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Q: Statue of limitation of points application for tickets in MD? State trying to give points from 20 yr old tickets I paid.

I came back to the states and applied for a DL however, I found my information had been used fraudulently and tickets acquired. I paid the tickets to clear the record and get a DL. Now 6 months after having a legal DL MVA is coming after me to revoke my license because of those 20 year old tickets... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Jun 11, 2019

Yes, they can do this. You MUST request a hearing within the time frame provided in the notice of revocation, and pay the fee. At the hearing, you can explain everything, and provide whatever proof you have that the tickets were not yours. The ALJ does not have to revoke you or even suspend you,... Read more »

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Q: Should I go to court for a following to close citation?

I received a citation for TA - 21-310(a) Driver of motor vehicle following vehicle closer than reasonable and prudent on I-95 in the #3 lane (fast lane) at 63 - 65 miles per hour. Weather clear, traffic moderate, no accident, no additional citation. When asked why I was following so close I... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Jun 10, 2019

It’s a one point offense. Points stay on your driving record for two years from the date of the violation, but only if you pay the fine or go to trial and are convicted. If you request a trial, the officer may not show and you’ll be found not guilty; or, if found guilty, you can ask the judge... Read more »

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Q: I have been charged with TA-16-101(a1), for not having a valid driving license, however, I showed my Indian license.

I encountered a police officer yesterday night, who charged me with 1M00JJH with Article TA-16-101(a1). Which states that I was driving without required license and authorization. Also charged me with 1LZ0JJH , TA-16-112(c) article, which states Failure of Individual driving on highway to display... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Jun 1, 2019

Hire a lawyer. The offense carries the potential for jail time, although that is very unlikely; however, a conviction carries points, which could ultimately add up with other tickets to cause your privilege to be suspended. There are a number of defenses to this charge, and depending on how long... Read more »

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Q: Can bankruptcy get rid of ezpass tickets ?

Timothy Denison answered on May 29, 2019

Yes, if you haven’t been charged criminally.

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Q: I received a following too close offense, can a lawyer negotiate to an offense with no points??

I am licensed in VA! Got a following too close offense, was NEVER ASSIGNED court, (Was. County) did not request a court date in time -30- day window- and there was none assigned. Can someone help me reopen the case, (they said all I can do is write a letter, ).and then negotiate down to a 0 points... Read more »

Lee Eidelberg answered on May 13, 2019

You have two situations at hand.

The first is requesting that the court recall your "failure to comply" suspension, which occurred when you failed to appear for your court date. This can be accomplished by informal written request, formal motion and/or the necessity of you having to...
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Q: I got a ticket with 2 charges, first is that I did not stop at a stop light and also for passing around a vehicle at

a stop light. I did stop at the stop light and waited for the person to turn right. The right turn lane is a lane you may yield on. The person in front of me was sitting and not wanting to turn right into the merge lane even though there was enough room for him/her to proceed so after stopping... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on May 1, 2019

There are points, 2 to be exact for the stop light, 1 point (I believe) for the off road citation, but if paying both or if found guilty of both, you only receive the highest point total of any one ticket charged in the same incident (so, 2 points here). Request a trial, not a waiver hearing,... Read more »

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Q: If i recieved a "Spinning tires" ticket a few years ago and never paid. Will a warrant be issued in my name?

Mark Oakley answered on May 1, 2019

No warrants are issued for minor moving violations that do not carry jail time as a possible penalty, but failure to pay a traffic ticket will result in suspension of you drivers license until you do pay it. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, then you will be facing possible jail... Read more »

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Q: What is the fine for tailgating in Maryland and are there any points on your drivers license

Lee Eidelberg answered on Apr 27, 2019

Following too closely, which is the statutory offense i believe youre describing, is a 1 pt. offense unless you contributed to an accident, which is a 3 point offense. The maximum fine is $500.00, although the recommended fine is significantly less.

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Q: I got pulled over for not stopping for a school bus — how do I request to not have this show on my driving record???

I was well past the bus before their hazards went on, still got pulled over

Mark Oakley answered on Apr 18, 2019

You request a trial by filling in and mailing the request form portion of the ticket located on the lower right side of the sheet. Check the “trial” box, not the “waiver hearing.” If the officer does not show, you’ll be found not guilty. If they show, you plead not guilty and tell your... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over in AAC doing 44MPH in a 35MPH zone. I'm requesting a Trail. Which portion do I send through Mail?

Do I send the whole bottom of the ticket through the mail? Or just the right corner of the ticket?

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Mark Oakley answered on Apr 12, 2019

The section is marked off with dotted lines and encloses the fill-in-the box areas where you elect trial, etc. should be lower right portion of the paper citation you received. It also should be fairly obvious.

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Q: What is the sentence for ta-16-303(i) be?

