• Can I Be Fined for Driving While Drowsy in Maryland?

    While not one of the more obvious dangers, drowsy drivers who choose to get behind the wheel are risking their own lives as well as the lives of fellow drivers. Each year, drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). These crashes led to […]

  • Are Adults Exempt from Maryland’s Backseat Seat Belt Laws?

    No matter where you ride in a car, there is always a danger of getting injured in an accident. These dangers are only increased when you are not wearing a seatbelt. In fact, of the 543 car accident fatalities 2021, 80 of those involved passengers and not just the drivers, according to data from the […]

  • What Happens If You Fail to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle in Maryland?

    Many people might wonder what happens if they fail to move over for an emergency vehicle in Maryland, and the truth is that someone could face misdemeanor charges for such a failure. Maryland has a “Move Over” traffic law that applies to emergency vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, tow trucks, and other types of service vehicles. […]

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    5 Examples of Reckless Driving in Maryland

    Being pulled over and accused of committing a traffic violation can be an intimidating prospect for anyone. That can be especially true when a motorist is charged with a misdemeanor offense like reckless driving. At the Law Office of Hillel Traub, we’ve represented clients charged with various examples of reckless driving in Maryland. Our experienced […]

  • What Is Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law?

    It’s natural for bystanders to worry about lending aid after a car crash or other type of accident in a society where facing a personal injury lawsuit is a possibility. Nobody’s fear of being sued should ever interfere with them being able to render well-intentioned aid if someone else is injured. That’s one reason the […]

  • Can Maryland Police Tell If You Have a Radar Detector?

    Can Maryland Police Tell If You Have a Radar Detector?

    When you’re driving, you may feel anxious about police officers, no matter your speed. The fear of turning a corner and seeing a car sitting on the side of the road can be startling. You may also desire a few moments of knowledge before an officer comes speeding past you or is in the right-side […]

  • 4 Possible Defenses to Speed Reading Instruments in Maryland

    4 Possible Defenses to Speed Reading Instruments in Maryland 

    Speed reading instruments are one way Maryland police officers catch speeding drivers. When fighting the ticket in traffic court, judges and jurors often side with the officer since reading instruments provide the evidence needed to support a conviction. However, there may be some effective defenses a Maryland traffic defense attorney can raise against the instrument’s […]

  • 7 Ways to Beat a Maryland Speeding Ticket

    7 Ways to Beat a Maryland Speeding Ticket 

    Lawmakers put speed limits in place to protect everyone on the road. While 30 miles per hour might seem slow, a winding road up ahead or other conditions might be reasons drivers are directed to drive at a reduced speed. If a police officer pulls you over and issues a speeding ticket, there might be […]

  • Driving without Insurance Ticket after an Accident 

    Driving Without Insurance Ticket after an Accident 

    All Maryland drivers must have auto insurance. Driving without insurance is a severe offense, with equally severe punishments. Penalties may range from hefty fines to loss of license to jail. Furthermore, the effects of driving without car insurance may be even more detrimental if you are involved in an auto accident. If police officers charged […]

  • Driving without a License Ticket after an Accident 

    Driving Without a License Ticket after an Accident 

    Unlicensed driving is illegal in Maryland. If caught without a license, drivers will receive a traffic citation. If you received a ticket for driving without a license after you were involved in a car accident, you may be wondering if you will be held responsible for the accident as a result. Before you can be […]