Administrative Hearings

Traffic Ticket Lawyer Assisting Bucks County Drivers

John M. Kenney is a Bucks County traffic ticket attorney who represents people cited for a wide range of driving infractions. Whether you are facing a speeding ticket, a reckless driving infraction, or a DUI charge, Mr. Kenney has the skill and experience to guide you through the process and build a convincing defense on your behalf. Traffic offenses can come with serious financial penalties and even the risk of license revocation. This is why it is important to have a dedicated legal advocate in your corner. Mr. Kenney has been fighting on behalf of drivers in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas and elsewhere in Pennsylvania for over three decades. He has a strong track record of helping people minimize the impact of a ticket or charge.

The Administrative Hearing Process

The administrative hearing process offers a driver cited for a traffic violation the opportunity to have the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation take another look at the situation in certain limited circumstances. You can potentially get an administrative hearing if you are requesting a credit for “time served” on a license suspension, revocation, or disqualification, or an ignition interlock order. A hearing also may be available if you want to update your driving record, or if you want to appeal a decision related to an occupational limited license or a probationary license. Hearings are not available for drivers who want to challenge an ordinary license suspension or revocation, or to reduce the length of those penalties.

In order to obtain a hearing, you must file a brief and clear statement of the facts related to the case and the basis of the appeal. You also have to provide certain documentation supporting your appeal. All hearings are held in Harrisburg, where you will have an opportunity to testify under oath and present witness testimony and other evidence. A hearing officer drafts a proposed report following the hearing, and both sides have an opportunity to then dispute that report during the next 30 days.

Although the hearing process has its limits, it can be a good tool for drivers in certain situations. These include cases in which your license has been suspended, but you have failed to turn over the license card to PennDOT. Submitting the license is considered an acknowledgement of the license suspension and is usually required to start the clock on the suspension period. In some cases, however, a driver who has failed to comply with this rule may be able to get some or all of the time that he or she has refrained from driving credited to a suspension.

Enlist a Bucks County Attorney to Fight a Traffic Ticket

Mr. Kenney has long been fighting for the rights of drivers in the administrative hearing process. He understands how to craft a persuasive petition for hearing and is well-versed in the issues and evidence that hearing officers often consider in reaching their decisions. Mr. Kenney has used that knowledge and experience to advocate for clients facing a broad range of traffic charges. If you or a loved one has been cited for a vehicular offense, contact Bucks County traffic ticket lawyer John M. Kenney at (215) 547-3031 or through our online form for a free consultation. He can represent people in Levittown, Bristol, Morrisville, Fairless Hills, Yardley, and Langhorne, among other Pennsylvania communities. Mr. Kenney also can serve individuals who are seeking a criminal defense attorney to protect their rights when they are facing prosecution for other charges.