A valid Maryland driver’s license is a privilege that most Maryland residents cannot live without. Maintaining a valid driver’s license can mean being able to keep a job or being able to continue your education/job training if you are still in school. In Maryland, a traffic citation is titled, “Maryland Uniform Complaint and Citation.” Citations are issued by police officers when certain motor vehicle traffic laws have been violated such as not wearing a seat belt or speeding. On the back of each citation is information about what you must do: pay the fine specified or contest the citation in Maryland District Court.
Most Maryland citations are issued to the driver of the vehicle whether or not that individual is the owner. Red light camera citations and parking citations are issued to the vehicle’s owner regardless of who was driving.