Arlington, VA asked in Construction Law for Maryland

Q: What does this code mean TA-21-103a in (Maryland) mean. Was pulled over due to confusion of construction cones

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The code section you site does not specifically refer to a construction zone violation, but is as follows: “A person may not willfully disobey any lawful order or direction of any police officer.” So the assumption is, a police officer was directing you to do something and you didn’t do it, so he cited you for not doing it. The section requires that you “willfully disobey” the officer, not just misinterpret the directions, or simply not see the officer trying to tell you something. The ticket carries one point on conviction. Paying the fine results in a conviction. Request a trial, not a waiver hearing.

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