The states attorney wanted to plead me out to ta-16-303(i) from ta-21-801.1 ta-16-303(f) and ta-16-112(c). I got a postponement

Mark Oakley answered on Apr 10, 2019

Maximum penalty is $500 fine, and if you end up with the conviction (not granted a PBJ disposition) then you would have 3 points assessed against your MD driving license/privilege. Better to get a lawyer, and possibly get most charges dismissed if you can resolve the out-of-state suspension.

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Q: hi my name is dave I got pullover for child support and they flag my tags on my wife car and I don't have no license

and I was driving the car to take my wife to get her medchine she didn't feel good to drive so I drove her

Mark Oakley answered on Apr 7, 2019

It’s a jailable offense, although that’s probably not likely; however, it carries points and will just pile on reasons to keep you from getting a license. You need to address the back child support, get on some kind of payment plan, which will allow you to reinstate your license. If you can do... Read more »

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Q: Do this violation have points or license suspension if paid in full instead of requesting a trial Ta-13-410H

Mark Oakley answered on Mar 18, 2019

13-410(h) only provides that you may return a license plate by mail. I cannot see how you can violate that provision as it neither prohibits nor requires action. Generally, however, violations regarding tags and registration do not carry points or impact your drivers license, as they are not... Read more »

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Q: Do this violation have points or license suspension if paid in full instead of requesting a trial

Ta-13-410H

Mark Oakley answered on Mar 15, 2019

Does what violation? You did not specify the violation. If you can cite the specific code section listed on the ticket, that will be the best way to know.

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Q: Is it OK to cross double yellow line to pass a slow car in Maryland, like you can for a horse carriage or farm tractor?

Lee Eidelberg answered on Feb 26, 2019

No. There has to be a broken line in your direction. The double yellow line is there because of the risk of encountering oncoming traffic.

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Q: I received a speeding ticket out of state Section 3361 Driving At Safe Speed. Should I file guilty or not guilty? Thanks

Its for going 79 in a 55 zone in Pennsylvania. I live in Maryland however. I'm unclear on the difference between on pleading guilty or not guilty and whether it would be worth it to fight the ticket in court.

Also, do you know if any points are assessed for this violation?

Lee Eidelberg answered on Feb 17, 2019

Points did not transfer from Pennsylvania to Maryland for a speeding violation, although a conviction in Pennsylvania can appear on your Maryland driving record. You'd be best to confer with a Pennsylvania attorney to determine whether the expense and effort are worth fighting a ticket, depending... Read more »

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Q: What can i do if I purchase tags that were fictious and I wasn't aware,? I want to get an idea of what court may say.

Mark Oakley answered on Feb 17, 2019

You can only obtain legal tags from the MVA. You cannot purchase tags from a private party. There’s really no excuse or explanation for not knowing this. Anything you say will be simply unbelievable. The only thing is to get your car legally registered, bring proof to court, and say you will... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket for driving without insurance. never asked me about insurance during our conversation.

My car has insurance. I am told to appear at court? plus is it illegal to drive a vehicle with Tennessee dealer temporary tag? the tag is for one month and doesn't expired during stop. the title is still with dealer and i am waiting to change ownership

Mark Oakley answered on Jan 31, 2019

Request a trial and NOT a waiver hearing, if these tickets are payable fines. If either ticket you received is not payable (e.g., "MA" or "Must Appear") then don't pay any ticket as they will all be scheduled for trial together and you'll receive a date. Hire a lawyer. These tickets are... Read more »

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Q: Can a police officer give you a ticket for speeding if he was standing on the side of the road with no radar?

I was driving in a 25mph zone and a cop was standing on the side of the road and waved me over because of speeding. I don't think I was going over 35 but he wrote on my ticket that I was going 40. The ticket said I have a $90 fee, but the cop also told me I have a point on my license, but no... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Jan 24, 2019

Yes, but you can challenge his ability to estimate speeds so specifically, and if he shows, and the judge believes your were exceeding 25, I would imagine the judge would at least cut the speed over to a one point 0-9 mph over rather than 10-29 over (which is a 2 point defense and is what you’re... Read more »

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Q: Is there a way to make a deal with the judge to get waived out of getting points from a speeding ticket?

So I got a speeding ticket for driving 88 MPH on a 65 MPH zone, for a fine of $290. I don't mind paying the fine but I do not want to points and for my insurance to go up. If I want to somehow get that waived, would I be requesting for a waiver hearing or requesting for a trail? Would there also be... Read more »

Lee Eidelberg answered on Jan 15, 2019

Requesting a waiver hearing means that you're excusing the Officer from appearing in court and essentially pleading guilty with or without an explanation - but hoping your appearance (or that of an Attorney who can appear with or without you) will obtain a more favorable disposition than simply... Read more »

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