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Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyer

Experienced Speeding Ticket Attorneys in Baltimore

According to a report released this year, Maryland is the third-worst state to drive in. The state’s rank was brought down by rush-hour congestion, average commute time, miles driven, and its poor performance regarding incidents of aggressive acceleration, poor turning, harsh braking, and speeding.

It’s no surprise then that speeding tickets are among the most common type of traffic tickets in the state—usually the result of a police officer hiding away in their cruiser, pointing their laser or radar equipment at unsuspecting drivers. Unfortunately, speeding can sometimes become a reckless driving charge, and that can result in significant criminal penalties ranging from expensive fines to jail time. If you have been accused of speeding, contact our Baltimore speeding ticket lawyers at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC immediately. Even a minor traffic violation can have a significant impact on your ability to drive, and it is our mission to keep your record clean.

Call (410) 630-4274 or contact us online today to speak with a Baltimore traffic ticket attorney

Basic Speed & Absolute Speed Limit Laws

Maryland abides by the absolute speed limit law, which means if you’re going 1 mph over the posted speed limit, you’re breaking the law and could be given a ticket by law enforcement. Even driving at the legal limit could get you a ticket if it’s deemed unsafe by a police officer—known as the basic speed law.

Unless otherwise posted, you’re prohibited from driving faster than:

  • 15 mph in alleys
  • 30 mph in business districts
  • 30 mph on undivided highways in residential districts
  • 35 mph on divided highways in residential districts
  • 50 mph on undivided highways in non-residential districts
  • 55 mph on divided highways in non-residential districts

Speeding Ticket Penalties

The consequences of a speeding violation depend on the circumstances, but generally it carries a fine and adds points to your driving record.

Below you can find the different consequences for various violations:

  • Violation of the basic speeding law: $90 fine and one point
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit by 1 to 9 mph: $80 fine and one point
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit by 10 to 19 mph: $90 fine and two points
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit by 20 to 29 mph: $160 fine and two points
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit of 65 or 75 miles mph by 10 to 19 mph: $160 fine and two points
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit of 65 or 75 mph by 20 to 29 mph: $290 fine and five points
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit by 30 to 39 mph: $290 fine and five points
  • Exceeding a posted speed limit by at least 40 mph: $530 fine and five points

If you receive a certain amount of points over the course of two years, it can result in required enrollment in a Driver Improvement Program (5 to 7 points), license suspension (8 to 11 points), and license revocation (12 points or more). You also face a higher insurance rate with your provider.

Reckless Driving

Speed could lead to a reckless driving conviction if you drive your vehicle “in wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property” or in a manner that indicates such a disregard. A first offense carries up to $1,000 in fines.

Aggressive and Affordable Defense for Traffic Tickets

As Baltimore traffic ticket attorneys, our goal is to protect your reputation, future, and freedom, both in and out of the courtroom. If you want personalized and tenacious representation to defend your rights, contact us today at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC.

Call (410) 630-4274 or contact us online for a free confidential consultation now.

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Happy clients

  • 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.

  • He goes that extra mile for his clients

    “We Wilmer and Virginia Menjivar want to let the whole world know that Mr. Mark Scheuerman is the best attorney ever. He is very informative, helpful, and what makes him outstanding is that he is very confident. He knows his job, but most important can help anyone and guide anyone out of worries. Mr. Mark has a very well presentation and makes you feel sure of everything. He also has good prices. He is affordable and reasonable. He goes that extra mile for his client and best of all answers all your calls. Mr. Mark is the best!!!!!!!! God bless him and keep him in his career. Thanks Mr. Mark for a job well done and for your great work.”

    Virginia

  • 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

  • Made a great difference in our lives!

    “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

  • 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