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Q: What is the maximum speed you can go in a 30 mile an hour street zone you can go over the 30 miles an hour zone in MD?

Can you be given a ticket for going 12 miles an hour over a 30 miles an hour instead of 13 miles an hour and find in MD speed camera?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Nov 13, 2022

Speed cameras result in a ticket for $45 once you hit 12 mph over the posted speed. Doesn’t matter how much over. No points. Just pay the money. Insurance companies can’t use it as a basis to raise rates.

If a cop clocks your speed and pulls you over, however, it works like this: 0-9...
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Q: Can I dispute the ticket for a School Bus Monitoring Violation?

I was right in front of the bus on the other side of the road when the stop sign of the school bus starts to flash. There were cars behind me and if I make a sudden stop the car behind me would hit me. The video shows the car behind me had not stop too. It was 7:23 am on a two way road on a morning... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Nov 1, 2022

You can request a trial and go to court. If it was a camera ticket, the judge can watch the video and you can testify. The judge will decide whether you had time to stop.

If a police officer gave you a ticket, you should definitely request a trial and go to court since this ticket carries...
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Q: So if your vehicle isn’t registered in the state of Maryland and is registered in Florida how can they enforce the law?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Oct 29, 2022

Next time they run the tag in Maryland, with an unpaid ticket, it gets the boot and a tow. Then you pay the tow, storage, unpaid fines that have doubled or tripled on the late penalties, in order to get you car out of hock. And no amount of crying, yelling, belly-aching or screaming at the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Is it smart for a G4 visa holder to contest a parking ticket (wrongly) issued after 52min in a 1hr parking zone?

Google maps timeline shows me departing 57min after arrival. Obviously it was a mistake by the officer. I wonder what's worse for future visa applications - the parking fine, or whatever records result from contesting and going to court. (In Montgomery County MD contested parking tickets go to... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Oct 28, 2022

Municipal parking infractions do not impact visa or immigration determinations, unless perhaps if you do not pay the fine; however, anyone can challenge a parking ticket by requesting a trial. Paying it, however, will not impact your status or approval of any future application.

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Q: The ticket was for driving on suspended liscence after I called dmv they say my liscense wasn’t suspended
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 24, 2022

You should get a certified, complete copy of your driving record. This will prove that your license was valid on the date of the incident.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Q: Have a bench warrant for failure to appear for traffic violation on July 29 2022. Didn’t know about the court date.

The ticket was for driving on suspended liscence after I called dmv they say my liscense wasn’t suspended

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Oct 23, 2022

Hire a lawyer to file a motion to recall the bench warrant and reschedule the trial. Get a printout of your driving record. Give it to your lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: I got a citation for driving an uninsured vehicle Sunday and have a must appear within 5 business days and need a lawyer
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 18, 2022

Contact an attorney right away. This offense carries possible jail time and points. If you have a good driving record, jail is unlikely and an attorney should be able to keep the points off your record. You should also get your car insured before court which will make a big difference.

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Q: What does improperly use of equipment mean in Maryland?

I received a speeding ticket June 2021 in Virginia during an emergency! I live in Maryland. I went to court for that ticket and explained the situation too the judge, and he dismissed the case! I find out today that I have a non violation on my driving record for improper use of equipment in... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 6, 2022

It could be an error. You should go to the Clerk's office and have them pull the file. The judge makes a handwritten decision and you can see it.

Of course, I am assuming that you are saying that you went to court for the improper use of equipment charge in Maryland and it was...
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Q: What does improper use of equipment mean in the state of Maryland?

I received a speeding ticket in Virginia during an emergency! I went to court in Va and the judge dismissed all charges and I paid the court fine! I find out today I have a non- speeding violation on my driving record in Maryland for improper use of equipment in Maryland. I do not understand! How... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 6, 2022

It is impossible for any of us to know the reason the police officer issued the citation. You can request a trial within 30 days of the ticket 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.

Do not request a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue the police department for failing to write an uninsured motorist ticket in an accident?

