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How are traffic violations in Maryland prosecuted?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When a person is convicted of a traffic violation in Maryland, points are assessed to his or her driver’s license. The number of points that is placed on a license is based on the charge that was levied during the traffic stop, and in cases where a person allegedly committed more than one violation,… Read More »

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Drivers must observe new “move over” law

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Maryland drivers should be aware that in October 2013, the state passed a “move over” law. The purpose of the law is to protect public officials and police officers who are working on the side of the road. Motorists must change lanes if possible when officials or police are on the roadside. If a… Read More »

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Man faces manslaughter, theft and traffic violations after crash

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A Maryland man suspected of being involved in a fatal car accident in which two people lost their lives has been arrested. Maryland police believe that the man was speeding when he hit a van carrying six passengers. He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter as well as other traffic violations. According to the… Read More »

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Memorial weekend is prime time for traffic violations

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The weekend before Memorial Day is a perfect opportunity for Maryland families to kick off the summer. Because school is almost done for children and warmer weather has arrived, many families use the long weekend to take a road trip. At the same time, however, police will be out in full force looking to… Read More »

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Insult to injury? Maryland pedestrian hit by car, faces charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

During the early hours of a recent morning, a pedestrian attempted to cross a highway and was struck by a vehicle. After sustaining injuries, the Maryland man stumbled away from the scene. After police located the man, they decided charge the man with traffic violations for illegally crossing the road. According to reports, the… Read More »

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Maryland lawmakers extend license law for undocumented immigrants

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For any number of reasons, drivers can be cited for driving without a valid license. However, undocumented immigrants are at particular risk of suffering serious consequences for these charges. Fortunately, however, the Maryland legislature recently passed a bill that, if signed by the governor, wouldn’t require proof of citizenship to obtain a driver’s license… Read More »

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What is the purpose of Maryland’s traffic cameras?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

As readers of this blog likely know, the issue of speed cameras in the Baltimore area has been a frequent topic of discussion. When a person is caught on camera speeding, they are automatically issued a ticket. However, as past cases have shown, these cameras aren’t always accurate, which has served as a solid… Read More »

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Baltimore court passes on speed-camera charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For many drivers, receiving a traffic violation is more than just a mere inconvenience. If a person has a commercial driver’s license or has a record of traffic violations, his or her licensure could be in jeopardy with another conviction. Recently, one Baltimore man was likely relieved when a court dismissed unfair charges brought… Read More »

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Technology versus Maryland’s traffic cameras

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Baltimore and the rest of Maryland has had red light cameras since 1997 and speeding cameras since 2007. It would be a safe bet to say that most drivers don’t like them. It would also be a safe bet to say that those in charge of the state’s budget like the traffic cameras just… Read More »

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Routine traffic stop results in theft charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It is not an uncommon occurrence for a routine traffic stop in Baltimore to result in criminal charges totally unrelated to the original traffic stop. A burned out taillight can turn into a drunk driving arrest. An expired license plate tab can become a drug charge. Or a speeding ticket can have driving with… Read More »

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