Many people have made the mistake of believing that all traffic offenses are minor and that they can go to court, pay a small fine, and then simply walk away. If you are one of those people, it may surprise you to learn that what you think is a minor traffic offense can possibly result in the suspension of your driver’s license, cost you a substantial fine, or land you in jail. Among the offenses that can land you in hot water with the police in Maryland are:
- Leaving the scene of an accident / failing to stop and render aid
In Maryland, there is no such thing as a minor traffic accident, and leaving the scene of an accident will result in citation. If you leave the scene of an accident where someone was injured, you stand the very real risk of jail time!
- Attempting to elude / failure to stop when signaled
You can be charged with attempting to elude just by not stopping as soon as possible after the police officer’s lights and siren come on. Attempting to elude, even by running away from an accident, can result in up to a year in jail, a substantial fine, and the loss of your driving privilege.
- Driving without a license / driving while license is suspended or revoked
Driving after your license has been suspended, revoked, or restricted may make it almost impossible to legally drive for at least a year if not longer.
- Driving without car insurance
Driving without car insurance can result in the impounding of your vehicle, a substantial fine, or incarceration.
If you find that you need an Experienced Traffic Attorney in Baltimore County, Maryland for any reason, then you should contact The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC, one of the Baltimore County’s most respected traffic citation defense attorneys, to find out what Attorney Shepard can do for you!