Traffic Ticket Lawyer

You might believe that hiring an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to contest a straightforward traffic infraction is overkill, but frequently, we observe that drivers who decide to represent themselves in court experience some extremely unfavorable outcomes. A traffic ticket lawyer can assist you in fighting your expensive penalty and keep points off your driving record. Frequently, we may also assist you in having the charge and ticket thrown out. Call Zide Law Group if you have a traffic ticket that you wish to fight.

Glen Burnie Traffic Ticket Lawyer

How can I fight a traffic ticket in Glen Burnie, Maryland?

The repercussions of being stopped for a driving infraction may be more severe than you anticipate. A little traffic violation may end up costing you thousands of dollars over time, depending on your situation. You can be facing a license suspension if alcohol was involved. If you're accused of causing an accident that resulted in wrongful death or personal harm, you could be subject to severe civil penalties as well as criminal proceedings. Any of these situations should prompt you to get in touch with our criminal defense attorney, Robert A. Siegel. We possess the expertise and legal understanding required to vigorously refute the accusations made against you. We zealously defend your rights and refute every aspect of the prosecution's case.

Trustworthy Representation For A Wide Variety Of Traffic Violations In Maryland

In Maryland, a traffic violation is a civil penalty, a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the degree to which the driver’s actions showed a disregard for safety and to what extent actual harm resulted. Civil penalties carry fines and penalty points, but misdemeanors and felonies have additional consequences, such as loss of license and jail time. Serious traffic violations include:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Driving while impaired (DWI)
  • Fleeing a police officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a stop sign or traffic signal
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Passing violations
  • Failure to yield

When an accident occurs, especially one involving personal injury, the stakes are raised. Many charges, such as reckless or drunk driving, can result in jail time and civil liability. Serious charges include:

  • Fleeing a police officer that results in the bodily injury or death of a person — Injury cases are misdemeanors punishable by three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Fatal cases are felonies carrying a 10-year sentence and a $5,000 fine.
  • Hit-and-run — Leaving the scene of an accident is a very serious offense. If there was only property damage, you could get up to six months in jail, a $500 fine and eight points assessed on your license. But if someone was seriously injured, you’re looking at a year in jail, a $3,000 fine and 12 penalty points. If you leave the scene of a fatal accident, the penalties could be as much as five years in jail, a $5,000 fine and 12 penalty points.
  • Criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter — A misdemeanor punishable by three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Vehicular manslaughter — A misdemeanor punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Negligent vehicular homicideDUI — A felony punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Negligent vehicular homicideDWI — A felony punishable by three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Serious charges require experienced criminal defense representation. By aggressively challenging the evidence against you, as well as police procedures, I can often minimize the consequences of an arrest or citation.

Consequences Of Point Assessment In Maryland

When you accumulate points on your license, you trigger higher insurance premiums that can cost you thousands of dollars. Carrying points on your license puts you at risk of a suspension the next time you’re ticketed. Before you write a check for a traffic violation, consult an experienced attorney. I am often able to negotiate a reduction of charges or a dismissal. When you calculate the full expenses associated with a moving violation, you can’t afford not to retain a good lawyer.


Don’t accept penalty points or other more serious consequences without first putting up a fight. Defense attorneys  Robert A. Siegel with Zide Law Group, provide aggressive representation for all types of traffic violations, including misdemeanors and felonies. To schedule a consultation, call us at 410-760-9433 or contact our Glen Burnie office online.