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.
Because police make mistakes, they sometimes issue a traffic ticket to someone who didn’t deserve to receive one. Perhaps a police officer clocked a driver as speeding with his radar gun, but the radar was in error or the police officer confused a law-abiding driver with the actual speeding driver. These kinds of things happen frequently, and courts know that radar guns and police are not perfect and can be inaccurate.
At the Law Office of Keven L. Beard, PA, we regularly defend Maryland drivers — especially those located in the Catonsville area — against traffic tickets that many drivers never consider fighting. However, some traffic tickets come with hefty fines and long-term, costly insurance premium consequences. Insurance companies believe that drivers who fail to follow the law are at a greater risk of getting into an accident. For this reason, insurers are often quick to hike up a driver’s premiums after a traffic ticket hits his or her record.
In some cases, the Law Office of Keven L. Beard will succeed at getting a driver’s traffic ticket dismissed so that no fines or other consequences occur. That said, every case of alleged reckless driving, speeding, DUI and other violations is different. Each will require an individualized review of the facts surrounding it to evaluate the chance of success and to determine the most appropriate defense strategies to employ.