In the state of Maryland, traffic offenses can have a hugely negative impact on your life. And with over four million licensed drivers on Maryland roads according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), the likelihood that you will be involved in a traffic offense in some manner is high. 

If you find yourself in this situation, you need a Maryland Traffic lawyer that is experienced in dealing with traffic offenses. With over 20 years of experience, The Law Office of Hillel Traub can help you traverse this challenging time. 

Maryland Traffic Offenses

Given the wide variety of potential charges that can come up during a traffic stop, it helps to know the more common types of traffic offenses that Maryland drivers are faced with:

  • DUI and DWI, including alcohol and drug related offenses
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Driving with a Revoked License
  • Driving without a Registration
  • Reckless Driving
  • Uninsured or Underinsured Driving
  • Vehicular Homicide or Manslaughter
  • CDL Violations
  • Driving a vehicle during the committing of a crime
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Child Endangerment

Because the circumstances surrounding each case are different, it is vital that you contact one of our experienced Harford County traffic attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that they have a firm understanding of your case. This will also ensure that they create a comprehensive plan of action regarding the steps that will need to be taken to reach an outcome that you can be satisfied with. 

Potential Charges for Maryland Traffic Offenses

Not only are there a wide variety of different traffic offenses in Maryland, potential charges can also range in severity. Typically, Maryland traffic offenses are split into two different categories: minor, which are the least severe, and serious, which obviously carry heavier penalties. Minor traffic offenses, codified by the Transportation Code of Maryland, usually include:

  • Failure to use a turn signal
  • Failure to wear a seatbelt
  • Speeding (one to ten MPH above the speed limit)
  • Broken head or tail lights 

Even though a minor traffic offense won’t lead to jail time, you will still likely have to pay a fine or face points being taken away from your license.

Serious Traffic Offenses

Not surprisingly, serious traffic offenses are punished more severely by the court system. Leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, or driving while impaired, for example, can all carry punishments of jail time on top of any fines levied. Usually, the maximum jail time tops out at one year, while the maximum fine is usually $1,000. In addition, points will be added to  your driving record, causing an increase of insurance premiums and the potential loss of your driver’s license.

How Our Harford County Traffic Attorneys Can Help You

Fighting any offense on your own is a difficult proposition, but trying to represent yourself against a Maryland traffic violation is even more difficult. On top of the complexities of the law, you have to factor in the potential cost of facing the charge-or charges-on your own. Even with attorney fees, having a skilled, experienced Harford County traffic lawyer will potentially save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in the long run. They do this by saving you time from an efficiency standpoint.  

Hillel Traub’s years of experience and knowledge of the traffic court system is invaluable, as he knows how to best approach each individual case to minimize whatever damage could be done to your license or bank account. Furthermore, his proven system has provided clients with results, largely by doing the following:

  • Working with colleagues and contacts from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Communicating clearly and promptly with you
  • Utilizing knowledge and experts to build a strong defense
  • Knowledge of the local Maryland traffic courts
  • Providing clients with clear answers regarding the legal process
  • Proven track record of successful litigation

At The Law Office of Hillel Traub, we know that everyone makes mistakes. In our experience, knowing that traffic offenses occur frequently, we believe that you should not be harshly punished for a one time mistake. That’s why our Harford County attorneys practice compassion and listening without judgment. We want to make sure that you are able to face your charge and move on with your life.

Contact an Experienced Harford County Traffic Lawyer Today

No matter whether you are facing a minor traffic setback for a burnt out headlight or a more serious DUI charge where you could face the loss of your license and jail time, you can turn to us at The Law Office of Hillel Traub. Attorney Hillel Traub is a former attorney for MVA and represents clients throughout Hartford County, Maryland. He uses his over 20 years of experience to represent clients and help achieve the best outcome for their situation. If you are facing a traffic offense, fill out our contact form or give us a call at (410) 580-1100 today to schedule a free consultation.

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