Serious Traffic Offenses


The attorneys at Christian, Ashin & Brown, P.C. offer decades of experience in trial procedure and defense of traffic violations, from speeding to vehicular homicide. Although we are based in College Park, Md., our traffic defense attorneys regularly handle cases throughout the State of Maryland.

There are two types of traffic offenses in Maryland:  incarcerable and non-incarcerable.

Incarcerable offenses can be punished with jail time, while non-incarcerable offenses (like most speeding violations) typically carry hefty fines and other penalties, like points or suspension of your driver’s license. View a list of the points each charge may carry on your license.

Some of the most common offenses include:

  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Negligent Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run)
  • Driving with a suspended (or revoked) license
  • Fraudulent use of a driver’s license

If you are accused of a serious traffic offense, you must appear in court, even if you intend to pay the fine and plead guilty. Defense of these charges in Maryland is no easy task. Prosecutors are aggressive and will do whatever it takes to convince a judge and/or jury that you are guilty of a serious traffic offense and impose the maximum penalty. We are able to present all available defenses and force the State to prove its case against you. In the event of a conviction, we will argue for mitigation of your sentence.

It is in your best interest to hire an experienced criminal attorney to defend you. Conviction could result in increased insurance rates, points on your license, revocation of your license, or jail time. We will work tirelessly to defend you and force the prosecution to prove their case.

If you or someone you love are charged with a serious traffic offense, contact our office at 301.277.9171 or email for a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.