Get Results with Our Top Maryland Traffic Lawyers
Do you find yourself in need of a local traffic lawyer to defend your rights against speeding charges, tickets, or more serious issues?
Here at Houlon Berman, our team of Maryland traffic lawyers can help prepare your case and defend you in court, protecting you from a range of penalties including fines, points on your driver’s license, or even criminal charges.
Our lawyers have extensive experience with the Maryland traffic court system and the challenges faced by defendants. If you need a trusted traffic lawyer in Maryland to navigate the system and to work toward a successful resolution of your traffic case in Greenbelt, Rockville, or the surrounding areas, our practice can help.
If you have questions about any traffic law issue that you would like answered by an experienced traffic lawyer in Maryland, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Reasons to Hire a Maryland Traffic Lawyer
For many people, a traffic violation is a fairly routine thing, but there are instances where it is helpful, even essential, to have proper representation. The wrong speeding ticket, at the wrong time, and in the wrong place can lead to serious fines, penalties, and even suspension of your license. Having an attorney review your case is always a good idea, especially in instances of serious traffic violations.
Traffic Violations and Reckless Driving
Defending yourself in traffic court against an accusation of reckless driving or speeding is a stressful experience, whether or not you have done something wrong. Reckless driving is both one of the most commonly over-charged traffic offenses and most subjective.
The charge of reckless driving is often added to speeding charges, though speeding alone is usually not enough to satisfy the legal elements of reckless driving. That’s why it is important for traffic attorneys to have a strong line of cross-examination prepared for the officer who issued the ticket or citation, as that officer’s testimony is often the only evidence against you in a reckless driving case.
An experienced traffic lawyer can help you prepare a solid case for traffic court using photographs or other evidence to demonstrate how a stop sign or speed limit posting may have been obscured, or other important information. Since speeding and reckless driving are not criminal charges, our traffic lawyers can appear in traffic court in your stead, so you don’t have to take time off from work to defend yourself while helping you avoid up to 6 points on your license.
Cell Phone Use While Driving in Maryland or DC
Maryland police are cracking down on distracted driving violations in an effort to prevent accidents. While a variety of activities can distract the driver of an automobile, two of the most common involve cell phones: texting and talking on a hand-held phone. Both of these actions are banned under Maryland law, and novice drivers may not use cell phones even with a hands-free device.
Texting while driving carries a fine and can add points to your license, and both penalties increase if the texting contributes to an accident. If you find yourself facing a ticket for using your cell phone while driving, an experienced traffic lawyer in Maryland can help you contest the ticket in court.
While driving, it is recommended to avoid distracting activities; pull over to a safe place to text, make or receive phone calls, eat, deal with children, or consult maps or directions. Ask a passenger to handle your phone if a call or text is necessary. Keep pets in carriers or cages while driving, and avoid driving when tired or drowsy, or during emotional or stressful conversations.
It’s always unexpected when the worst happens, and being involved in a serious or fatal accident is a horribly stressful and traumatic experience, even before lawsuits and court dates arise. People tend to attribute serious accidents to driver carelessness, and sometimes that is the cause or a contributing factor, but weather conditions, road condition and maintenance, and vehicle defects can also play a role in car accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a serious accident, acting quickly to retain the services of a traffic lawyer can make the difference in establishing the true cause of the accident while the evidence is still fresh.
If you have been injured in an accident, please refer to our Personal Injury page.
Maryland Laws Regarding DUI and DWI Violations
A DUI or DWI can carry serious consequences. If you have been charged with a DUI and/or a DWI, you should seek the help of traffic attorneys who can defend you in court and guarantee that your rights are protected. For more information on DUI/DWI, please visit our Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI) page and DUI FAQ.
Contact Houlon Berman Today to Speak with an Experienced Traffic Lawyer
Contact the local traffic lawyers at Houlon Berman for quality legal counsel if you are facing traffic violations or speeding charges. Our team will work with you to ensure that your name and reputation are not unfairly tarnished.
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