MARYLAND TRAFFIC VIOLATION ATTORNEY

What is a traffic violation?

A moving violation occurs whenever a law is violated by a moving vehicle. A few examples of violations would be going through a stop sign, running a red light, going over the speed limit, and driving while drunk. A non-moving violation, on the other hand, is typically related to defective equipment or parking violations.

Types of Traffic Violations

When drivers fail to comply with laws that control the operation of a vehicle on the road a traffic violation may occur.

There are millions of traffic violations every year. These may include running stop signs and/or red lights, going over the speed limit, DWI, DUI, driving reckless, etc. Traffic violations are usually issued and enforced by law enforcement and then may be processed in local branches of state courts.

Traffic Tickets and Strict Liability

The majority of traffic tickets are issued as “strict-liability” offenses. What this means is that liability that does not depend on actual negligence or intent to harm. So no intent was required to convict said person. The proof need is that the person committed the said prohibited criminal act. Traffic offenses that are labeled strict-liability usually include the following:

  • Going over the speed limit
  • Failing to stop
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving a car without headlights or broken headlights
  • Overdue meters when parking
  • Turning into the wrong lane, and
  • Parking in a handicap spot without the required validation

Moving Violations vs. Non-Moving Violations

Moving violations occur when a traffic law is violated by a vehicle in motion. Some examples of moving violations are speeding, running a stop sign or red light, and drunk driving. A non-moving violation, by contrast, is usually related to parking or faulty equipment.

Speeding Tickets

Typically states have two types of speeding laws:

  • Laws that set specific maximum speed limits in certain settings. For example, a state may declare different maximum speeds at which a vehicle may be operated on a state highway (65 mph), on a residential street (35 mph), and in a school zone (25 mph).
  • Laws that require drivers to operate their vehicles at a speed that is reasonable under the circumstances. For example, even if the posted maximum speed limit on a highway is 65 mph, driving on that highway at 65 mph in a torrential rainstorm at night could result in a speeding ticket, because driving at such a speed could be deemed unsafe based on the hazardous road and weather conditions.

You may feel comfortable defending yourself for a minor traffic violation, but an experienced traffic violations attorney will often improve your odds of success in the courtroom. And if you are facing serious criminal charges such as drunk driving (DUI/DWI) or reckless driving, you should most definitely consult with an experienced Maryland attorney.

If you need help with any of the above-mentioned traffic violation services, contact an experienced Maryland Attorney from the Silber Law Group for your free consultation!

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