No Traffic Violation Is Routine.

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You may hear them called “routine” traffic violations. People get pulled over for traffic violations every day, right? They're not criminals, they're average people rushing from place to place. It could be a soccer mom, a grocery cashier, or a local hospital worker. It could be someone in your family. No big deal, right? It's probably a speeding ticket or a moving violation because they ran one of the endless red lights in Harford County to avoid having to wait a full two minutes for it to turn green. Everybody does it, right? Then, you just show up at traffic court and plead your case, right?

Actually, sometimes traffic violations are bigger issues. Speeding, reckless driving or moving violations are cause for concern, especially if you are not a first-time offender. No traffic violation comes without consequences – it could be points on your driver's license, fines, increased insurance rates or license suspension. DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while impaired), are also very serious.

If you're charged with DUI or DWI, or any traffic violation that requires a hearing before a judge, should you hire a lawyer? We think so. You can represent yourself or request a public defender. Or, you can come to Atkinson Law. We've successfully handled thousands of traffic court cases and hundreds of DUI and DWI cases. We know the Maryland DUI and DWI law. We know the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08 on a breathalyzer test, and we know where the plea bargaining begins when it's higher.

At Atkinson Legal, no traffic violation is considered “routine.” We'll thoroughly research your case. We'll make you aware of deadlines that must be met to keep your driver's license from being revoked during the trial process, and we'll handle the preliminary hearings for you. We'll even help you navigate the Motor Vehicle Association to update your license and make sure your driving record is accurate.

Just like you shouldn't delay telling your parents about that dent you accidentally put in the car, don't delay contacting Atkinson Law after you receive a DUI or DWI. Maryland law says you have only 10 days to refute the charges or make requests regarding your sentencing or licensing. We're here to listen to your side of the story and give you the best possible recommendation for your case. We'll review it with you as quickly as possible and take care of the hearing. If you request a jury case, we will orchestrate it for you.

Know your rights as a Harford County or Baltimore County driver. Don't go to traffic court alone or unprepared. Turn to a family of lawyers who can help you. Call Atkinson Law if you need a DUI lawyer or a defense lawyer for traffic violations. We're here to guide you through the difficult process that is not only complicated, but also emotional. For us, DWI or DUI charges are far from routine. They're yours and we are family.