Don’t just assume you will get the conviction and points for a traffic citation issued in Baltimore, Annapolis, Arbutus, or Catonsville, Maryland without talking to James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates first. While all traffic tickets are frustrating and regrettable, many seem like they’re not worth fighting. Yet even a simple speeding ticket can result in driving points, increased insurance rates and additional consequences if you receive another citation later.
Of particular importance is the speed which you are charged with. The State of Maryland classifies speeding citations based upon speed and the Motor Vehicle Administration will assess points based upon how fast you were allegedly traveling. If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) it is extremely important to make sure your record is kept clean. You must worry not just because of the potential penalties with the State but also because of your employer’s expectations.
Many Judges in Baltimore at the District Court level treat these citations differently. Some try to access severe penalties while others do not. It is very important that your Traffic Ticket Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, understands and anticipates what is expected so you may get the best possible result.
An experienced traffic ticket lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland, then we can investigate the circumstances of your ticket and tell you the best way to fight the charges. I am attorney Jim Crawford and I have successfully fought hundreds of traffic violations for my clients, including:
- Exceeding the speed limit/speeding tickets
- Reckless driving
- Running a red light
- Failing to give a proper signal
- Driving too fast for traffic conditions
- Passing a stopped school bus or overtaking/passing an emergency vehicle
- Passing a vehicle at a crest or a grade
- Overloading a vehicle
- Hit and run
- Driving with an improper class of license
- Driving while not licensed
- Failure to report an accident
- Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
A Maryland traffic ticket or speeding violation does not necessarily mean a conviction. Police officers make mistakes and, at times, even fail to appear at the hearings. I also undertake a full investigation to see if witnesses’ accounts vary with police reports and other evidence.
Please note that Maryland law has changed recently. The procedures for requesting a hearing are different than in the recent past. Please feel free to call me for a free consultation.
Finding a Traffic Ticket Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland
If you face a traffic charge in Baltimore, Maryland, then contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates. Learn more about the points issues after a conviction for a traffic offense. We also help commercial drivers and holders of a CDL.
James Crawford offers a free initial consultation and accepts credit cards. James Crawford or one of the attorneys James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The firm operates two offices for your convenience, in Catonsville, and Arbutus, Maryland. If you received a criminal traffic offense in Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County or Harford County, then contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys today.
Call James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates at 443-709-9999 as soon as possible.