Traffic offenses in the state of Maryland can carry fines, points on your license, as well as a potential of jail time for some offenses.
Recently, the State of Maryland changed the policy on how your traffic citations are heard in court. If you are not charged with a citation, which carries a possibility of jail time, and you would like a hearing in court, you must request it by filling out the citation and mailing it in.
You will know if any of your citations carry a possibility of jail time. They will read MA in the fines section. MA stands for Must Appear and if you do not appear in court a bench warrant can be issued for your arrest.
Attorney John J. Pikulski IV has defended a wide variety of traffic tickets and has the experience to keep fines, points, and potential jail at an absolute minimum.
Below is a list of some more common traffic citations, and their various penalties. If you would like more information on your traffic citation and it is not listed below, click on the schedule of pre-set fines and penalties for Maryland Traffic citations.
|Driving While Suspended/Revoked||16-303||1000||12||1Yr|
|Driving Without Insurance||16-107||1000||5||1Yr|
|Driving Without a License||16-101||500||5||60 days|
|Failure to Remain at Scene of Accident Involving Bodily Injury||20-102-(a)(1)||3000||12||1 YR|
|Failure of Driver to Stop After Unattended Vehicle Damage||20-105(a)||500||5||60 days|
|Speeding- exceeding speed limit by||21.801.1|
|Exceeding speed of 65 by 10-19||160||2|
|Exceeding speed of 65 by 20 – 29||290||5|
|30 to 39 pmh||290||5|
|40 mph and over||530||5|