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    Maryland Traffic Tickets

    In Maryland, receiving a traffic ticket can be a costly and unpleasant experience. Not only will you have to pay your fine and/or appear in court, but you'll also face long-term penalties in the form of increased auto insurance rates.

    Your Maryland Traffic Ticket

    When you receive a traffic ticket in Maryland, you must choose one of the following options:

    • Plead guilty by paying the fine.
    • Plead guilty but request a waiver hearing (if you have a legitimate reason why you violated the traffic law).
    • Please not guilty and request a trial.

    NOTE: You must complete one of the above options within 30 days of receiving your citation. Failure to do so could result in a MD driver's license suspension.

    Pay careful attention to all details on your traffic ticket. Depending on your violation, appearing in a Maryland court may be mandatory. This information will be included on your ticket.

    Pay Your Fine

    If you choose to plead guilty and pay the full fine, you can do so:

    • Online.
    • By calling (800) 492-2656.
    • By sending your payment to:
      District Court Traffic Processing Center
      P.O. Box 6676 
      Annapolis, MD 21401
    • In person by visiting your local district court.

    Request a Waiver Hearing

    If you wish to plead guilty to your traffic ticket but cannot pay the full fine amount, you can request a waiver hearing and plead "guilty with an explanation." This may waive your fine.

    To request a waiver hearing, check the appropriate box on your MD traffic ticket and sign and date it. Send your ticket to:

    District Court Traffic Processing Center
    P.O. Box 6676 
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    The district court will contact you with the details of your court date.

    Plead Not Guilty

    If you don't think you violated the traffic law as stated on your traffic ticket, you can request a court hearing to plead "not guilty." Sign and date your traffic ticket, check the "Request a Trial" box, and send the ticket to the District Court Traffic Processing Center at the address above.

    Maryland Driving Record & Points

    If you plead guilty to your traffic violation, this charge will be added to your Maryland driving record and the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will likely add points to your driver's license. The number of points assessed depends on the severity of your violation.

    For a comprehensive list of traffic violations and their associated points, visit the District Court of Maryland website.

    Accumulating too many driver's license points can lead to compulsory completion of a driver improvement program (DIP), a driver's license suspension, and even a revocation.

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    Insurance Rate Increases in Maryland

    When you plead guilty to a traffic ticket in Maryland, not only will you need to pay fines and maybe even court costs, it's also a good possibility that your auto insurance rates will increase. Your insurance company will decide on your premium based on your driving history and how many points you have against your MD driver's license.

    For more information about how traffic tickets will effect your auto insurance premium, contact your provider directly.