Legal Question in Traffic Law in Maryland

Could you be sent to jail for driving without insurance in MD if this is your first offense?

Asked on 4/01/13, 5:54 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

William Welch William L. Welch, III Attorney

Yes, even a first-time offender might be sentenced to the maximum. Ultimately sentencing depends on whether you have been found guilty, your prior record, how serious these are in the court's eyes, mitigation, and allocution. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.

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Answered on 4/01/13, 5:58 pm
Jason Cleckner Law Office of Jason Cleckner, LLC

Possibly, but unlikely. Get a lawyer.

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Answered on 4/02/13, 7:33 am


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