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Prince Frederick, MD 120110 – Received as a Nixle Notification
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Traffic Message has been issued by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday December 1, 2010 10:18 AM EST
Attention all Drivers! Important law change, regarding traffic citations. See your (Nixel) email for further details.
If you receive a traffic citation in Maryland, a new law has changed what you are required to do in response to that citation. The new law requires that you must:
1. Request a trial date at the date, time and place established by the District Court; or
2. Request a hearing regarding sentencing and disposition in lieu of a trial, (meaning you do not dispute the truth of the facts as alleged in the citation, but you with to be heard regarding sentencing); or
3. Pay the full amount of the preset fine.
The law requires that you make one of these three choices and notify the District Court within 30 days of receiving the traffic citation. (Instructions are printed on your copy of the citation.) If not, the MD Motor Vehicle Administration will be notified and may take action to suspend your driver’s license. The law does not apply to traffic citations for “must appear” offenses. The court will automatically notify you of a trial date.
For further information, visit www.mdcourts.gov/district or call 1-800-492-2656
For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4202718/?sub_id=336475.