Chestertown Traffic Ticket Lawyer, Near You

Receiving a speeding or traffic ticket happens. We’ve been there & that’s why we’re here to help.

Chestertown Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Archey Law’s traffic attorneys can help if you’ve been charged with:

  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Reckless Driving

These charges can result in jail time, which means they need to be handled quickly and carefully.

We can also help you:

  • Obtain a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP)
  • Obtain an Ignition Interlock System

What makes you different from other traffic ticket lawyers in and around Chestertown?

Having handled over 3,000 traffic cases, I’m a Chestertown traffic ticket lawyer that looks at your driving records, figures out what the problem is, and resolves the issue in a timely manner. I know how to navigate the system to get your license back, avoid incarceration, and reduce most, if not all, points on your record.

FAQs for a Chestertown Traffic Ticket Lawyer

What are the most common types of traffic violations or offenses?

1. Speeding.

One of the most common traffic violations is speeding. Most people that get speeding tickets are concerned that points may be added to their license. With a lot of points on your license, several things can happen: your insurance can go up, you may have to take a driver improvement course, your license could be suspended or even revoked.

At Archey Law, we handle all types of speeding violations. We go through the driving records to see if it’s possible to get probation for judgement, so you don’t get the points or can have them diminished in some way. We try to lessen your point exposure, to hopefully save your license and spare you from a myriad of issues.

2. Driving with a Suspended License.

The second most common offense is driving with a suspended license. In Maryland, your license can be suspended for many reasons: failing to pay a fine, failure to appear in court, child support, failure to take a driver improvement course, too many points, or it could even be suspended by the medical advisory board (for various medical reasons).

The state of Maryland dictates that you either have knowledge that your license was suspended while you were driving or you should have known your license was suspended. If the Motor Vehicle Association has sent you notice that your license was suspended, and no return notice was indicated by the U.S. Postal Service on your MVA record, then you’re presumed to be aware of the suspension.

The status of your records, held by the motor vehicle administration, determines whether you’re going to be subjected to a fine or incarceration. The incarceration itself is serious, involving a year in jail and a thousand dollar fine, and should not be taken lightly.

Many prosecutors have difficulty weeding through driving records, which can result in people’s licenses being suspended in error. That’s why, at Archey Law, we pay special attention to detail. With years of experience handling these types of cases, we can look at your driving records and immediately tell you the problem and give you a plan for its resolution.
When going to court, one of the key things that you want to do is tell the judge or the prosecutor that you’ve fixed your license or taken steps one in order to get it fixed. That’s what they want to see. They want to see that you’re taking this seriously and you’re doing something about it and that’s something we can help with.


3. Driving without a license.

Another common traffic violation is driving without a license. If you’re driving without a license, nine times out of ten, you’re aware of that fact. However, sometimes people are unaware that their license has expired and didn’t think to get it renewed.

Our traffic attorneys can help determine whether you’re driving with an expired license or it’s crossed the point where you’re driving without a license entirely. We can help you navigate the court process and discuss your case with the prosecutor.

What's the typical process for someone who gets a traffic ticket or commits a traffic violation?

The first step is to go to the Motor Vehicle Administration and get a physical copy of their driving record. Next step would be to call us. Depending on the violation, we may be able to get the points down and help you figure out the situation. We will review your driving records and thoroughly discuss the circumstances of the stop to make sure that you were pulled over reasonably under the 4th amendment.

What resources are available to people with traffic violations?

Driver improvement courses are always recommended. Defensive driving courses have also proven to be helpful, especially when showing those credentials in court. At Archey Law, we know how to navigate the MVA to get the proper records, so we can be of most benefit to you.

About Archey Law

Just because you’re charged, doesn’t mean you’re a criminal.

Each of us can find ourselves in a situation with the law. Do we want to be viewed as a criminal? Of course not.

Just because you’ve been charged with a DUI, BUI, traffic violation, assault charge, drug charge, or any other kind of criminal offense does NOT mean YOU are a criminal.

Each day as an attorney I’ve reflected on the reality that any person could find themselves charged with a crime they never thought they would commit.

Helping good people in their darkest hour - this is why I practice law.


What is a DUI?

In Maryland, there are two different types of alcohol driving offenses.

The first is the 21902A statute, known as a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol). Within that one statue, there are several variations:

1. A DUI per se, happens when you get pulled over and fail to pass the test(s). When this happens, you go back to the barracks to give a breath alcohol concentration test or submit a breath alcohol concentration sample, yielding a result of over the legal limit: 0.08. This is what’s called per se, because the test stands on its own, showing you were intoxicated to that level. That is the highest level DUI offense we have in Maryland. The penalty is a year in jail and a thousand dollar fine for the first offense.

2. The next is a general DUI, when you’ve been pulled over for driving erratically. In this case, you have failed the field sobriety tests miserably and potentially didn’t give a breath sample at the barracks. The police can take the totality of these circumstances and present them to the court. The court may find that you were intoxicated enough to meet the higher level of a 21902A DUI.

The second is the general 21902B, commonly known as a DWI (driving while impaired). This is often more difficult for the state to prove and typically carries less penalty: 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

With a DWI, you were mostly likely pulled over, did marginally on the roadside field sobriety test, and did not submit a breath sample at the barracks after being taken into custody. When the prosecutor presents their case, they rely strictly on the roadside test to show that you were impaired to some degree. It’s not a high burden to meet, but the state can prove their case beyond reasonable doubt using those words, sight tests, police officer’s statements, experience, testing credentials, and such.

What are the consequences of a DUI?

For a DUI, the consequence is a year in jail and a $1000 fine, for the first offense. If you’re a subsequent offender, penalties can vary from two to three years in jail, depending on your number of prior offenses.

A DWI carries a standard 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

If you are convicted of these offenses, we always mitigate for probation, or something significantly less than the maximum fine.

What sets you apart from other BUI attorneys?

As a boater and fisherman, I understand BUI cases better than most attorneys. I speak the language and have had extensive experience working with the Department of Natural Resources police. As a result, I’ve prosecuted countless BUI cases in the Eastern shore.

Why choose Archey Law for hunting and fishing cases?

I’m both a hunter and a boater and have had experience prosecuting all types of hunting and fishing cases. Having lived in MD my whole life, I’m a local. Unlike just any attorney, I’m familiar with the areas, prosecutors, and the Department of Natural Resources Police.

What makes us different

Legal Expertise

At Archey Law, we fight for you. With a legal expert on your side, gain confidence as we find the best possible outcome for your case.

Direct Communication

When you contact, you won’t be passed along the chain. Speak directly to your lawyer, every time. Call, text, or email and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

Track Record of Success

Having worked in both prosecution and defense, we know the law from each side. We help you navigate the law and achieve the best possible results.

Local Attorney

Get unparalleled advantage in the local, legal area. Our founder, Yves Archey, has lived on the eastern shore his whole life. He is intimately familiar with the local geography and legal culture, giving you the best possible defense.

How it works:

Text, Call, or Email Us

Send us a message in whatever way that’s most convenient. You will receive a response from us within 24 hours.

Schedule a Consultation

We will schedule a time to meet or connect for a call. During this consultation, we’ll learn more about the details of your case and give you legal counsel.

Get a Plan

We will give you a plan to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

202 Tamarack Rd
Chestertown, MD 21620

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