Hire a Traffic Lawyer for Serious Traffic Violations
If you’ve been charged with a serious traffic violation, don’t make the mistake of trying to defend yourself in court, or think you’ll get off with just a fine. Consult with an experienced traffic lawyer with criminal law experience to represent you.
Serious traffic violations are more complicated cases than handling a speeding ticket or other minor traffic violations. Also known as “must appear” traffic violations, in these more serious cases you are required to appear in court, in person, to face the charges against you. Anyone charged with a serious traffic violation in Maryland faces the possibility of a jail sentence.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious traffic violation, consult with a traffic lawyer skilled in criminal law now by calling 410-838-5041. We’ll review the facts of your case and determine how we can help.
Types of Serious Traffic Violations
Under Maryland law, the following are considered serious traffic violations, or “must appear” violations. This is not an exhaustive list. All of these are criminal traffic charges that can result in incarceration.
Manslaughter by a vehicle
Homicide by a vehicle
Hit and run
Fleeing and evading the police
riving with a suspended license
Driving without a license
Driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission
Having a skilled traffic lawyer defend you can help you achieve the best outcome as far as prison/jail time, fines, probation, and points on your license. If you have a prior record, your attorney will develop defense strategies that take this into account. A criminal lawyer can also challenge the facts of the case against you after reviewing traffic camera footage, security footage, police body camera footage (if applicable), police reports, witness statements, and more.
The legal strategies employed will depend upon the specifics of your case, including:
If you are a first-time offender
If you have a prior record
The charges against you
The strength of the case against you
Your age (in some cases)
Any extenuating circumstances
It’s crucial that you hire a traffic lawyer right away, as you have limited time before you must appear in court and at an MVA hearing. The more time a lawyer has to work on your case, the greater the chance that you will achieve the best outcome.
Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Lawyer for a Serious Traffic Violation
Before you appear in court, you need to understand your legal rights and possible defense. Retaining a skilled traffic attorney will help you understand your legal options and strategies to achieve the best results for you and your family. You will want a traffic lawyer who can help you present yourself in the best possible light. This means considering strategies such as:
Efforts to Get the Case Dismissed
Plea to a Lesser Charge
Substance Abuse/Alcohol Abuse Counseling and Programs
Anger Management Classes
Driver Improvement Classes
It is never a good idea to go to Court or an MVA hearing with empty hands even if there are doubts about the validity of the charges against you. You and your lawyer may only have a few minutes to explain your situation to the Court in your first hearing.
Get a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident and would like to talk about your case, please call The Law Offices of Timothy A. Cook for a free consultation at 410-838-5041 or contact us below.