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I have a summary trial in pa for traffic fine for which I…

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I have a summary trial in pa for traffic fine for which I pleaded not guilty, the fine states that my registration was expired for 1 year when in fact it was expired for 6 days

Lawyer's Assistant: What state was the citation in? And have you consulted a local attorney?

PA, I have not contacted lawer

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

Yes

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I plan on representing myself but would like to know my chances of getting the fine lowered or eliminated

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I am an attorney with over 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

You should be able to at least get the fines reduced. You want to contact the Prosecuting attorney before going to court. You should be able to find out who the attorney is who is assigned to your case by contacting the County District Attorney where the ticket was issued.

Call the attorney on the phone and see if they will negotiate with you.

If you reach an agreement make sure that you still go to court and have the judge approve the agreement. Sometimes prosecutors "forget" that there was a deal and you get a no show warrant issued or a default judgment issued.

Go early to court and meet again with the prosecutor. You can remind them you have a deal OR if you do not have one you can try again.

If you can not make a deal you can try to persuade the court to impose a mnimal fine.

Here is the law on this:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=13&sctn=1&subsctn=0

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Thanks for your help, extremely helpful

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