My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Pennsylvania
I'm trying to clear up an indefinite suspension on my PA Driver's License. I have a number of old citations (mostly for driving while suspended/revoked), none of which I responded to. Given that these incidents occurred so long ago and I never responded, I assumed that they would have held hearings in my absence and found me guilty.
I just used the state portal to pull up the dockets for each of the incidents. To my surprise, I've learned that there was a hearing for only one of the incidents. I did not show up for the hearing and, obviously, was found guilty. (That one is paid off and closed). On all of the other dockets, the case status is listed as "inactive" and the processing status is listed as "awaiting plea."
I'm curious as to what I should do about these tickets that are still awaiting my plea. They are all from years ago (2006-2009). I've read that in PA, the statute of limitations for processing a summary offense is three years, but I'm not sure if that applies in this case.
Anyway, here's what I'm looking at:
9/2006 - Disregard Traffic Control Device - (Awaiting Plea)
3/2008 - Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked - (Awaiting Plea)
12/2009 - Driving Unregistered Vehicle - (Awaiting Plea)
12/2009 - Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked - (Awaiting Plea)
Do I issue a plea and request hearings for all of the above? Should I consult an attorney about the possibility of having some of these dismissed?
I'm not naive enough to think that I can get everything tossed out or dismissed but if I could whittle away some of it, that would be great.
I know that I did some irresponsible and stupid things in the past and I do want to resolve all of this as soon as possible.
I did surrender my license to the state in May of 2010, so I know that I have 2+ years of credit on any suspension I may be facing.
Any thoughts or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.