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Knowingly Driving Without Insurance

Get Experienced Legal Help from Our Baltimore Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Maryland requires all vehicles to be ensured to protect state driver’s in the event of an accident—with the minimum amounts being $30,000 for bodily injury per person, $60,000 bodily injury per crash, and $15,000 for property damage. If an uninsured motorist is involved in a collision with another driver, not only may they be financially responsible for any corresponding damages and injuries, but they also face criminal charges for knowingly driving without insurance.

If you have been charged with driving without insurance in Baltimore, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman is ready to help you avoid the criminal penalties you face. In order for the prosecution to prove your guilt, they must have proof that you were aware the vehicle was insured. There are many legal defenses available. Our legal team could assess your case, determine which defenses apply to your case, and help you get the most favorable results.

Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in Maryland

Driving without insurance in Maryland is a misdemeanor crime. This means not only do you have to pay expensive fines if convicted, but you may also be sentenced to jail or get your driver’s license revoked.

For a first-time offense, a conviction is punishable by a maximum one-year jail term, a fine not exceeding $1,000, and five points on your driving record. For a second offense, a conviction carries a jail sentence of up to two years, a maximum $2,000 fine, and another five points on your license, which could lead to license suspension.

If you forget to renew your insurance, you could face costly administrative fines from the MVA—even if you don’t receive a ticket for driving without insurance. Insurance lapse penalties include losing your driver’s license and/or vehicle registration, fees of $150 for the first 30 days then $7 for each day of the lapse (at a maximum $2,500), a $25 fee for restoring your vehicle’s registration, and other penalties.

Call (410) 630-4274 to Let The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC Fight for You Today

We understand that everyone makes mistakes, but that doesn’t mean you should be criminally charged for missing a payment or forgetting to renew your insurance. With over two decades of combined legal experience, our Baltimore traffic ticket lawyers can guide you through the intricacies of the criminal justice system and administrative process while protecting your rights and future. Do no risk serving these severe penalties and let me fight for you immediately.

For more information, contact our firm and request a free consultation today.

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Happy clients

  • Mark is the man!

    “Mark took care of all the heavy lifting of my speeding ticket. While going to school in Maryland, I attained a speeding ticket in a school zone. Soon after I moved back to my home state of New York, and lost the ticket during the move. Soon enough I was notified my license was going to be suspended in the state of New York as well as Maryland. Mark took care of the issue over the phone with me , went to court for me against a tough judge and the police officer had shown up. Mark got it to a probation before judgement and I actually got a refund on the fine I paid to the court! Mark is the man! If I ever have another traffic issue in the state of MD. (fingers crossed), Mark will be my first phone call!”

    Daniel O

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    “Following numerous frustrating experiences with Maryland State bureaucracies, we engaged Mark's services to resolve an important identity issue. Mark worked with the Assistant State's Attorney responsible for the state agency involved, and was able to resolve our issue within 6 weeks. We had been trying to solve this problem for over a year! Thanks Mark, for helping us with this important issue, which made a great difference in our lives!”

    Ellen

  • Thank you for my new beginning

    “I was facing 13 violations of my probation. Mark put my mind at ease and just made me feel like it was going to be ok. He definitely put in the work before the court date so we almost knew what to expect. And he literally made it ALL go away. Thanks to Mark I can marry my Fiance without having anything hanging over my head, and we can make a fresh start in life!!! I cannot thank Mark enough, he gave me the freedom I needed. Mark will not do wrong by you, so hire him if you want a fighting chance.”

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  • One Extraordinary Lawyer

    “Mark Scheuerman is absolutely the best attorney to call whenever you're in need of counsel in any legal situation. He represented me after I was charge with a serious traffic violation. To my surprise, thanks to Mark, the outcome was very successful! Mr. Scheuerman is extremely knowledgeable about the law, but he also has a personable and zealous disposition. He is easily accessible too! I would highly recommend him to any in need of professional legal services. In a word, he's extraordinary!!”

    Derrick E

  • He is the best!

    “He is the best!!!! I had quite a few traffic tickets, and my license was suspended 11 times when we first started. I was facing jail time. He not only spent two hours showing me what to do to get it back, when we went to court today I only was given a ppj!!!!!”

    Lauri Mcclellan