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Payable Traffic Citations

For many years if someone was charged with a payable traffic citation in Maryland, they did not need to do anything if they wanted to contest the ticket(s) at trial.  If the citation was not paid, the court would just set a court date. 

The law was changed by the legislature effective January 1, 2011.  Now, if you want to contest the ticket, you must follow the directions on the ticket to request a trial date within thirty days of receiving the ticket.  This is causing a lot of confusion.  If you do not either pay the ticket or request a trial date within thirty days the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) with suspend your driving privilege for “failure to comply”. 

Many people are unaware and surprised to learn their license is suspended while they honestly thought they were waiting for the trial date that hadn’t yet been set.  Be careful!.

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.

free initial consultation

Attorney Kodzis offers anyone who has been arrested (and those who are seeking an attorney to represent another who has been arrested) a free initial meeting. He is also willing to make in-home, hospital and prison visits if clients cannot meet him at his office in Pasadena, Maryland.

Law Office of Richard Kodzis
Phone: 410-729-1080
Toll Free: 866-743-6853
Fax: 443-926-9612
Physical Address: 8611 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 502 Millersville, MD 21108

Dismissals & Wins

Attorney Kodzis's client was stopped for speeding on a rural road early in the morning.
Our Client allegedly had a “moderate” odor of alcohol. Officer had the Client step out of vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests
(SFSTs) which he said the Client did not do to his satisfaction.

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When the officer attempted to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystgmus
(HGN/”eye check”), the client explains to the officer (truthfully) that he has a glass eye. The officer does the HGN anyway,


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Client had been up all night and had two glasses of wine five hours earlier.
Police say he drove erratically, moderate odor of alcohol and appeared
unable to comply with simple questions.

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