My son which is a black 21 year old male was recently arrested in Ocean City MD over the weekend 12/31/22 for what we can only see as him being profiled but we live in Virginia. He was told by the police officer that pulled him over that his license plates didn't match his car and that he... Read more »
Your son needs a criminal defense lawyer. Either he/you can afford private counsel, or he needs to apply for the Public Defender in the county where the charges are pending. The lawyer will obtain all of the discovery and evidence from the State (including officer dash video and body camera video...Read more »
I received a ticket (Maryland State 21, Subtitle 7 of the Transportation article violation) for driving past a stopped school bus with flashing lights and the stop sign extended in PG County, MD. I was on a two-lane road, going in the opposite direction from the bus. Looking at the footage, the... Read more »
You should request a trial and go to court. The judge will watch the video and you can testify to what happened. The judge will decide the case. If it was a camera ticket (as opposed to being stopped by a police officer), then there are no points assessed.
If you received a traffic ticket, you should request a trial within 30 days of the ticket and go to court. If the police officer does not appear, you would be acquitted. If the police officer appears, you can have a trial. Even if you are convicted, the judge can offer probation before judgment...Read more »
It was on 01/11/2023 at 7:43 PM on I-95 North at MM 80. There was slight fog and I was using my High Beam of headlights. After a while a cop was following me for less than half mile and then gave me a ticket with Maryland's TA - 22-223 (c) in Harford county. Ticket says I need to pay $60 fine... Read more »
Subsection (c) of this section of the Code makes it a violation to drive behind another vehicle within 300 feet with your high beams on. It is unclear how this officer determined you were violating that section, as the officer was behind you. The charge is not a moving violation and carries no...Read more »
Great question! So, a camera ticket is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Because obviously, the State has no idea who was driving, and the law presumes that it was the registered owner. But! It is a rebuttable presumption! The registered owner can contest the citation by identifying...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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
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.
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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