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Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision in Maryland

Call (410) 630-4274 for Experienced Legal Services from a Baltimore Traffic Ticket Attorney

Being involved in a car accident is an emotionally overwhelming experience. Once the severity of the damage and any injuries are assessed, the next step is to assign liability for the accident. In most cases, people point the fingers at one another. Not only can someone be blamed entirely for the crash, but the police can also cite them for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

If you have been charged with this citation in Baltimore, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC can fight for you. With more than 25 years of collective experiene, our legal team can help you navigate through the complexities of the legal process and provide you with enough evidence to also prove you weren’t liable for the accident.

Maryland Law & Penalties for Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Crash

According to Maryland law, every driver must adjust speed to avoid colliding with the other driver(s). This often entails driving at the posted speed limit. However, if the posted speed limit is too fast for traffic conditions, making it difficult to stop in time, drivers must slow down.

If law enforcement cites you for failure to control speed to avoid an accident, this doesn’t necessarily mean you were speeding. In fact, it is another way to claim you were allegedly at fault for the collision by not decelerating prior to impact—despite traveling the posted speed limit.

If you are found guilty, the traffic violation results in a maximum $130 fine and three points on your driver’s license. While this may seem like not a big deal, this citation could be used as evidence against you in civil court. Being held liable means having to compensate the other party for their medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering—ultimately costing you tens of thousands of dollars when the case is resolved.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

At The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, we are here to help you avoid the traffic ticket and the costly consequences of being held liable for a crash. Our firm understands police officers also make mistakes by failing to gather enough evidence to provide a clearer picture. Our Baltimore traffic ticket lawyers can assess your case, collect evidence, and build a strong defense plan on your behalf.

Call (410) 630-4274 for more information today.

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  • Knowledgeable and great communicator

    “I got a speeding ticket in a different state and Mark did a fantastic job of explaining my options to me and delivering the best result. He was clearly very knowledgeable on the subject matter and our conversations were concise and to-the-point. Would highly recommend.”

    Noah

  • I felt very at ease with Mark representing me.

    “I am very pleased with the way in which Mark handled my case. I had a speeding ticket which was 29 miles over the speed limit. Mark was very prompt in returning my telephone call and explained what would happen once we got into court and also gave me very valuable information while at court and prior to going to court. I ended up receiving probation before judgment. My fine was reduced from $160 to $50 + $25.50 in court costs. I felt very at ease with Mark representing me and will definitely use him in the future. My family also wants his name and number for any future situations they may come across.”

    Terry H.

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    “Mark did an outstanding job with my case. He involved all along the way but also got the optimum results for me! I can guarantee I will utilize Mark for any and all legal matters [that] may come my way!”

    Mary

  • Phenomenal Lawyer that produces the best results for his clients. Worth every penny!

    “Mark Scheurman is one of the best lawyers to have in your corner in tough situations. He wants the best for his clients and produces great results. Under his representation, he always assured me that I was in good hands no matter how much I worried. He listened to me kept me well informed of my rights and options. Long story short I was given 13 citations by a cop after my car was crashed into the sidewalk even though I was not the driver. The citations alone were enough to revoke my license and included $1,300 worth of fines; furthermore, 2 of the citations carried a jail sentence up to 2 months each. I have never been in trouble before and never experienced any of this, but Mark handled everything. The day before court he called and told me he convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all13 citations because she did not have enough evidence to prove I was the driver and the only thing I had to was show up to court. Next thing I know, in court, the prosecutor dismissed every single citation as well as all the fines and I left with a clear record and not having to pay a penny. I'm so grateful for Mark because he really saved me from a bad situation that I was ready to plead guilty to even though I didn't do it because I was scared of the consequences if I didn't win. But he told me he would never let me plead guilty to something I didn't do and he handled it. He really is a blessing and I' m thankful for him and his representation. He knows the law and has a real passion for helping his clients. Thanks again Mark!!!!!! You are greatly appreciated.”

    Courtney

  • Effective, Precise and Thorough!!

    “Mr. Scheuerman was an effective lawyer who gave great legal advise and consultation with great results. He exceeds expectation with aggressive strategy and precision. I would definitely recommend his services to others. Never go to court by yourself, at the risk of points and increase insurance rates. Mark save me from these penalties, and he can help you too.”

    Hans