Maryland Traffic Violations Lawyers
When a person is pulled over for a traffic violation in Maryland, he/she typically complies with the officer’s demands, accepts the ticket, and pays it within the designated period. Unfortunately, most people only challenge tickets that result in hefty fines or additional points being added to their driving record. As a Maryland traffic violations attorney, I know first hand that several police officers cite people for traffic violations without having substantial grounds in doing so. If you are looking to have a traffic violation fine reduced, or completely dismissed, contact my law office for a consultation. I have helped several Maryland residents save hundreds of dollars for traffic related violations.
Maryland Traffic Violations Overview
My law practice provides legal representation in defending the following types of traffic violations:
- Hit and run
- Driving with a suspended/revoked license
- Reckless driving
- Improper lane change
- Fleeing and eluding the police
- Failure to stop at a red light or school bus
- Manslaughter or negligent homicide involving a motor vehicle
In Maryland, you will have the option to either pay your traffic ticket in full, request a waiver hearing, or ask for a trial.
At the waiver hearing, you will plead guilty to the traffic violation. You will have the opportunity to try and convince the judge to reduce or waive your fine. You can also ask to be granted probation instead of a conviction which results in no points being added to your driving record.
Asking for a trial allows you to contest the ticket. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may want to consider hiring a traffic violation attorney to represent you at trial. Doing so can ensure that the best legal defense is asserted on your behalf.
Maryland Motor Vehicle Point System
If you are found responsible or convicted of a traffic violation in Maryland, points will be assessed against your driving record. Each traffic violation noted above has an assigned point value. The points will remain on your driving record indefinitely. Hence, if you accumulate points on your record over a period of years, your driving privileges may be revoked.
When you accumulate 3 to 4 points over a two year period, you will receive a letter from Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The letter will remind you that if you accumulate more points, more stern measures will occur. When you receive 5 to 7 points over a two year period, you will be required to attend the Points System Conference and/or complete a Driving Improvement Program. If you receive 8-11 points over a two year period, your driver’s license will be suspended.
License Suspension & Increased Car Insurance Rates
In addition to paying a fine and having points assessed against your driving record, your driver’s license may be suspended and your car insurance rate may increase. Some major violations noted above could result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Hiring a skilled traffic violation attorney can help you keep your license and prevent your car insurance rates from increasing.
Hire Our Annapolis Maryland Traffic Violations Attorney
If you are thinking about going to trial to contest a traffic violation, contact my law office in confidence for legal advice and counseling. I will review your case and discuss the likely occurrence of your legal defense prevailing.