We Protect Your
Freedom And Your Future

Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
of combined legal practice – handling some of the
toughest cases in the country.

get free consultation

SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.

Criminal Lawyers

Fewer Clients. Better Service And Results

SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.

25 Years Of Legal Practice

Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.

24/7 Customer Service

Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.

Concierge Service

We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

Turning Violations Lawyers

Improper and illegal turns often lead to collisions that damage property and injure drivers and passengers. For these reasons, the Pennsylvania vehicle law controls when and how you turn. Violations of laws related to turning and stopping at traffic lights mean citations that can result in points on your license and perhaps even the loss of the privileges. You also face higher premiums on your auto insurance.


U-turns can prove dangerous because of the sudden change of direction, lack of room and presence of oncoming traffic. Title 75, Chapter 33, of the Pennsylvania statutes, otherwise known as the “Rules of the Road,” prohibit “U-turns,” or turning to travel in the opposite direction:

*Where a “No U-Turn” sign has been erected
*When doing so interferes with traffic
*When a U-turn cannot be safely executed, such as when you are on a road where approaching traffic cannot see you
*On the Pennsylvania Turnpike, except when allowed during an emergency by the Pennsylvania State Police or a Turnpike fare collection employee

You’ll receive three points against your license for an illegal or improper U-turn.

Right Turns

The basic right turn rule calls for you to stay as close to the curb or right-of-way edge as possible. You may be cited for a violation if you swing out into the opposite lane or otherwise another lane of travel to turn right.

Pennsylvania law allows you to turn right on red provided that you have first stopped at the light and observe that it is safe to turn. You may not turn if a pedestrian is in the intersection with the light or you see a vehicle with a green or yellow light approaching you. Of course, you must heed any “NO TURN ON RED” sign. Running a red light results in three points on your license.

Left Turns

As a general rule, operators of left-turning vehicles must yield to traffic approaching from the opposite direction. You may turn left if you have sufficient time and room to do so before the oncoming vehicle arrives. If you’re at an intersection, you must yield to traffic in the opposite direction.

When you’re at a stoplight-controlled intersection, a green arrow affords you the right-of-way to turn left. This is because the opposite traffic has a red light. If you see a full green light, you must yield to any oncoming traffic before turning left.

A failure to yield results in three license points.

Contrary to tradition and popular convention, some left turns on red lights are permitted. This limited permission applies if you turn left from a “one-way” street to another one-way street or road.

In your left turn, stay to the immediate left of the center of the intersection and do not enter the lane with opposite-approaching vehicles.

Turn Signals

A turn signal notifies other motorists of your intended turns and other movements. When you must activate the turn signal depends on your speed. If you’re driving no more than 35 mph, you must give the signal at least 100 feet before the turn. The required distance goes to 300 feet your speed goes above 35 mph. You also are required to activate your turn signal when changing lanes.

If your turn signals do not work, you resort to your arms to indicate your turns. Extend your arm and hand to the left for a left turn and to the right for a right turn.

Citations for failing to give a proper turn signal do not impose points on your license.

Get Help From a Traffic Attorney

A ticket from an illegal or improper turn can increase your insurance costs and may lead to a loss of your license. Take the ticket seriously. Contact us for assistance in handling your ticket. We’ll examine the circumstances and evidence to determine your defense or any reduction of the charges.

Request Free



Firearm Carried W/O License

Montgomery 12/2016



"I found Michael Kotik via the internet with the hope by someone to help my son in what we thought was something routine. Long story short after being mislead by the prior firm and received no results and my son sat for 18 months in prison because "no one knew what was going on" Michael was able to not only..."
~ Michelle Doria
"I had a pleasure of dealing with Mike on couple of occasions. He is an amazing attorney. He always came through and did what was promised. Also he went above and beyond to assist with any request. He is definitely a fighter and will do what is needed to come out with the best outcome"
~ Ella Shapiro

Get Your Free
Consultation Now


1518 Walnut Street st 808, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Get Directions


1518 Walnut Street st 808, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Get Directions


1518 Walnut Street st 808, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Get Directions


1518 Walnut Street st 808, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Get Directions