Traffic Court Representation:

The following is a synopsis of the law regarding traffic court. It is not intended to be a complete summary of the law and should not take the place of legal advice from an attorney:

When you drive your car, you are exercising the privilege of driving. Unfortunately, it's a privilege that is quite easily revoked. Additionally, depending on the charge, you could not only lose your right to drive, but you could end up in jail as well. The following is a selection of issues that this office deals with:

Driving on a revoked or suspended license:

A person's license can be suspended for a variety of reasons. One of the most common instances is where a person fails to pay a minor ticket. If you fail to pay and have not made any arrangements (even if the ticket is for a minor infraction), the MVA may opt to suspend your license until it is paid up. Unfortunately, sometime these notices get tossed out by children, spouses, etc and the party doesn't even know about them.

Driving on a suspended/revoked license can have serious ramifications. Depending on the circumstances, it can carry jail time, up to 12 points on your license (enough to suspend it) and a substantial fine. However, with some help (and a decent driving record), you can mitigate the damages and reduce the damage to a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) or even get the case put on hold indefinitely. 

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Reckless Driving/Speeding:

We've all been there: the cop pulls you over doing 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. Such cases are generally not big deals. However, if you are going a lot faster than that, (ie. 15 mph over or more), you may get charged with reckless driving or excessive speeding.

This charge can give you a seriously bad day. It carries points, it can carry jail time and it can really mess you over. Certainly, your insurance premium can spike. This office can help you to mitigate the damage done, either by getting the charge reduced or, in the case of a fairly clean driving record, getting you a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ).

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Failure to Remain at the scene of an accident:

Out of all the offenses this office deals with, this one is perhaps the most serious and the most difficult to deal with. Under MD law, if you get in an accident, you have an absolute duty to remain at the scene of the accident and exchange insurance information with the other party. Sometimes though, this doesn’t happen. Maybe you panicked, maybe the other driver left before you could give over your info and is trying to pretend that you were the one who left.

Whatever the reason, this charge can really mess you up. It carries points, it can carry jail time and worse. This office can help you navigate the system when you run into this problem.

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