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.
At the end of it all, if the police officer issues a ticket, then most drivers will accept the ticket, pay the fine (which is essentially like pleading guilty) and take whatever consequences and punishments are associated with the ticket on the chin. However, some drivers — who know their legal rights — realize that they can fight against the accusations being brought against them in court.
Indeed, every day in Maryland, numerous drivers are hit with tickets that they did not deserve. Police officers make mistakes just like everyone else, and they do not always issue tickets appropriately. Judges are well aware of this fact, and that is why a lot of drivers who receive inappropriate speeding tickets and other kinds of traffic citations choose to fight back.
At the Law Office of Kevin L. Beard, PA, we are committed to preserving the rights of Maryland drivers and we have successfully defended numerous motorists against traffic citations and traffic tickets of all varieties. If you or your family member has inappropriately received a traffic ticket, we are available to help.