Maryland Judges ROUTINELY grant leniency to drivers with good records, but you have to request a hearing and appear in court.  OR, you can hire an attorney to appear in court for you.  The benefits of requesting a hearing can be enormous.

Representing Drivers Ticketed in Maryland

Judicial Modifications:

  • Probation Before Judgment (PBJ): The Judge strikes out the conviction and imposes fines only - no conviction appears on your record
  • Point Reduction:                          The Judge reduces the severity of the offense so that less points are imposed by the MVA
  • Fine Reduction:                            The Judge reduces the fines to an amount less than what appears on the ticket

Administrative Sanctions:

  • 3 to 4 points within a span of 2 years―The MVA will send you a warning letter.
  • 5 to 7 points within a span of 2 years―You'll be required to enroll in a Driver Improvement Program (DIP).
  • 8 to 11 points within a span of 2 years―Your driver's license will be suspended.
  • 12 points or more―Your license will be revoked.

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Common Moving Violations:

  • Speeding - 1 to 5 points.
  • Failing to stop at a red light―2 points.
  • Improper passing―1 point.
  • Failure to yield right-of-way―1 point.
  • Improper U-turn―1 point.

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OUT OF STATE DRIVERS:  When you receive a conviction for a speeding ticket, the Maryland MVA sends a record of that conviction to your home-state DMV.   However, if a judge grants you a PBJ (probation before judgment), you receive NO CONVICTION so no record is sent.  Maryland judges routinely grant PBJ's to drivers with good driving records.  If you have a good record then it would be a mistake not to request a PBJ to keep your record clean.


Warning: If you pay your speeding ticket without requesting a hearing, you are guaranteed to receive a conviction on your driving record and the maximum number of points for your violation.