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Baltimore Traffic Defense Lawyer

Baltimore, Maryland Traffic Defense Lawyer

Fight That Traffic Ticket Like Your Future Depends On It

People often view traffic violations as one of life’s inevitable inconveniences that can be solved by simply paying a fine. Indeed, many people simply pay a traffic citation without understanding the potential consequences. The reality is that traffic violations can result in severe legal penalties such as increased insurance premiums, fines, the loss of an individual’s driving privilege, and possible jail time.

If you recently received a traffic citation, legal representation by a Baltimore, Maryland traffic defense lawyer can help you uncover all the ways to fight it. The experienced traffic defense attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. can advocate on your behalf. They know the importance of maintaining your driving privilege and safeguarding your freedom and finances from the unexpected consequences of a traffic ticket or citation.

Call (855) 954-4141 to arrange for our legal services and representation. We are fluent in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).

Driving Without a License in Maryland

Driving is a privilege, not a right. Accordingly, to drive in Maryland, an individual must possess a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is a must-appear citation. This is because a conviction for driving without a license carries the possibility of jail time. Specifically, a conviction for violating Maryland Transportation Article 16-101 carries a potential penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a $500.00 fine. A subsequent offense carries a potential penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

Driving On a Suspended License in Maryland

While holding a license allows a person to drive, a variety of factors may cause their license to become suspended. Driving on a suspended license is another must-appear citation that can result in jail time upon conviction.

If a person received a citation for violating Maryland Transportation 16-303(c), their license can be is suspended due to:

  • Receiving an alcohol-related driving citation
  • Failing to pay child support
  • Failing to complete a driver improvement program
  • Receiving an excessive amount of points on their license

A conviction for violating 16-303(c) carries a potential penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine. A subsequent offense carries a potential penalty of 2 years in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

If a person received a citation for violating Maryland Transportation 16-303(h), their license is suspended due to:

  • Outstanding court fines
  • Not appearing for court
  • Failing to maintain automobile insurance

A conviction for violating 16-303(h) carries a potential penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a $500.00 fine.

Driving with a Revoked License in Maryland

When a person’s license is revoked, they are barred from driving until they reapply for their license. Driving with a revoked license is a must-appear citation. If a person received a citation for violating Maryland Transportation 16-303(d), they face a potential penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine. A subsequent offense carries a potential penalty of 2 years in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

Driving an Uninsured Vehicle in Maryland

Maryland State law requires drivers to maintain insurance coverage on their vehicles. If a person received a citation for violating Maryland Transportation Article 17-107, they face a potential penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine. A subsequent offense carries a potential penalty of 2 years in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

Defenses to Unfair or Unjust Traffic Violations

The State of Maryland has to prove an individual’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. With regards to traffic violations, a review of the evidence may reveal that the State is unable to prove the driver knew or should have known that their license was suspended or revoked. To identify possible defenses, representation by a Baltimore, Maryland traffic defense lawyer is a great starting point.

Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?

If you recently received a citation for driving on a suspended license or driving without a license, representation by an effective Baltimore, Maryland traffic defense lawyer can help you prepare a strong defense. The dedicated traffic defense attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. can fight to protect your driving privilege and your freedom.

To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore City traffic case, call us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.

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