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Seasoned Litigators in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville Handle Alleged Traffic Violations

Knowledgeable counselors help Maryland motorists challenge tickets

Driving on busy Maryland roads is challenging enough without risking unwarranted traffic citations. Often, tickets and criminal charges stem from incorrect information or overzealous actions on the part of law enforcement. If you believe you’ve been wrongly accused during a traffic stop, Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C. will fight on your behalf to obtain a fair resolution. We know that a fine, jail sentence or license suspension can upend your ability to live and work as you wish, so our experienced Maryland lawyers challenge the witnesses and shaky evidence involved in your stop. From our offices in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville, we help drivers to minimize penalties and stay on the road.

Strong defenders serve clients in Frederick, Washington and Montgomery counties

Our Frederick and Hagerstown criminal defense lawyers deliver a strong defense for Maryland drivers in all types of traffic offense cases, including those relating to alleged:

  • Reckless driving — Various types of normal driving actions — even a lane change that is deemed improper — can trigger a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Other allegations of negligent or distracted driving arise from excessive speed or cellphone use. In many cases, we can show that our clients demonstrated appropriate care while on the road.
  • DUI — If you face charges of driving under the influence, DUI, or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, DWI, our firm investigates whether police stops and intoxication tests were conducted lawfully.
  • Speeding — Even driving slightly over the speed limit subjects you to fines and possible license points. Depending on the circumstances, your total costs can be several hundred dollars, so fighting a speeding ticket is often the best decision.

Police officers face various pressures and distractions in the course of their daily work. When their reports do not accurately reflect what occurred, our firm confronts them with the evidence that we have gathered.

Skillful legal advocates work to reduce and eliminate drivers’ penalties

Various sanctions exist for Maryland drivers who been convicted of violating a traffic law. Violations often result in fines and license points that lead to higher insurance costs and possible license suspension. Criminal convictions for misdemeanors such as reckless driving or DUI are punishable by up to one year in jail. Our firm reviews the circumstances in your case and advises you on the relative consequences of going to trial versus a plea agreement. Whatever option you choose, we drive hard for a fair result that minimizes the disruption faced by you and your family.

Contact a dedicated Maryland traffic defense lawyer to schedule an appointment

Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C. represents Maryland clients in traffic offense litigation and other criminal defense matters. Please call 301-631-0592 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our offices, located in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville.

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Office Locations
  • Frederick Office
    141 West Patrick Street
    First Floor
    Frederick, Maryland 21701
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
  • Rockville Office
    51 Monroe Street
    Suite 507
    Rockville, Maryland 20850
    Phone: 301-424-8841
    Fax: 301-424-0569
  • Hagerstown Office
    112 North Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
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