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How do I defend against a speeding ticket?

Let's say you were driving down the interstate and a police officer "caught" you with his radar gun. After pulling you over, he gave you a ticket that's going to cost you hundreds of dollars in fines. You're also facing the threat of increased car insurance premiums. The problem is, you don't think you were speeding and you feel the ticket is unfair.

Fines could increase for school bus passing violations

School bus-related traffic fines are steep, but a proposed piece of legislation could make them even steeper if Maryland state lawmakers decide to pass it. If the law gets passed, it would increase the current automatic fine for passing a school bus up to $250 from its current level of $125.

How to argue that your traffic violation was justified

Accused drivers can employ a lot of different criminal defense strategies in order to fight a traffic ticket in court. Depending on the evidence that a police officer presents against you in court, you may want to try and argue that the alleged driving offense did, in fact, occur, but that the driving infraction was justified.

The costs relating to traffic tickets and DUI can be high

Driving drunk or driving at a high rate of speed can result in drivers paying high-level fines in Maryland. However, the costs of a traffic ticket or DUI do not stop there. These violations -- even a seemingly inconsequential speeding ticket -- can result in auto insurance rate hikes that will hurt your long-term financial situation.

Warning: Increased traffic patrols planned for November

Catonsville drivers making their daily commute into Washington, D.C., should be aware of increased efforts by police to issue tickets for all manner of traffic violations. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, officers will be carrying out high visibility enforcement efforts during the entire month of November.

You don't have to take your traffic tickets on the chin

It's obvious to every American that you're innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but it's very rare that Americans choose to defend themselves against traffic citations. This is usually because drivers have the false perception that it is exceedingly expensive to hire a lawyer to defend themselves against something as simple as a traffic violation. Most drivers assume that it will be cheaper to take the ticket on the chin, pay the fine and be done with it.

Helping Maryland drivers fight inappropriate traffic tickets

Most Maryland drivers know that feeling of nervousness that happens when a police officer pulls you over on the roadway. A million things will be running through your mind at once. What did I do wrong? Was a speeding? Did I forget to use my turn signal? Did I drive through a red light and not realize it? Then drivers will invariably wonder whether the police officer is just going to give them a warning or -- if they are particularly polite and offer a good excuse -- will the police officer let them off the hook.

Defending Catonsville drivers against traffic tickets

In the past, when a Maryland driver received a traffic ticket, he or she would suck it up, pay the price and accept whatever insurance-related and other consequences resulted from the citation. However, these days a lot of drivers are waking up to the fact that they can fight their traffic citations in court.

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