Case Studies

Reducing Suspension Time

A client came to the firm after he had been charged with a violation of Pennsylvania § 1543(a) - driving on a suspended license. The client was due to get his driving privileges restored in five months - but if he was convicted on the new § 1543(a) charge - his license would be suspended for an entire additional year - seventeen months instead of just five.

We were able to negotiate a favorable arrangement with the Commonwealth, whereby the client entered a guilty plea to a very minor offense and paid a fine, and the Commonwealth dismissed the § 1543(a) charge completely. As a result, no additional suspension time was added, and the client was able to drive again five months later.