Facing traffic violation, traffic ticket, traffic offense or moving violation charges can present many issues to the accused. Being convicted of a driving related offense can ultimately result in serious legal & financial repercussions such as penalties, fees, fines, loss of driving privileges and increased insurance premiums. Furthermore, with loss of driving privileges you impact your employability and ability to get to and from necessary destinations such as school or work.
If you have been faced with a traffic violation charge you should consult with an attorney to help with the situation. The Law Office of John G. Turnbull has many years experience practicing criminal, DUI and traffic violation law in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas. Contact him today for a free initial consultation.
Traffic Violations are divided into 2 categories in Maryland. The first category is non-incarcerable offenses meaning they are not punishable by a jail sentence. Speeding violations are an example of a non-incarcerable offense. On the flip side is an incarcerable offense and these can result in jail time. A 2nd or 3rd DUI is an example of an incarcerable offense. According to Maryland law traffic violations can be either misdemeanors or felonies.
Driving with a Revoked or Suspended License
Fraudulent Use of License
Inattentive Driving & Texting While Driving
Driving Without Insurance
Leaving Scene of an Accident
No matter what type of traffic ticket you are facing please contact our Towson, Maryland traffic ticket attorneys for a free consultation. In a time like this you need the help of an experienced traffic violations lawyer to protect your rights, driving privileges and your insurance premiums.
Under current Maryland traffic ticket laws you are required to appear in court if you are charged or accused of a serious traffic offense. This is true even in the event you are going to plead guilty. Failing to appear may result in a warrant for your arrest. Consequences regarding major traffic offenses may include being sentenced to jail, fines and restricted driving privileges. In addition your insurance carrier may use a traffic violation conviction as as justification for increasing your premiums or canceling your policy. Towson Traffic Ticket Attorney John G. Turnbull has extensive experience handling all types of major traffic offenses in the Harford, Baltimore and Anne Arundel County areas.
Maryland, like other states, employs a point system when monitoring traffic violations, even minor offenses. If the offense is minor and could not result in jail time you can pay the assessed fine and not show up to court. It is also the same as admitting you are guilty of the offense. It is also important to bear in mind that ignoring a violation totally could result in a suspension of your license. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended that is punishable by jail, additional fines and points against your drivers license. With so much at stake if convicted of a serious traffic violation it stands to reason that you will want an experienced Towson traffic ticket attorney on your side.
If you have been accused of a traffic violation and want to protect your rights and driving privileges contact Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer John G. Turnbull at (410) 321-8860.
Mr. Turnbull proudly serves those facing traffic violations charges throughout Baltimore County and Harford County including Aberdeen, Havre De Grace, Baltimore, Owings Mills, Towson, Bel Air, Edgewood, Joppa and Churchville, Maryland.