May 28


How Many Points is my Traffic Ticket?

By Mark Miller

May 28, 2020

Your heart starts racing and your stomach churning when you see the flashing red and blue lights behind you. As you pull to the side of the road, your hopes that the officer is responding to a call are quickly dashed as he eases in behind you. Fifteen minutes later you are holding several tickets for moving and non-moving violations. The tickets are full of information: sections of the code, fines, your rights, etc. The one vital piece of information that is missing: the number of points for violating a particular section of the code.

There is a bit of good news in this situation. You can check this web page published by the District Court of Maryland to determine the number of points associated with your offense(s):

This information will give you some guidance as to whether you should pay the fine or request a trial date by pleading not guilty and mailing in the form which is part of the ticket.

If you are still uncertain as to the best course of action, contact me and I will be happy to discuss it with you.