Archive for the ‘Traffic Offense’ Category:

What Constitutes a Criminal Traffic Offense?

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There is a wide range of traffic offenses in the state of Maryland, each with a variety of consequences scaled to the severity of the corresponding offense. Regardless of whether you were involved in a minor infraction or have been accused of a more serious offense, there is no question that anxiety can creep in during the aftermath of a traffic related offense. In this blog, we outline the consequences associated with each level of traffic offenses, and steps you can take to keep those consequences at a minimum.

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The Ultimate Guide to Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a serious issue across the United States. The NHTSA reports that 26,000 lives were lost from distracted drivers between 2012 and 2019 alone. In the interest of protecting yourself and everyone else on the road, we’ve created this guide to avoid distracted driving complications.

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What is a Moving Traffic Violation

Traffic violations are among the most common offenses across the state of Maryland. That’s because there is such a large spectrum of traffic violations. While an individual with dangerous driving tendencies could easily receive a major traffic violation, a driver with a perfect record who made a one-off mistake could just as easily be charged a minor offense. Because there are so many types of traffic violations, we’ll be focusing on one of them in this blog: moving traffic violations.

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What Should You Do After a Hit and Run?

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic situation, but when the at-fault driver flees the scene, an extra layer of complications is introduced. While Maryland law dictates that drivers must pull over after an accident takes place, that obviously does not always happen. Drivers may flee the scene due to a lack of car insurance, a lack of a valid driver’s license, or an outstanding warrant for arrest. In some cases, it’s possible that the at-fault driver did not even realize a collision took place. In any case, you deserve to receive full compensation after a hit and run. Follow these steps to maximize your chances of doing just that.

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Why Should You Get a Police Report in the State of Maryland After a Car Crash

If you are involved in a car accident in the State of Maryland, regardless of the severity, it is most likely in your best interest to have a police report made. Ultimately, it its best to move forward from here with as many facts gathered about the accident as possible. Many of these facts, including the involved parties and their insurance information, are included right on a police report!

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Outlining Reckless Driving and Negligent Driving Consequences in Maryland

There are a few closely related driving offenses in the state of Maryland. If you have been charged with either reckless or negligent driving, you’ll want to learn the key differences between them as you prepare to defend yourself. Consequences can vary depending on the specific case, so be sure to maximize your chances of reducing your own by having an experienced attorney representing you!

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What Happens if Someone Gets into an Accident While Driving Your Car?

You lend your car to your friend or child to run a quick errand and an hour later you receive a call alerting you that they ended up in a car accident. How will this incident impact you? What happens next?

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Unexpected Potential Consequences of a DUI Charge

At Elizabeth Lawrence Law, we always emphasize the importance of selecting an experienced attorney to help with DUI and DWI cases. That’s because there are several repercussions associated with DUI charges that can truly have long lasting effects.  An attorney with experience defending those facing DUI accusations can minimize the risk of punishments that you maybe weren’t even aware of.

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Is It Worth Hiring a Lawyer After a Car Crash?

If you were recently involved in a car accident in which you were not at fault, you’re likely dealing with a host of stressors as a result. There’s nothing fun about car crashes. After the dust from the initial impact settles, you have to immediately shift your attention to addressing any injuries, filing a claim and receiving appropriate compensation. Is it worth hiring a lawyer to help with this process?

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What Should You Do If You Receive a Reckless Driving Traffic Violation?

In the state of Maryland, reckless driving is a crime. Yes, if you accidentally speed on a 3-lane road that you thought was a highway, you can be charged with a misdemeanor. This can lead to employment complications as well as monetary penalties. If you are charged with this violation, what can you do to beat the charge or reduce your punishment?

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