MARYLAND TRAFFIC LAW LAWYER
If you are pulled over and issued a traffic citation by a police officer, your life is about to be disrupted because you will probably face a fine and points on your driving record, at the very least. Even a relatively minor traffic citation for speeding or failure to stop after you roll through a stop sign can affect your future in many ways. The points on your traffic record can adversely impact your current job status, eligibility for promotions, and future career opportunities. If your job depends on driving, then conviction of a traffic offense can limit your ability to drive and support your family in the short-term and jeopardize your career in the long-term.
Overcoming a Maryland Traffic Violation
While many motorists fight traffic violations on their own, this approach has a number of serious drawbacks. First, you will have to take time off work to appear at the hearing to fight the ticket. Further, your ability to successfully avoid substantial fines, jail time, points on your driving record and other potential penalties will be limited without a thorough understanding of your legal rights and available defenses under Maryland law. Mr. Azari may challenge the legal basis for the stop, impeach the reliability of evidence, and accuracy of witness testimony or assert other defenses based on the circumstances and specific alleged traffic violation.
Mr. Azari is regularly in court fighting criminal charges including traffic offenses, so he brings familiarity with the judges that hear the cases, courtroom procedures, and the protocols and potential options for diversion to keep a conviction off your record. Mr. Azari conducts an investigation and gathers relevant evidence, including the officer’s report, witness statements, and information surrounding an accident if your ticket was issued after a collision. His goal is to fight tenaciously to get the ticket dismissed and/or keep any violation of a traffic law off of your driving record.
Our Maryland law firm represents people charged with the full spectrum of driving offenses with the goal of minimizing any negative repercussions. If you incur the time, expense and effort to retain a lawyer, the judge will tend to view you differently because it is evidence that you understand the seriousness of the situation. We have handled many cases involving people with no license, an out of state license, commercial driver’s license (CDL), provisional license and restricted license in cases covering virtually every conceivable traffic charge. At Azari Law LLC, we offer a free consultation, so we can answer common questions like the following:
- How many points will I get on my driving record if I am convicted?
- Can I beat the charge?
- What constitutes negligent or reckless driving?
- Are my insurance premiums going to increase significantly?
- Will I be placed on probation or face incarceration in jail?
- Can employers, landlords, licensing boards, academic institutions and other discover my traffic charge?
- Is my driver’s license in jeopardy?
- Why will appearing with an attorney help?
Defense for Serious vs. Minor Traffic Offenses
While all traffic offenses can have a negative impact on your future, Maryland law clearly distinguishes between “serious” offenses where your appearance in court is required and offenses where you can only suffer a fine or points on your driving record. If you are charged with an offense like a speeding ticket or similar moving violations, Mr. Azari can make the court appearance, so you are not forced to take the day off work. The most common type of “serious” traffic violations include:
- Driving with no license
- DUI/DWI and other alcohol and drug-related driving offenses
- Lack of insurance
- Hit and Run
- Driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license
Contact Us 24/7 for a Free Consultation
If you are facing a speeding violation, driving under the influence, hit and run or other driving offense, an attorney at Azari Law LLC can evaluate your case and explain your options.
We offer a free consultation either via phone or in our conveniently located offices in Laurel, Silver Spring, Rockville, and Ellicott City Maryland, so call or email us today at 301-362-3300. We look forward to helping you.