Misdemeanor and Traffic Offenses

Rockville Traffic Violation Defense Lawyers

Even a simple traffic ticket can affect your driving privileges. In Washington, D.C., and Maryland, a point system is applied to individual traffic offenses, such as speed tickets or reckless driving. Traffic tickets can quickly add up to substantial points against your driving record. If too many points build up, you risk having your driving license suspended or revoked.

At the law firm Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., we understand the domino-effect traffic violations can ultimately have on your driving privileges. Every traffic violation has the potential to cause a spike in your insurance rate, fines from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and points against your driving record. Do not delay — contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our firm's Rockville traffic violation defense attorneys will take every step possible to help you maintain a clean driving record.

Fighting Traffic Violations in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The traffic violation defense attorneys at our firm are committed to representing motorists and commercial drivers accused of a wide range of traffic violations, including:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Reckless driving
  • Turning without a blinker
  • Seat belt violations
  • Lane violations
  • Running a red light
  • Stop sign violations

Most misdemeanor traffic violations are punishable with one to two points applied against your driving record. The suspension of your driver's license for one year could become a real possibility if you accumulate four points against your record in one year, six points over 24 months, or eight points over 36 months. A moving traffic violation could cause your driving privileges to be suspended for at least 30 days.

Our firm's traffic ticket defense attorneys will aggressively defend your driving privileges. As part of our approach, we will determine if law enforcement had a valid reason to pull your car over, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Driving unusually slow
  • Reckless driving
  • Swerving between lanes

When available, we will review squad car videos to understand the circumstances behind your traffic stop. We will fight for the charges to be dropped if you were pulled over in a speed trap or if your constitutional rights were violated. We will evaluate all the evidence possible to help keep traffic violations off your record.

Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges

At Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., we are committed to defending habitual offenders and first-time offenders facing DUI/DWI charges. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm will conduct a thorough investigation to understand the circumstances behind the arrest.

As part of our investigation, we will evaluate the Breathalyzer or blood test results to understand if any procedural or mechanical errors were made. We will fight for a dismissal based on any violations of your constitutional rights. We will also represent you in the administrative hearing with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to try and protect your driving privileges.

Contact our law firm today for a free and confidential evaluation. During an initial consultation, you will work directly with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will explain our firm's hourly fee structure.