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Speeding tickets are often times overlooked when people think of being represented by an attorney. Most people who receive a speeding ticket will find them to be somewhat insignificant, and in many cases will just pay the citation according to the ticket, and move on.
Simply paying a speeding ticket may have a variety of negative consequence for your driving record, depending upon your current license status.
If you are simply a Maryland class C driver, you will likely receive points in addition to paying the fine. If this is your first offense, or your first offense in some time, you may have no other consequence aside from a rise in your auto insurance premiums.
If you have a number of points on your license already, or if you have a CDL driver’s license, or a Maryland Class A or Maryland Class B license, there may be negative consequences with just a single point more than you already have.
If you have received a speeding ticket, you should almost always request a trial. Even if you intend to go to the trial unrepresented, your results are unlikely to be worse than simply paying the ticket. If you take the effort to hire a lawyer to represent you, it is likely that the results will be significantly less than what is noted on the ticket as the payable fine.
If you elect to stand trial, you can change your mind any time before the trial date, pay the pre-set amount and accept the guilty finding and associated points. While this is not the best result, and typically not better than paying the ticket in the first place, an experienced lawyer can help you navigate the possible outcomes, many of which are based on your driving record at the time of the ticket, and the ability for your attorney to possibly challenge aspects of the citation.
To discuss your speeding ticket with an experienced lawyer, contact our office immediately at 410-975-7000. Remember, it is not advisable to contact a lawyer just a day or two before trial. Many of the battles won in the legal profession are won due to preparation, which takes time.