Fault couldn’t be determined in the accident so it is my belief my car insurance will skyrocket.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 5, 2022

No, you cannot sue the police for failure to write a ticket. They have absolute discretion on whether to issue a citation. Regardless, issuing a citation does not determine fault. You can sue the other driver and your own insurance company if he is uninsured and if you win, your rates will not go... Read more »

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Q: Is there a right to a speedy trial for a traffic violation (running a red light)? It has been 2 years and no court date

I was told a traffic camera shows I did not stop at a red light. I have requested a court date however it has been over 2 years and a court date has not been set. Can I request the violation be dismissed due to the length of time for a court date? This is in Maryland, Prince Georges County

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 4, 2022

You can make a speedy trial argument, but you are supposed to demand the speedy trial for the clock to start ticking on your speedy trial rights. Having said that, there is no harm in making the argument. Any delays brought on by Covid will be excused.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can i go inside the bank with my ID if i have a bench warrant
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Sep 7, 2022

It is unlikely you would be picked up on a bench warrant by going into a bank, but you never know. There are no guarantees.

Your best bet is to consult with an attorney to see if the warrant can be recalled. In some cases, an attorney can file a motion to quash a warrant.

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Q: If the police officer does not show or the state does not provide a witness since the police officer did not witness

Did not witness the accident or me traveling in the vehicle at all. Can I ask the judge to dismiss

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Sep 1, 2022

If there are no witnesses to the accident, plead not guilty and the judge should find you not guilty. Even if the police officer appears, that is not enough if the officer did not see the accident and there is no other evidence.

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Q: Good morning! "Title 21, Subtitle 7 Transportation Article Maryland State Law, Transportation Article 21-706

A park school bus turned on its stop sign while I was in the middle of the bus and the camera caught me driving past. I did not have enough notification to know to stop

Lee Eidelberg
Lee Eidelberg
answered on Aug 24, 2022

You have not posted a question. However, if the camera was able to record the front of your vehicle and its license plate, that evidence might refute your contention that you had already passed the front of the bus before its signs/signals were activated. Payment of the fine is tantamount to... Read more »

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Q: What does serious case NP mean relating to a traffic court case?

I have traffic citations and must appears for 80mph in 40 zone, expired license, expired registration plate. The citations were given on 11/23/2020 during the civil lock down. The case is almost two years old and there wasn’t any activity sence I missed the court date on 9/29/2021. Then on... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The serious charge was dropped (called a nolle prossequi). The remaining traffic offenses are now scheduled for the middle of October. You may wish to discuss this with a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: What does serious case NP mean relating to a traffic court case?

I have traffic citations and must appears for 80mph in 40 zone, expired license, expired registration plate. The citations were issued on 11/23/2020 during the covid lock downs. The case is almost two years old and there wasn’t any activity sence I missed the court date on 9/29/2021. Then on... Read more »

Lee Eidelberg
Lee Eidelberg
answered on Aug 7, 2022

It means that any citation issue against you that called for a jail sentence was dismissed by the state and all remaining tickets can either be paid/satisfied before going to court or appearing before a judge and seeking a more favorable outcome.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: What can be done to remove IID and fight back against the injustice of the police system? We live in MD.

We live in MD and my family was stopped for a routine traffic stop back in January. It was my husband, 14-yr old son, and I in the car with my hubbie driving. We were not far from home just coming from a quick dinner. As we were traveling downhill, we were followed then pulled over for speeding... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 25, 2022

It’s impossible to advise you based solely on these facts. Your husband needs a lawyer, and the best thing he can do is hire a good criminal defense lawyer. The lawyer will obtain all the discovery from the prosecutor and can better analyze the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: So can I cross unmarked crosswalks and is it illegal to cross the road where there is no crosswalk line?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Jun 8, 2022

In Maryland, you can cross where there is an unmarked crosswalk. An unmarked crosswalk is an area where roads intersect, but there are no crosswalk markings. If there is a marked crosswalk at an intersection, you must use the marked crosswalk.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: In Maryland does TA-21-707(a) traffic violation driver failure to stop at stop sign cause MVA points

Was a ‘rolling stop’ according to officer

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Jun 1, 2022

Yes, it is 1 point unless there was an accident in which case it is 3 points. Do not pay it. Request a trial and not a waiver hearing and go to court. If the police officer does not appear, you will be acquitted. If the police officer appears and you are convicted, the judge can still offer... Read more »

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Q: A cop says I ran a red light without stopping but I can prove I stopped, will this be enough to beat it?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on May 15, 2022

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... Read more »

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