Nurse Cleared of Driving While License Suspended

A 39-year old registered nurse was stopped by Howard County police in Columbia and charged with two counts of driving while license suspended. The penalty for driving while suspended is up to one year in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, and 12 points. The client needed her license to keep her job, and to drive her young children. The case was heard in the District Court for Howard County, located in Ellicott City.

Defense lawyer and traffic ticket attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represented the nurse, rejected the prosecutor’s plea bargain offer, and aggressively defended the case. The judge granted Mr. Smith’s motion to dismiss one charge after successfully pointing out that the citation failed adequately to charge an offense under the law. After that, the prosecutor abandoned the case and dismissed the remaining driving while license suspended charge, clearing the client of all charges.

Experienced Howard County Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Mr. Smith is a top rated criminal lawyer and former prosecutor with more than 30 years of criminal law experience. He has represented many clients in Howard County, including Ellicott City and Columbia, Maryland, who have been charged with driving while license suspended. Mr. Smith is an experienced traffic ticket attorney who has handled many driving while license suspended cases in Howard County.

Howard County Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney

Because of our demonstrated record of success and our strong reputation in the legal community, many of our new cases are referred to us by former clients or by other attorneys. Mr. Smith fights hard for his clients in Howard County traffic ticket cases. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him. Mr. Smith’s results speak for themselves.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Attorney Smith is considered to be one of the best criminal defense and traffic ticket attorneys in Columbia, Ellicott City, and Howard County.

To schedule a meeting, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 410-740-0101.

Defense of Howard County Driving While License Suspended

We handle defense of driving while license suspended charges, and traffic tickets for individuals throughout the Baltimore metro area. We will fully investigate the facts and evidence related to your citation, and defend you aggressively. The penalty for driving while suspended is very serious: up to one year in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, or both, and a conviction can result in 12 points on your driving record – enough to revoke your driver’s license.

Contact Our Office

If you need a lawyer for traffic tickets, including driving while license suspended, contact us by e-mail or call us at 410-740-0101. Put an experienced Maryland traffic violations defense lawyer to work for you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in criminal defense matters, DUI / DWI, MVA Hearings, traffic offenses, domestic violence and child abuse charges throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.


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