suspension include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving with a suspended license
- DUI/drunk driving
- Refusal of chemical testing for blood alcohol content
Our Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys can assist in appealing the suspension. We can determine if PennDOT's actions were consistent with the law and work to protect your license in any way possible.
Refusing a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Test
If you have been pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving and refused a blood alcohol content (BAC) test, your driver's license will be suspended for one year — regardless of whether you are found guilty of DUI. Worse, the 1 year suspension for refusing the BAC test will be added to any additional license suspension time that you will receive if you are convicted of the DUI charge. If you refused a BAC test, it is important that you speak to an attorney immediately — even if you have not received notice of a DUI charge. An experienced DUI attorney may be able to help you avoid the "double suspension" before it's too late.
Commercial Drivers — CDL Holders
Driver's licensing issues can greatly impact commercial drivers' ability to work. Most drivers will simply pay off a speeding ticket or risk having points added to their licenses to get their license reinstated. For a commercial driver, however, these penalties could result in loss of license and ultimately the ability to work.
At Caldwell & Kearns, we are mindful of the risks a CDL holder faces if a traffic ticket is received. We are skilled at fighting traffic offense charges of all types and at negotiating resolutions that help minimize the impact on commercial drivers' records. We can also assist with reinstatement when your license has been revoked. If you are an out-of-state driver, we can appear on your behalf at required hearings in Pennsylvania.
For more information about fighting a traffic ticket and license suspension, contact our Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, suspended license attorneys in Harrisburg today.