Failure to Yield in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

There are many different kinds of traffic tickets and violations, one of which is a failure to yield. This usually means failure to yield to another vehicle that has the right-of-way. When an accident like this occurs, there are a number of factors to consider when determining who had the right-of-way in this situation. Both common law and Pennsylvania statutory law are considered during this kind of investigation, and even if statutory law stated that one vehicle had the right of way, circumstances may be that any reasonable person would yield the right-of-way anyway. This is to say that who has the right-of-way can easily be argued both ways, and is often subjective upon the circumstances surrounding the case.

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle has different circumstances, you may be charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle if you do not come to a complete stop, do not move to the right shoulder of the street, or do not get out of the way of an emergency vehicle at all, or if you move in front of an emergency vehicle. These are strict rules that must be adhered to in order to prevent receiving a ticket, however like most laws, there are exceptions to this. Exceptions to yielding to an emergency vehicle are: you are permitted to stay where you are if moving to the right would interfere with the path of the emergency vehicle, there were pedestrians blocking your way, the path to the right was unsafe or blocked, or if the vehicle did not have its lights on when it passed your vehicle.

Traffic Ticket Attorney in Luzerne County: Defending Failure to Yield Citations

The penalties associated with a failure to yield traffic ticket vary greatly depending on the circumstances. Failure to yield can result in penalties such as fines, it will go on your record if convicted and points will be added to your license.

If you have received a traffic ticket due to failure to yield, or any other type of traffic ticket, then contact a Luzerne County traffic ticket attorney from Mack Law Offices today. We offer a free case evaluation, and will represent your case in court if you wish to fight your charge. Our firm has successfully handled thousands of cases; our lawyers have the power to fight as well as the knowledge to win.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a traffic violation, contact a Luzerne County traffic ticket attorney from our firm to discuss your case today. We answer our phones 24 / 7!