Will my Maryland probation be violated for a minor traffic offense?

In Maryland, one of the standard conditions of probation require that you incur no “serious” motor vehicle offenses. This is a fancy way of saying “don’t get convicted of any traffic offenses that carry jail time.” Therefore, a speeding ticket, seat belt violation, stop sign violation, etc. is not likely to violate a probation in Maryland. However, if you are convicted of one or more “serious” offenses, your probation could be violated. These offenses include: DUI/DWI, driving on a suspended license, driving an unisured vehicle, hit and run, etc.

If you are on probation in Maryland and facing a traffic violation, make sure you consult with an experienced Maryland criminal defense or traffic lawyer BEFORE you do anything.