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Traffic Tickets seem like a fairly routine procedure. A police officer pulls you over and issues you a Ticket or a red light camera takes a photo of you and you receive a ticket in the mail. You get upset, write a check, and move on with your life. But are you sure that you understand what you have just acknowledged guilt of? Are you aware of the penalties - in addition to a fine - which you may be subject to?
Don’t be so hasty. You need to consult with an experienced traffic court lawyer in order to fully understand the violation and the associated penalties. Make no mistake, you have been accused of breaking the law. You may be subject to fines, subsequent insurance increases, points on your license, loss of license, or in some cases, even jail time. This is too important for you to take on alone. But you are not alone. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. you have a tremendous legal team at your disposal to help you through this process. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. have Traffic court lawyers with a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you. It is important to understand the law and know what statute you have been accused of violating but that alone is not enough. The average traffic court lawyer can look up a statute. But you need more than that. The traffic court lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin have forged relationships with local prosecutors and police through representing many people just like you.
We also have an aggressive process by which we resolve your traffic offense. We will attempt to have the ticket dismissed using any favorable details we discover in consulting with you. If appearing in court is necessary, we will use our knowledge and experience to work out a favorable plea with the prosecutor’s office. In the event we are forced to go to trial, The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin will provide you with the same intelligent, aggressive, and expert defense that has successfully defended so many past and present clients.
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. can help you with tickets for speeding, red light cameras, sign violations, reckless driving, unsafe lane change, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and any other traffic offenses. If you have received one of these tickets, you need a traffic court lawyer. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin today at (215) 437-3058 for a free consultation.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense. The potential penalties and costs are staggering. If you are convicted of a DUI, you will be required to pay state surcharges and penalties, your insurance is likely to increase significantly, you will lose your license making your day to day life more difficult, and you may even face jail time. A DUI in Pennsylvania is treated as a criminal offense and needs to be taken seriously. You will need an experienced DUI Attorney to help you resolve this serious matter.
Understanding a DUI Arrest
The process by which a DUI arrest is made is universal among states. Police use three phases by which to determine if a driver is intoxicated and assign a DUI. These phases include:
(1) Vehicle in Motion: Initial observations of the vehicle and observation of its stop. The officer is looking for
- Driving in two lanes
- Driving too fast or too slow
- Stopped at a green light
(2) Personal Contact: The face to face contact and interview of the driver and observation of driver’s vehicle exit. The officer is looking for
- Slurred speech
- Odor of alcohol
- Glossy or bloodshot eyes
- Erratic behavior
(3) Pre-Arrest Screening: The psychophysical (field) sobriety testing (FSTs) and preliminary breath testing. The officer is looking for
- An inability to follow instructions on a first attempt and other behaviors and visual cues of intoxication.
Field Sobriety Testing (Fsts)There are three Fsts that are taught to every officer throughout the country. There is ample evidence that these tests are often ineffective yet they remain the standard. These are The One-Legged Stand (OLS), The Walk and Turn (WAT), and The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). Many officers also ask you either recite the alphabet backwards. These tests are designed to allow the officer to observe an individual’s movements, balance, coordination, and listening