• Does Getting a Traffic Ticket Violate My Probation Terms?

    When a judge sentences a convicted person to probation instead of jail, or a criminal is released from prison early on parole, there are strict rules and regulations the individual must follow. One is to obey all federal, state, and municipal laws. This leads many people to wonder whether receiving a traffic ticket breaks the […]

  • Top Reasons You Need an Attorney after a DUI in Maryland

    After a DUI arrest, you might find that loved ones want to give you advice on how to tackle your case; however, the only counsel you should consider is from a Maryland DUI attorney. Although it might sound like you could save money by representing yourself, investing in a competent defense lawyer will be extremely […]

  • How Long Can My License Be Suspended after a DUI in Maryland?

    You may lose your Maryland driver’s license after a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), but many people wonder how long their license will be suspended. It depends on several factors, such as how much alcohol was in your system, previous convictions, and whether you refused to take a breathalyzer test. There are steps […]

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    DUI Checkpoints During the Holidays in Maryland

    It’s no surprise that there are more driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints throughout the holiday season. With more parties happening between friends, family, and coworkers, Maryland police officers are trying to keep the streets safe from intoxicated drivers. It’s essential to understand what to do at DUI checkpoints and know your rights. If you’re […]

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    What to Do If You’ve Been Ticketed for Illegal Parking

    If you drive enough around Baltimore or other busy cities in Maryland, you understand that finding a good place to park isn’t always straightforward. Eventually, you may come across an open parking spot on a busy day in a location perfectly suited for where you’re trying to go. Unfortunately, if a parking space seems too […]

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    Can You Dispute a Speed Camera Ticket in Maryland?

    Speed cameras have become more common across the country in recent years. More specifically, officials place them in high-traffic areas, school zones, and dangerous intersections. With any piece of technology, there may be errors. If you believe you weren’t speeding, you may wonder if you’re able to dispute the ticket. The good news is that […]

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    Knowing the Difference Between a Bench and Jury Trial in Maryland

    In Maryland, there are two different ways your case can be tried in court: a bench trial in district court or a jury trial in circuit court. Knowing the difference between the two trials is vital when preparing your case. District courts generally handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. In contrast, circuit courts handle cases requested […]

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    What to Know About Your Arraignment in Maryland

    If you’ve been arrested for allegedly violating a criminal traffic offense in Maryland, the judge will formally state the charges against you the first time you enter the courthouse. This step in the criminal justice process is called an arraignment. It serves to inform you of your indictments, outline the maximum penalties associated with the […]

  • Do I Have to Talk to Police After an Arrest for a Traffic Offense?

    We all recognize the need for effective law enforcement, but we should also understand our own rights and responsibilities—especially in our interactions with the police. Ultimately, when a police officer pulls you over for a traffic offense, what you do and say can affect any legal proceedings that might follow. Whether the traffic stop ends […]

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    How to Handle a Traffic Stop with Maryland Police

    Flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror while driving in Baltimore can make anyone feel uneasy. Maryland police officers cannot stop your vehicle unless they witness you break a traffic rule or have reasonable suspicion to believe that you are violating a law. However, a variety of circumstances and driving behaviors may constitute […]