The Impact of a Maryland Traffic Ticket for Non-Resident Drivers

Will the Infraction Be Reported to Your Home State?

The Impact of a Maryland Traffic Ticket for Non-Resident DriversYou’re visiting family or friends in Maryland or here on business, and you lose focus while behind the wheel. The next thing you know, you’re pulled over for speeding or failure to use due caution. You can simply plead guilty and pay the fine, or you can do that later online. Is that in your best interests, though? Probably not, and here’s why.

Because the state of Maryland participates in the Driver’s License Compact, any moving violation you receive in the state is reported to the appropriate state agency in your home state (provided your state is also a part of the Compact). Accordingly, you could have points added to your driving record and see an increase in your insurance premiums.

An Experienced Maryland Traffic Citation Defense Lawyer

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of people charged with traffic violations for nearly 40 years, representing clients in Baltimore and throughout Maryland for almost 40 years. Named a Top-Rated Lawyer by American Lawyer magazine, as well as a Maryland SuperLawyer, he’s long been AV-rated (the highest rating possible) by his colleagues in the legal profession under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. He has the highest rating possible for client reviews with AVVO (a 5-star average), earning him the prestigious Client’s Choice Award. He also carries a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating as a litigator from AVVO.

Attorney Smith will work hard to gather and preserve evidence to support your defense in order to present the most persuasive arguments for your acquittal. He’ll carefully question witnesses and travel to inspect the scene of your traffic ticket, if necessary. He will advise and represent you at all stages of criminal prosecution, from investigation to arraignment to trial. Smith is a highly-respected trial attorney, always willing and able to protect your rights before a judge and jury.

Experienced Montgomery County Traffic Ticket Attorney

Contact Maryland criminal defense attorney Jonathan Scott Smith by email or call us at 410-740-0101 to set up an appointment. We handle DUI defense in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.


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