Driving Without Insurance

Uninsured Driver Defense Attorney Westminster Maryland

In Maryland there are certain minimum automobile insurance requirements that all car owners must adhere to. These requirements are for your own good as they ultimately protect you, loved ones and other drivers in case of an accident. Often times however car insurance can be costly and unaffordable. Regardless, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle in Maryland without insurance.

Driving Without Insurance Penalties

Since driving without insurance is a illegal in Maryland there are various penalties associated with being convicted depending on how you were caught. The following penalties, fines and fees may be imposed by the MVA on an uninsured motorist in Maryland:

  1. Lose of license plates and vehicle registration privileges.
  2. Pay uninsured motorist penalty fees for each lapse of insurance – $150 for the first 30 days, $7 for each date thereafter.
  3. Pay a restoration fee of up to $25 for a vehicle’s registration.
  4. Be prohibited from registering any future vehicles until all insurance violations are cleared.
  5. Have license plates confiscated by an authorized tag recovery agent, once registration suspension is in effect.
  6. Pay a fine of up to $1,000 and/or 1 year imprisonment if operating a vehicle without insurance coverage.

Also it is listed as a 5 point violation to be cited as driving without insurance, a violation of MD transportation code Title 17.

Contact A Westminster MD Driving Without Insurance Defense Attorney

Being charged with driving without insurance can cause you a substantial amount of aggravation on many levels such as financial, legal and professional. If your license is suspended your ability to remain employed may be impacted. It may make sense to call a skilled Westminster Maryland Traffic Ticket Lawyer to help protect your rights. Contact our Westminster Maryland attorneys here.

Our Carroll County MD attorneys serve all of Maryland including Westminster, Taneytown, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Sykesville, Lutherville, Timonium, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Essex, Manchester, Hampstead, Woodbine, Pikesville, Edgemere, Kingsville, Middle River, White Marsh, Middle River & Nottingham, Maryland.