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Q: Charged with misdameanor second degree assualt. Do I have to report it to state insurance comissioner?

Met with commissioner more than thirty days ago, have not had initial court appearance, did I wait too long to report, and is there disciplinary action for that?

Stephen P. Shepard
Stephen P. Shepard answered on Jan 5, 2020

I believe your question should be directed to an employment law attorney.

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Q: Is an inmate, having been found guilty and has been incarcerated 7 yrs. of a 20 yr. sentence, eligible for an 8-580

program and what are the guidelines for his acceptance ?

Stephen P. Shepard
Stephen P. Shepard answered on Jan 5, 2020

Probably. Md. Code Health General 8-505 provides that, after sentencing, the court may order the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to evaluate a defendant to determine whether, by reason of drug or alcohol abuse, the defendant is in need of and may benefit from treatment if: (1) It appears... Read more »

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Q: If charged with second degree assault would it be good to take anger management classes before going to court?
Stephen P. Shepard
Stephen P. Shepard answered on Mar 14, 2018

Unless you are absolutely sure that you will be found not guilty, I would highly recommend anger management classes to you if you were my client and facing an assault charge. Many people do not realize this, but anger management classes can be taken online. You no longer have to sit through a... Read more »

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