Continuing ourseries of posts here at your favorite Baltimore Criminal Defense firm, “Traffic Lawyer Series” where we break down the exact charges you may face and what the State must prove for you to be guilty. For our first post, click here: Driving without a license. Also, Check out Driving on Suspended or Revoked License! Now, Driving Uninsured!
17-107 Driving Uninsured Vehicle
According to Maryland Transportation Article 17-107, you are guilty of Driving an Uninsured Vehicle if: (1) You drive a vehicle and know or have reason to know that the motor vehicle is not insured; or (2) You are the owner of an uninsured vehicle and knowingly allow another person to drive it. The penalty for Driving an Uninsured Vehicle, with or without an accident, is 5 points and you must appear in court where you can face up to 1 year in jail and/or a $1000 fine.
Traffic lawyer bottom line
If you find yourself charged with Driving uninsured, you could easily spend some time in the detention center if it is a repeat offense. It is not a charge to be toyed with lightly. There are, however, a number of good defenses and factors that can reduce your charge. That’s why it’s so vitally important to keep your favorite Baltimore Criminal Lawyer’s number handy!