• Could a Texting-While-Driving Offense Cost You Your License?

    Disconnecting from your mobile device is challenging in our current society. However, sending a quick text message while driving your vehicle may cause a serious crash or force you to face challenging legal consequences. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) reports that around 27,000 people suffer injuries annually from distracted driving. In order to combat […]

  • Can You Talk on the Phone While You Drive in Maryland?

    Even if your eyes are still on the road, Maryland law still considers driving and talking on the phone as a distraction. Maryland law defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving. If you’re talking on the phone, you’re focusing on the conversation and not what’s going on around you. Driving requires […]

  • Can You Challenge the Accuracy of a Radar Gun in Maryland?

    There’s nothing quite as intimidating as seeing police lights in your rearview mirror. If you get pulled over for allegedly speeding, you may come away from an encounter with the cops facing a speeding ticket. While you can challenge these tickets in court, it can be difficult to know what arguments you can make in […]

  • What to Do if You Get Pulled Over With Marijuana in Your Vehicle

    As more and more states follow the trend of legalizing certain usage of marijuana, it may be easy to forget that the drug is not legal in Maryland. While you may be able to drive a few states over and purchase marijuana at a local grocery store, being caught with this drug within the state […]

  • Could an Unpaid Traffic Ticket Lead to Jail Time in Maryland?

    There is nothing that will ruin a nice drive quicker than seeing the flashing red and blue lights in your rearview that signal that you are about to be issued a traffic ticket. If you have been issued a ticket, then you know that it can be costly to pay it off and there is […]

  • Understanding Maryland’s “Move Over” Law

    With numerous car accidents throughout the state, legislation tries to create new regulations to limit the number of crashes and serious injuries. In October 2022, a new law will require Maryland drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching stopped vehicles displaying warning signs. These rules extend from the “Move Over” law requiring drivers […]

  • 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 […]