What Are the Consequences of a Speeding Ticket in Maryland?

Most of us receive at least one speeding ticket in our lifetime. For this reason, many of us do not believe it necessary to hire an attorney to help fight a speeding ticket. That being said, the state of Maryland takes speeding very seriously, and if you are convicted of speeding, you face a wide array of potential consequences, including raised insurance premiums, high fines, points on your license, and, in the worst cases, a license suspension. Read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland traffic violations attorney to learn more about speeding tickets in Maryland and how our firm can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the difference between the basic and absolute speeding laws in Maryland?

In Maryland, there are two speeding laws: the absolute speeding law and the basic speeding law. The basic speeding law requires all motorists to travel at speeds “that, with regard to the actual and potential dangers existing, is more than that which is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.” That being said, even if you were operating your vehicle in accordance with the posted speed limit, if there are other conditions present, such as snow or ice, you may receive a speeding ticket if the officer determines you were driving too fast given the circumstances. On the other hand, the absolute speeding law states that all motorists can receive a speeding ticket for traveling faster than a posted speed limit anywhere in Maryland.

What happens if I receive a speeding ticket in Maryland?

The consequences of the speeding ticket you receive largely depend on the speed at which you were traveling at the time you were ticketed. That being said, the consequences of speeding tickets in Maryland are as follows:

  • For violating the basic speeding law: $90 fine and one point.
  • For driving between 1-9 miles per hour over the speed limit: $80 fine and one point.
  • For driving between 10-19 miles per hour over the speed limit: $90 fine and two points.
  • For driving between 20-29 miles per hour over the speed limit: $160 fine and two points.
  • For driving between 65-75 miles per hour by 10-19 miles per hour over the speed limit: $160 fine and two points.
  • For driving 65-75 miles per hour by 20-29 miles per hour over the speed limit: $290 fine and five points.
  • For driving 30-39 miles per hour over the speed limit: $290 fine and five points.
  • For driving 40 or more miles per hour over the speed limit: $530 fine and five points.

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