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    Do Driving Records Show up on Employment Background Checks?

    Some employment background checks reveal far more information than candidates would ever guess, much of which the average person assumes is private information. While background checks consistently turn up information about a candidate’s work experience and criminal history (if any), a background check will occasionally turn up personal details about an applicant’s spending and driving […]

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    Top 5 Facts About DWLS Charges in Maryland

    A charge of driving while license suspended is a serious traffic offense. The key to facing criminal charges, however, is to have knowledge that your license was suspended when police pulled you over. Knowledge can come from a letter from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration announcing the suspension of your license or you may know […]

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    Will a Speeding Ticket Show Up on a Background Check?

    Traffic violations happen when drivers break the rules of the road. While road rules exist to keep drivers safe, less serious violations are not considered criminal offenses. Payable traffic offenses — or those for which you may pay a ticket and move on with your life — are minor infractions which do not result in […]

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    5 Ways a Poor Driving Record can Affect Your Life

    Few events in life follow you around like those that go on your driving record. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) keeps track of every citation you incur. Citations in Maryland can add up to points against your license, which could ultimately lead to a driver’s license suspension. A poor driving record may not only […]

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    Maryland Criminal Traffic Charges

    Most people are familiar with common traffic offenses like speeding or running a stop sign. Typically, these moving violations result in a citation for which you may incur points against your driver’s license and a fine; however, some traffic offenses may double as criminal acts. If you have been charged with a more serious traffic offense, […]

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    Understanding Traffic Offenses in Maryland

    The Code of Maryland defines all the laws in the state, including all traffic laws. There are several ways a person may unintentionally violate a transportation statute and incur penalties. Different penalties are involved in all the different types of traffic offenses described in the Code. Likewise, there are a variety of methods a person […]

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    Responding to a Maryland Traffic Ticket

    Maryland drivers have three options for responding to a traffic ticket. A person facing a ticket has just thirty (30) days to decide how they will resolve the ticket. If you currently face a citation for a traffic violation in the Baltimore metro area, you don’t have much time to make an informed choice. At […]

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    Maryland House Approves New Texting while Driving Bill

    Distracted driving causes approximately a quarter of all car crashes each year. According to the CDC, at least 9 people are killed because of a distracted driver while over 1,000 are injured per day in an accident involving a distracted driver. Distracted driving is understood as driving while doing another activity that takes your attention […]

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    Reasons for a Suspended License in Maryland

    If your license is suspended in Maryland, you cannot drive without committing a serious criminal offense. A license suspension is a temporary ban on your legal ability to drive. If the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) suspended your license, you will need to take action to satisfy the suspension requirement in order to have the […]

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    Maryland Expands “Move Over” Law

    The highway is a risky place for pedestrians, with cars blowing past at upwards of 80 miles per hour. According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study, pedestrians who are hurt or killed on interstate highways make up 10% of all pedestrian fatalities each year in the United States. Many who are injured or […]

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