Defense for Milford Mill Traffic Offenses & Tickets
The Traffic Ticket Lawyer with Integrity
Milford Mill, Maryland is one of Baltimore’s many thriving suburbs. Residents of Milford Mill mostly drive everywhere they need to go. Whether you’re driving to and from your job in Baltimore or the grocery store, your car is your lifeline to your salary, feeding your family, having your health checked, and even enjoying leisure time. A traffic ticket and poor driving record can stand in the way of your freedom to go where you choose.
Many people who drive in and around Milford Mill are familiar with traffic cops. They monitor traffic closely to reduce the number of crashes and keep the population safe, but they also stop drivers for minor infractions and issue citations. Often, these citations carry steep fines, but what many people may not know is that simply paying the fine can lead to points against their driver’s license, which can ultimately result in a suspension of their driving privileges.
If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Milford Mill, you have a few options to resolve it. The most effective way of fighting your ticket is to work with a traffic attorney who can push to have your charge dismissed. If your ticket is a notice of a criminal charge, an attorney will fight in court to protect your rights and reputation. Before taking any action, you should at least schedule a consultation with a lawyer to understand your charge and options for defense.
What are some of the most common traffic violations in Milford Mill?
Most people are familiar with common traffic violations like speeding a few miles per hour over the limit and running a stop sign. These are payable violations in Maryland, meaning that you could technically pay the court a fine and consider the case closed; however, doing that will ensure that the state finds you guilty of the infraction, which will incur points against your driver’s license.
Payable offenses are also sometimes referred to as “minor traffic violations” because you do not face the possibility of a jail sentence if you’re found guilty; you can only face administrative consequences from the Maryland MVA. Other common violations include:
- Running red lights
- Improper turning
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Texting while driving
- Failure to stop for a school bus
- Parking tickets
You have three options for responding to a payable ticket, including:
- Paying the fine
- Pleading “guilty” with an explanation
- Pleading “not guilty” (with representation)
The first two options might seem easier, but they’re most likely to have negative results. The first option will lead to points against your driver’s license and the addition of the traffic charge to your driving record. Paying the fine will also worsen potential driving issues down the road if you keep incurring tickets, while it’s less likely that pleading guilty with an explanation will get you the same results as seeking qualified representation from an attorney.
If you’ve received a ticket for a must appear offense in Milford Mill, the matter is more severe and will require the expertise of a criminal traffic lawyer.
Must Appear Offenses in Milford Mill are Criminal Matters
Must appear offenses are much more serious matters. A must appear offense cannot be resolved by paying a fine. Instead, you must appear before the judge and defend your charge. A must appear violation may result in criminal consequences — the court may impose penalties like incarceration and probation in addition to administrative penalties, such as a suspended license and points, from the MVA. Depending on your specific charge, you may also be required to complete driving school and/or treatment for alcohol use.
Common examples of must appear offenses, also known as “serious traffic violations,” are:
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- DUI Manslaughter
- Hit and Run Accident
- Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License
- Driving Without a License
- Fleeing Law Enforcement Officers
Don’t give the MVA the right to suspend your driver’s license while the criminal court takes away your personal freedom. Work with a traffic lawyer with extensive experience fighting criminal charges for the best chance of securing a positive result after a serious traffic violation.
Fighting Payable and Must Appear Tickets in Milford Mill
Attorney Hillel Traub has served the people of Milford Mill and the greater Baltimore area for more than 20 years. As a former Maryland Assistant Attorney General for the Maryland MVA, he understands the likely actions this organization will take against you if you face any traffic charge, including license suspension and points. He also dedicates a large portion of his practice to fighting must appear violations.
Hillel Traub is a compassionate traffic lawyer who provides personalized representation to each client. He will personally handle your case and represent you in court to hopefully help you avoid points on your license and any criminal penalties that may be possible in our case.
Don’t pay a traffic ticket and don’t ignore criminal charges. Speak with Hillel Traub to learn your options for defense at this difficult time. Call (410) 580-1100 for a free consultation or complete our contact form.