Woman Charged With Failing To Stop While On Learner’s Permit, Small FineSep 30 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses
The Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC often see traffic violations come into their offices. We recently took the case of a 22-year-old woman from Evans City who was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign. An incident occurred and she was found to be driving on a learner’s permit without the supervision of a licensed adult in the car. She was facing a license suspension if convicted. Our client did not want the three points associated with this violation on her clean record nor did she want the suspension. The woman, a crew leader at a local McDonald’s, contacted attorney Matthew Ness for legal support.
The police officer who cited her did not want to give her any favorable action. At the evidentiary hearing, we had a witness testify on her behalf. The witness argued that she did in fact stop. We had a solid argument as to why she was driving unsupervised. There was an issue with her car and her boyfriend was following her home behind in his car. The judge accepted our argument. She was found not guilty of the stop sign violation and not guilty of not having an adult in the car. We saw a favorable outcome for our client who ended up only paying a small fine. She avoided the suspension and the three points on her record.
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