Havre de Grace, MD asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland

Q: A cop says I ran a red light without stopping but I can prove I stopped, will this be enough to beat it?

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You should request a trial and not a waiver hearing within 30 days and go to court. If the police officer does not appear, you will be acquitted. If the police officer appears, you can have a trial. The judge will decide if you ran the red light. Even if you are convicted, the judge can offer you probation before judgment which avoids the points.

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