Rolling Stop Ticket Lawyer Philadelphia
It may be one of the most ubiquitous traffic signals: the red stop sign. We all know what it means when we come across it: Stop. Yet, throughout the nation, every day there are traffic violations being written by law enforcement for running stop signs. Coming to a complete stop at a stop sign seems to be much easier said than done for Philadelphia drivers. Many Philadelphia motorists are already mentally on the other side of the intersection at a four-way stop sign before even reaching the traffic signal. Local police officers like to describe Philadelphia drivers’ manner of response to their failure to stop as a “known “city traffic maneuver often described as the “Philly Roll.”
We’ve all found ourselves in a vehicle where we approach a Stop Sign, slow down, and see that there are not any other cars approaching the intersection. While it is always our intention to stop the car and make sure we follow the law, we end up just slowing down enough to Roll Through the Stop Sign and keep going. It may seem harmless; after all, you could see that nobody was coming. You may feel as if you are being safe by slowing down. But in the eyes of the law, your actions are the same as someone who drives right through a stop sign at full speed.
Every day, law enforcement is cracking down on individuals who engage in “Rolling Stops.” A rolling stop is an instance where a vehicle driver slows down but does not come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Police officers treat rolling stops in the same way they treat any other stop sign violation. If they see you slowing down, but failing to come to a complete stop, they will pull you over, and you will be issued a citation – the same as if you drove straight through it.
In Pennsylvania, a rolling stop violation carries three points and can seriously impact your driver’s license and insurance premiums. That is why if you are issued a citation due to a Rolling Stop you should call an experienced Traffic Court Attorney right away.
Here, at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our highly skilled attorneys have successfully represented drivers who were pulled over after rolling stops throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. From the district court and traffic court level, to the Common Pleas appeal level, our experienced team of lawyers have effectively assisted our clients in obtaining a reduction of points or an outright dismissal of the charges.