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, a traffic attorney in Baltimore like Hillel Traub will apply his expertise to your case to achieve the best possible result.
Minor and Serious Traffic Infractions in Maryland
A dedicated section for all traffic laws in the state rest within the Code of Maryland. There are many ways a person may unintentionally commit a crime while operating a motor vehicle. Criminal traffic charges may lead to unforeseen consequences such as incarceration and fines. In many cases, drivers may have their licenses suspended. An attorney dedicated to fighting traffic charges in Baltimore will make it a priority to preserve your driving privileges and mitigate the criminal consequences associated with the alleged offense.
Minor Traffic Infractions
Minor traffic infractions carry a penalty of jail time and a fine upon a conviction. Most minor traffic infractions in the state carry a possible penalty of up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500. In some cases, a conviction for a more severe minor infraction may impose a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
Examples of minor traffic infractions in Maryland include:
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Driving under the influence
- Driving without a license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Minor traffic infractions are must-appear offense for which a person must appear in court. It is not possible to pay a fine and forget the offense. If you have allegedly committed a minor traffic infraction, you may expect a notice in the mail listing the date and time on which you must appear in court.
Serious Traffic Infractions
Serious traffic infractions impose steeper penalties than misdemeanor infractions. Examples of serious traffic infractions in Maryland include:
- DUI that results in a fatality
- Automobile manslaughter
Serious traffic infractions are must-appear offenses for which a suspect must appear in court. If you face charges for a serious traffic infraction in Baltimore, attorney Hillel Traub of The Law Office of Hillel Traub will assist you in developing a strong case. A serious traffic infraction may lead to imprisonment and steep fines. You may have your license suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances of your particular situation.
Fighting Minor and Serious Criminal Traffic Charges
You should contact a traffic violations lawyer as soon as possible, especially if it is your first criminal offense. Baltimore traffic attorney Hillel Traub has decades of experience fighting against serious traffic infractions throughout Maryland. He served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland MVA and dedicates his time to helping drivers resolve severe traffic violations.
Allow Hillel Traub to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to craft a strong defense that can help you avoid the worst consequences. Contact our office at (410) 580-1100 for a free consultation or complete our contact form