• Baltimore Under a Stay At Home Order

    Baltimore Issued a Stay At Home Order Amid Coronavirus

    On March 30, 2020, the State of Maryland issued a mandatory Stay At Home order for all residents to protect them from and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a new disease caused by the CoV-SARS-2 coronavirus first identified in the city of Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province in China, in December of last year. […]

  • Speeding tickets in Maryland

    Speeding Violations Increase Around the Country Amid COVID-19

    Most of the United States is currently under a patchwork of orders calling for people to stay at home. The risks associated with catching and spreading coronavirus are too great to go on about life as usual. The coronavirus disease of 2019, also called COVID-19, has been proven deadly among people of all ages, and […]

  • Duty to Retreat

    Understanding Maryland’s “Duty to Retreat” Law

    Crime statistics for the state of Maryland are rather grim. More than 168,000 violent crimes took place in Maryland in 2016. Offenses like murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, breaking and entering, larceny, and motor vehicle theft affected thousands of victims. These are all crimes in which a victim could protect him or herself through self-defense, […]

  • Accident Without Insurance

    What Happens if You Crash a Car Without Auto Insurance?

    Maryland is part of the vast majority of states in which drivers are legally obligated to carry auto insurance. Driving without insurance is a crime and may lead to severe penalties. How will the State know whether you have insurance or not? Getting into an accident is a guaranteed way to make it known that […]

  • cameras for catching distracted drivers

    Maryland Suburb Considers Installing Cameras for Distracted Driving

    Almost all states have prohibited the use of cell phones while driving, but distracted driving remains a significant problem throughout the U.S. According to the CDC, 1,000 people are hurt, and 9 are killed, in distracted driving crashes daily. Many of these accidents involve people who text and drive, despite laws making it illegal to […]

  • Violating the Move Over Law

    Are There Ways to Fight a Violation of the Move Over Law?

    Move Over laws are critical to ensure the safety of police officers, emergency responders, sanitation workers, tow truck drivers, and others who spend considerable time on the side of the road. Working on the roadside is extremely risky — especially on highways where drivers blow past at 60-70 miles or more per hour. Since many […]

  • Maryland traffic laws

    Maryland Vehicle Laws You Might Not Know About

    Each year in Maryland, drivers are subject to changes in the Maryland Transportation Code. While the most significant changes in the laws and procedures might receive some publicity, others may catch drivers unaware. If you carry a Maryland driver’s license or frequently travel through the state for business, these are some relatively new vehicle laws […]

  • Increased penalties for DUI

    The State of Maryland Just Increased DUI Penalties

    Drunk driving accidents are among the most preventable crashes, and unfortunately, they cause thousands of needless deaths each year. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 30 people die every day in a crash where alcohol was found to be a factor. To do its part to reduce the number of […]

  • New Maryland traffic laws

    Maryland Traffic Law Changes to Anticipate in 2020

    On October 1, 2019, hundreds of new state laws went into effect touching on various matters pertaining to healthcare, employment, alcohol and tobacco sales, and even firearms. Some key laws affecting transportation also took hold. As you’re anticipating the new year, here’s what you need to know about traffic law changes in Maryland. Updates to […]

  • move over laws

    Drivers Remain Unaware of Maryland’s Expanded “Move Over” Law

    All 50 states have “move over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel responding to traffic incidents. Unfortunately, a recent national poll by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that 71% of drivers have not heard of these laws. Move over laws direct drivers to move over by one lane of […]