Legal Help for Speeding and Other Traffic Offenses
Traffic offenses range from minor infractions to significant violations. While most of these tickets come with various fines, the points to one’s license can increase insurance premiums, adding a further financial burden. Additionally, some serious municipal violations can lead to overwhelming financial penalties, license suspension, and possible jail time.
Regardless of your issue, it is essential to discuss it with an experienced traffic defense lawyer to mitigate these various legal matters’ impacts. Albers & Associates is a professional law firm serving clients in Baltimore and across Maryland. For decades, our firm has successfully fought against the gamut of traffic tickets.
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Traffic Violations That We Handle
Albers & Associates team of Baltimore traffic attorneys provide effective legal services to individuals facing various vehicular offenses. These matters include, but are not limited to:
One of the most common forms of involuntary manslaughter is vehicular manslaughter. However, the offense can be upgraded to vehicular homicide if the driver was impaired by alcohol or drug use.
The breakdown of penalties for these offenses is as follows:
Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence
- A felony that is punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and or a fine of up to $5,000
Vehicular Manslaughter with Criminal Negligence
- A misdemeanor offense punished by up to 3 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000
Vehicular Homicide While Under the Influence of Alcohol
- A felony offense that is punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000
Vehicular Homicide While Impaired by Alcohol, Drugs, or a Controlled Substance
- A felony offense that is punishable by up to 3 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000
Driving With a Suspended License
There are many reasons that a driver may be subject to a license suspension or revocation. If you had your license suspended and drove despite this action, you could face serious consequences. Driving while suspended can entail significant penalties, such as up to 1 year of incarceration, a fine of up to $1,000, and points added to your driving record.
To learn more about driving on a suspended license, read our page here.
Speeding is one of the most common traffic infractions. It may seem practical to plead guilty and pay a fine, but the impact on some of these tickets can be far-reaching.
Our firm will represent you, protect your rights, and fight these tickets. If you already accumulated points, even the smallest ticket can pose a significant problem. Our firm will use all legal means to fight the ticket or negotiate the ticket down to a lesser infraction without points. Whatever the case, we are ready to handle all speeding tickets.
- 1-9 mph over the speed limit: $120.00 fine and 1 point to your driver’s license
- 10-19 mph over the speed limit: $140.00 fine and 2 points to your driver’s license
- 20-29 mph over the speed limit: $270.00 fine and 2 points to your driver’s license
- 30-39 mph over the speed limit: $540.00 fine and 5 points to your driver’s license
- 40+ mph over the speed limit: $1000.00 fine and 5 points to your driver’s license
Reckless & Negligent Driving
Reckless driving is taken seriously in Maryland. According to Maryland Transporation Code § 21-901.1., reckless driving is defined as driving “in wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” This law also includes negligent driving, which is a lesser offense defined as driving “in a careless or imprudent manner that endangers any property or the life or person of any individual.”
The penalties for these offenses are as follows:
- A misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine up to $1,000 (although it starts at $510 and can be reduced or increased)
- 6 points added to your driving record
- A misdemeanor offense punishable by a maximum fine of $500 (although the scheduled fine is only $140 and a judge can decide to increase or reduce the fine)
- 3 points added to your driving record
The Maryland Point System
The Maryland point system is straightforward. The following point totals, acquired over the course of 2 years, can lead to several warnings and penalties, including:
- 3-4 points: A warning letter
- 5-7 points: Enrollment in a Driver Improvement Program
- 8-11 points: Suspended license
- 12+ points: Revoked license
Depending on the offense you have been charged with, you could be subject to a range of points, leading to the above consequences and raised insurance premiums.
How We Can Help You
The traffic defense attorneys at Albers & Associates possess years of experience helping clients avoid fines, driver’s license points, and other penalties for Maryland traffic offenses.
If you or someone you love face a traffic offense in Maryland, contact our firm to arrange a free review of your Maryland traffic offense case.
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Baltimore, MD 21202
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Baltimore, MD 21224