Careless Driving is one of the most commonly cited violations in the Lehigh Valley. Part of the reason that it is cited so often is that the Pennsylvania legislature has left the definition so broad. 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3714 defines Careless Driving as follows:
“Any person who drives a vehicle in careless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of careless driving, a summary offense”
Our Lehigh Valley Traffic Attorneys in Easton, Pennsylvania are here to help. While careless driving does not require any other traffic violation in conjunction with it, it is still quite defensible. Police will often charge careless driving in any case where there is an accident. But, the Pennsylvania Courts have overruled these tickets on numerous occasions because accidents are unavoidable in many circumstances. Additionaly, weather and driving conditions may be a defense to the citation. Finally, the police may not be able to prove their case without expert testimony in many cases, which the rarely can produce.
If you’re facing a careless driving ticket in Easton, Allentown or Bethlehem, or anywhere else in Lehigh County and Northampton County, contact are Lehigh Valley Traffic Defense Lawyers for more information.
Pennsylvania Courts have applied the sudden emergency doctrine in countless numbers of careless driving cases to find that a mere accident does not make one guilty of careless driving. Our Lehigh Valley Traffic Lawyers can help if you have been ticketed for careless driving merely because an accident occurred.
Speeding alone does not make a driver guilty of careless driving. The mere act of speeding does not place property or persons at risk. The police must prove that there were actually other people or property at risk and that the speed was in a careless disregard.
Our Lehigh Valley Traffic Lawyers know how important it is to be able to keep a clean driving record. We defend drivers facing citations and tickets related to all types of traffic violations. Our Lehigh Valley Traffic lawyers are experts in taking action to eliminate or reduce drivers license points and suspensions
The Pennsylvania point system makes it relatively easy for PennDOT to take your drivers license away. With Careless Driving Tickets carrying 4 points, a conviction can seriously impact your ability to drive. If you’ve received a ticket for Careless Driving, contact our Lehigh Valley Traffic Lawyers today.