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Traffic Tickets: Understanding Your Defense Options

If you have received a traffic ticket in Maryland, it can be tempting to just pay the fine and move on. However, paying a traffic ticket can have long-lasting consequences, including increased insurance rates and points on your driver's license. At the Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson, LLC, our experienced traffic ticket attorneys are committed to helping drivers understand their legal options and fight against traffic ticket charges in Maryland. Common Defenses Against Traffic Tickets Some of the common defenses used against traffic tickets include: Technical Defenses. These are based on the procedures used by law enforcement officers during a...

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Defending Your Speeding Ticket in Maryland: Your Complete Guide to a Successful Defense

Speeding tickets are a common occurrence in Maryland, but if you receive one, it can be a costly and stressful experience. However, there are strategies that you can use to defend yourself and potentially reduce or eliminate charges. In this post, we provide a complete guide to defending against a speeding ticket in Maryland. I. Understanding Maryland's Speeding Laws Overview of the state's speed limit laws Penalties for violating speed limit laws II. Strategies for Defending Against a Speeding Ticket Challenge the accuracy of the speed measurement device Argue that you were driving at a "necessary speed" Question the signage and location...

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The Importance of Hiring a DUI Defense Attorney in Maryland

Being charged with a DUI can have serious consequences, including hefty fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record. It's crucial to have a solid defense strategy to protect your rights and minimize the impact of the charges. That's where a DUI defense attorney comes in. In this blog post, we'll explore the role of a DUI defense attorney and the importance of hiring one. I. Understanding DUI Charges What constitutes a DUI charge The penalties and consequences of a DUI conviction II. The Role of a DUI Defense Attorney Investigating the case and gathering evidence Identifying weaknesses in the prosecution's case Negotiating...

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Traffic Tickets Can be Costly—Hire the Help You Need

If you find yourself getting a ticket, whether it is a speeding ticket or a ticket for some other moving violation, you need an attorney on your side to protect your interests. In Maryland, most traffic convictions will be considered current on your record for two years following the date of your conviction, and if you accumulate several tickets during that length of time, you could have your license suspended or revoked, putting employment and essential mobility in jeopardy. Why Should I Contest a Ticket? While you may think a minor speeding ticket will have little impact beyond the hit to your...

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I Was Ticketed with Reckless Driving—What Can I Do?

In Maryland, as in any state, reckless driving is no small charge, although charges that might fall under the category of reckless driving in other states is considered aggressive driving in the Old Line State. Reckless driving charges can be filed if a person is caught driving a motor vehicle with what is considered blatant or shameless disregard for the health and safety of other people or property, and the results can be costly. A driver convicted of reckless driving can be assessed six points on their driving record and fined up to $1,000. He or she will also be required...

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