In Maryland Careless Driving Laws are the same as Inattentive Driving Laws. Each involves operating a vehicle in a careless manner with no regard for traffic, weather or road conditions. If convicted of careless driving in Maryland you may will be subject to fines, suspension of driving privileges, increased car insurance costs and possibly jail time. If facing careless driving charges in Maryland please call our Maryland Traffic Violation Lawyers.
Examples Of Careless Driving
Texting while driving
Emailing while driving
Facebooking while driving
Tweeting while driving
Internet browsing while driving
Facing careless driving charges in Maryland warrants the aid of our skilled Maryland careless driving defense lawyers.
Penalties If Convicted Of Careless Driving In Maryland
A careless driving conviction, for a first offense, can include fines not less than $25 nor more than $75. For each subsequent like offense occurring within 3 years of a prior offense, the person shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $95.
If your careless driving caused an accident or physical injury the consequences are much more severe. You will be made to:
1. Complete a traffic safety course approved by the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
2. Perform up to 100 hours of community service, which must include activities related to driver improvement and providing public education on traffic safety;
b. Impose, but suspend on the condition that the person complete any and all legal obligations
1. A fine of not more than $550; and
2. A suspension of driving privileges
3. Set a hearing date up to 1 year from the date of sentencing. At that hearing, the court shall:
The cop or arresting police officer who issued the citation for an offense under this section shall note on the citation if the cited offense contributed to the serious physical injury of a vulnerable user of the public right-of-way.
When facing any charges that can lead to a suspension or revocation of driving privileges you need a skilled and experienced Maryland traffic ticket lawyer to protect your rights and drivers license.
Call Our Maryland Careless Driving Attorneys
Contact our team of Cambridge Maryland traffic ticket lawyers to discuss your case. They offer free consultations for traffic crimes, DUI cases, DWI cases and criminal charges.
Our Cumberland Maryland traffic violation lawyers serve all of MD: Annapolis, Bel Air, Princess Anne, Chestertown, Easton, Denton, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Oakland, Elkton, Cambridge, Cumberland, Hagerstown, Ellicott City, Westminster, La Plata, Leonardtown, Frederick and Prince Frederick.