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Imagine this scenario. You and your buddy just bought a few performance vehicles. According to the salesperson, your vehicle can accelerate at the drop of a dime. You wonder if your car can outperform your buddy’s car. What’s the harm in a little drag racing to satisfy your curiosity?
Although drag racing can be fun and exciting for some people, you should be aware that it is illegal in Pennsylvania. Police officers are on the look out for these types of activities. If you get pulled over for drag racing on a Pennsylvania road, you could be arrested on the spot.
Drag Racing in Pennsylvania: What You Should Know
The only place that it’s acceptable to race other cars is on a speedway. When you participate in a drag race on a road, you are breaking the law.
A common misconception is more than one car has to be involved in drag racing. The reality is you can be charged with drag racing if you’re speeding down the road trying to set a record.
Another interesting thing is spectators can be ticketed for watching a drag race. You don’t even have to be a driver to be held accountable for drag racing.
Consequences of Drag Racing
It’s a privilege to be issued a driver’s license from the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles. Like all privileges, your driving privileges can be revoked if you operate your vehicle in an unsafe manner.
Your license could be suspended for up to six months as a result of drag racing. In addition, the court could require you to pay expensive fines.
When you operate your vehicle at excessive speeds, other people lives are put at risk. Drag racing can cause serious injuries to other people or fatalities.
You’ve Been Arrested for Drag Racing in Pennsylvania: Now What?
It’s likely that you are trying to have a little fun when you drag race. However, the police won’t see it that way if you get caught. Their job is to protect the public from a variety of dangers.
Don’t be surprised if the police arrest you and take you to jail. If this happens, the worst thing you can do is attempt to resist the arrest or be confrontational. Calmly allow the police officers to arrest you without putting up a fight. Never try to keep police officers from doing their jobs.
If the arresting officers attempt to ask questions, politely decline to respond to the questions. Ask to speak with a criminal defense attorney.
How a Pennsylvania Attorney Can Help
Whether it’s drag racing or driving at excessive speeds, getting arrested and charged with a crime is serious business. You shouldn’t try to face the Pennsylvania court system without skilled legal counsel.
There are several benefits of hiring an attorney to work on your behalf. You won’t have to navigate through the Pennsylvania court system on your own. Your lawyer will review your case and attempt to discredit any adverse evidence.
Another benefit is your lawyer may be able to help you keep your driving privileges. Once your lawyer at Amato Sanita Law Offices reviews the case, the best course of action will be determined.
You should know that each case is different. Your case’s outcome depends on the evidence in your case. Regardless of the situation, you’ll have help from our experienced attorneys.
Amato Sanita Law Office is Here for You
Let our team of experienced lawyers defend you against your drag racing charges. We understand the drag racing laws in Pennsylvania. This knowledge is beneficial to achieving a favorable outcome for your case. Contact one of our offices in Philadelphia, Feasterville or Norristown to schedule your consultation.