While the usual traffic offense does not have the potential to land you in jail, there are traffic offenses that are serious enough in nature that, if convicted, you may face jail time. However, almost all traffic offenses carry the potential for a hefty fine and, perhaps more importantly a guilty plea or conviction can trigger points on your license.
Some of the most common offenses include:
- Driving with a suspended (or revoked) license
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Negligent Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident (hit & run)
Fraudulent use of a license
If you are accused of a serious traffic offense, you must appear in court, even if you intend to pay the fine and plead guilty. It is important to understand that the state will have an experienced attorney prosecuting these types of offenses. You can expect them to be experienced and prepared. That is why it is in your best interest to hire an experienced criminal attorney to defend you on serious traffic charges because conviction could result in increased insurance rates, points on your license, revocation of your license, or jail time.
Brian Timian and Alan Fawcett offer decades of experience in trial procedure and criminal defense of traffic offenses. We will work tirelessly defending your case and forcing the prosecution to prove theirs. We have experience defending charges throughout the state of Maryland.