I was in an accident with my learners permit by myself on 2/02/20 and my court date was originally in March but was pushed back more than five times before I got one on 9/30/20 and the judge reduced the fines and the penalties but I found out on 11/23/20 that my suspension would begin on 12/08... Read more »
Yes, request a hearing, otherwise you will be suspended 12 months. The Administrative Law Judge may reduce the suspension period, or you may be able to defend the suspension and avoid it entirely. It isn’t a matter of ethics. You drove on a learners permit without supervision and caused an...Read more »
I imagine you were cited under MD Traffic Code 21-604, and if so, you have a reasonably good argument in defense that it does not apply. It’s a bit ambiguous and the ambiguity has to do with the word “turn” but because there is a separate paragraph that permits, but does not require, use of a...Read more »
Points only stay active on your driving record for two years from the date of the violation. The MVA sends a notice of suspension or revocation based on point accumulation within any two-year period of 8, 12 or more points, or conviction of certain serious traffic offenses (like DUI). Unless you...Read more »
Any judge in any county might do so, if that seems to be the only way you’ll get the message and stop driving without a license. The prior two convictions and sentences didn’t send the message. A judge will have to seriously consider that you will not get the message this time either. It’s...Read more »
Was assessed a $130 fine for TA-21-201 Contributed to Accident where I turned left out of an apparent right turn only (only signage was pavement, no left turn prohibited sign). Cop said he had me on video, presumably dash cam.
Main issue other than the hefty fine is that the ticket is... Read more »
I got a traffic ticket and I was trying to look up the article and read about the ticket I got. I was also trying to find out how many points it would be, if any. Thanks in advance for the help. -Brady
I got scheduled a court date for 39:3-40 back in March for my insurance I believe. Pandemic came and they scheduled it again for June but courts weren’t open. Just paid that ticket from the courts and it was $153 plus $33 court fees. Before me paying that ticket, I got pulled over again for my... Read more »
That sounds frustrating. I doubt you will lose your license. In all likelihood, you will show up at the mandated hearing, explain what happened to the prosecutor and if you can show proof that everything is in good order (ie. license is back in good standing, registration is good,...Read more »
Each of the violations carries a 2-point assessment upon conviction. The loss of your son's license would be dependent on whether he has any existing points or if he is a provisional license holder. Accumulating eight points will result in a suspension. a provisional license holder would also...Read more »
These types of fines are not state law fines, but local county or municipal code infractions. It depends on where you live. Most such local code ordinances prohibit inoperable and unregistered vehicles from remaining on private property more than 30 days because of concerns over property...Read more »
It’s a 2 point offense. Request a trial date (NOT a waiver hearing). If the officer doesn’t show, you’ll be found not guilty. Otherwise you can ask for a “probation before judgment “ (PBJ) which means no points and no conviction; or the judge can simply reduce the speed to a 1 point...Read more »
The driver hit my parked car and ran off but was caught by our neighbor when he chased him and convinced him to go back to the scene which he did. The police arrived and found out that the driver apparently has a suspended license. Insurance company said that that most likely will happened is for... Read more »
depending on the age of your vehicle and the extent of the property damage, you may have a civil claim against the opposing individual for diminution of your vehicles value. however, you have not provided sufficient information to comment on whether it is worthwhile to pursue such a claim.
Public defenders are typically unavailable to represent individuals in "payable"traffic court. There are some exceptions where the offense is one calling for incarceration. Your post is not provide sufficient detail to enable a more specific response.
2 points. Request a trial, not a waiver hearing. A judge can grant a probation before judgment which means no conviction and no points, or drop it to a one point ticket. If the officer doesn’t show, not guilty.
I am from PA. I got a ticket for 80 in a 55 in MD. I requested a court date to plead my special circumstances( My fiancee is type 1 diabetic and was having a sugar low and getting really sick. We were trying to get somewhere for help). I got a court date. After several continuances by me for health... Read more »
The District Court schedules all trial dates based on officer and court availability. Courts were closed by emergency order of the Court of Appeals for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic, and all trials canceled and rescheduled to dates after the court is reopened. Phase 1 of the...Read more »
The officer stated i was traveling at 88mph but he wasn't doing radar but just driving down the highway same as me the reason for me speeding up was due to being tailgated i requested a trial but my question is should i obtain an attorney or represent myself?
This is a 5 point offense, so you are at a level where hiring a lawyer can be worth your while. It only takes 8 points within a 2 year period to get suspended, so you cannot afford a 5 point conviction. Your insurance rates will go through the roof, assuming you are not dropped with a history of...Read more »
I guess they figured it was obvious that if you can't make a left turn, you can't make any left turn, including a left u-turn. A left u-turn involves turning left, which is the action deemed unsafe or undesirable at that location. Note that "no left turn" does not specify only...Read more »
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