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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
The letter reads: "The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Administrative Adjudication Division is assigning you to the driver improvement program. You have either been cited for a moving violation while holding a provisional license, accumulated 5 or... Read more »
If you have a provisional license and are convicted of a moving violation, you must do driver improvement or the MVA will suspend your license. In addition, if you get 5 or more points in a two year period (based upon the dates of the citations), you must do driver improvement or the MVA will...Read more »
Yes, you have to stop. A divided highway is a road with an intervening space, barrier, or a clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic. A middle turn lane is not an intervening space.
If there is a bench warrant, you should retain an attorney to represent you. An attorney can file a motion to recall the warrant. If the motion is granted, the warrant will be quashed and the case set for trial. The attorney can then defend you on the charges. You should reach out to the attorney...Read more »
“Ticket” and “citation” are the same thing: interchangeable terms. They are the charging document for the traffic violation. Speeding is a minor non-jailable moving violation. It does not come up on a criminal background check. Your future career is safe. If you want to keep it off your...Read more »
If you were stopped by a police officer, then there are points and a high fine. You should request a trial and not a waiver hearing within 30 days. If the police officer fails to appear, you will be acquitted. If the police officer appears and you are convicted, the judge can offer probation...Read more »
The Maryland Uniform Citation form has an inset box on the lower right portion of the ticket that contains instructions on how to pay, plead to the ticket, and how to request a tial date, and it states the timeframe (30 days) you have to do it in. It is in small print, so perhapse yu overlooked...Read more »
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