Traffic Law

Understanding Whether You Should Pay Your Traffic Ticket or Go to Court

While traffic tickets may feel inconvenient, ignoring them can wreak havoc on your driver’s license, raise your auto insurance and even lead to more serious charges. Don’t ignore the ticket! You must act within thirty days to avoid suspension of your license. Here, Maryland traffic violation attorney Jeffrey Scholnick provides an overview of instances when…

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Fender Benders: Do Minor Vehicular Accidents Need to Be Reported?

If you are involved in a minor car accident that results in minimal or no damage to the vehicles, such as a fender bender where nobody involved is injured, are you required to report the accident to the police? Here, traffic and automobile accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick explains whether or not minor vehicular accidents need…

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What to Know When You Are Asked to Take a Sobriety Test

A field sobriety test is a tool used by law enforcement officers to determine whether an individual has been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is important for drivers to understand their rights as they pertain to being asked to take a sobriety test after being pulled over. Here, Maryland DUI defense…

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Moving vs. Non-Moving Violations

With the amount of drivers on the road nowadays, traffic control has become more of an issue than ever before. Traffic violations vary in seriousness and penalty—therefore, it is important for drivers to understand the basics types of traffic violations and how they can affect the driving population. Here, the traffic defense attorney Jeff Scholnick…

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What to Do if You are the Victim of a Hit-and-Run

Being the victim of a hit-and-run accident is stressful and troubling in ways that often exceed that of a typical collision, and it may be uncertain at first how such an incident should be handled. Here, the auto accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick discusses what drivers should do if they are the victim of a hit-and-run.…

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How Alcohol Affects Driving Ability

In 2016, the most recent year where data was available, a person was killed every 50 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. Alcohol has a profound negative effect on a person’s ability to drive. Here, traffic accident and DUI attorney, Jeffrey Scholnick, provides information about alcohol’s effect on the body and brain,…

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How a Car Accident Diary Will Help Your Case

After a car accident, it is vital to collect as much evidence as possible to bolster your claim, and a car accident diary can be one of the most vital pieces of evidence you have. Here, auto accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick, explains what a car accident diary is, how to create one and how it…

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Should I Contest My Ticket in Court?

Traffic citations are relatively minor offenses, but still come with monetary penalties and other consequences. At times, it can be valuable to challenge your citation in court, especially with the assistance of an experienced attorney. Here, the legal professionals at Scholnick Law detail the considerations one should make when determining whether to contest a ticket…

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