Howard County Criminal & Personal Injury Lawyers


7226 Lee Deforest DR #207
Columbia, MD 21046

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Howard County Criminal Lawyers

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Traffic Violations

Traffic Offense

An individual convicted of a traffic offense in Maryland faces many serious consequences, which may include jail time, points on his or her driving record, fines, and increased insurance rates. Additionally, there are many situations whereby the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will take action against one’s license seeking to suspend, revoke or otherwise restrict driving privileges. In some instances, one offense alone is enough to suspend or revoke one’s license. However, prior to having driving privileges suspended or revoked, drivers are entitled to and should undoubtedly pursue a hearing. It used to be that if you did nothing you would get a trial notice. Not anymore! You must affirmatively request a hearing or could be automatically suspended. That is where we come in. Call us now to get the ball rolling and protect your license.

The attorneys at Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) have years of experience handling traffic cases of all varieties in the District and Circuit Courts as well as the MVA, and represent clients in all Maryland and Federal traffic offenses, including:

  • DUI / DWI
  • Driving while Suspended or Revoked
  • Driving without a license or insurance
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Negligent or Reckless Driving
  • All other traffic violations
  • Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings (MVA Hearing)


Offices in Columbia, but serving Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Queen Anne’s County. We have successfully handled, and will handle cases in counties not listed on a case by case basis.


Criminal Cases

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Child Physical Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) or Drugs
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • Juvenile Court
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) or Drugs
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Traffic Cases
  • Violation of Probation

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to a trial, by an impartial jury…and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him…and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” (6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)



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