The repercussions of being stopped for a driving infraction may be more severe than you anticipate. A little traffic violation may end up costing you thousands of dollars over time, depending on your situation. You can be facing a license suspension if alcohol was involved. If you're accused of causing an accident that resulted in wrongful death or personal harm, you could be subject to severe civil penalties as well as criminal proceedings. Any of these situations should prompt you to get in touch with our criminal defense attorneys, Robert A. Siegel or Josh Tabor. We possess the expertise and legal understanding required to vigorously refute the accusations made against you. We zealously defend your rights and refute every aspect of the prosecution's case.
In Maryland, a traffic violation is a civil penalty, a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the degree to which the driver’s actions showed a disregard for safety and to what extent actual harm resulted. Civil penalties carry fines and penalty points, but misdemeanors and felonies have additional consequences, such as loss of license and jail time. Serious traffic violations include:
When an accident occurs, especially one involving personal injury, the stakes are raised. Many charges, such as reckless or drunk driving, can result in jail time and civil liability. Serious charges include:
Serious charges require experienced criminal defense representation. By aggressively challenging the evidence against you, as well as police procedures, I can often minimize the consequences of an arrest or citation.
When you accumulate points on your license, you trigger higher insurance premiums that can cost you thousands of dollars. Carrying points on your license puts you at risk of a suspension the next time you’re ticketed. Before you write a check for a traffic violation, consult an experienced attorney. I am often able to negotiate a reduction of charges or a dismissal. When you calculate the full expenses associated with a moving violation, you can’t afford not to retain a good lawyer.
Don’t accept penalty points or other more serious consequences without first putting up a fight. Defense attorneys Josh Tabor and Robert A. Siegel with ZSTS Law Group, provide aggressive representation for all types of traffic violations, including misdemeanors and felonies. To schedule a consultation, call us at 410-760-9433 or contact our Glen Burnie office online.