Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer The question is whether the husband’s action connoted an impropriety with the juror and the case. I can’t tell from these facts but it is worth looking at. Contact the defense counsel with this ASAP for a potential appeal issue.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Sounds like an Atkinson case to me. I’ve won cases in similar situations when the evidence showed the car was being used for shelter and not transportation.
Of course - as every case is different and past success is not an indicator of any particular result in your case - it will depend on the specific facts in your case. Call our office for a free consult if you are seeking legal services and we are happy to discuss in more detail.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer You probably forfeited the bail when the court date was missed. You want a lot to happen for not having money to pay for a private attorney. That being said, you definitely need representation. I suggest you contact Office of Public Defender. If you qualify for their services they will assist you for no fee. If you have an outlet — such as a family member who can assist with funds - please do not hesitate to call our office for a consultation if the payor is able to help. But it sounds like...
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer I would really have to look that up. I would normally say no way except that an NCR and a finding of mental fitness subsequently would seem to allow that. I will try to get back on this one. This feels like a law school exam question.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer No. The courts and parole board make those decisions and both are immune from suit unless the release was due to negligent error. Then you might be able to sue the state.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Doubtful. Unlikely he gets a bail on that. But he clearly needs counsel as soon as possible. Call or have someone call our office if he doesn't already have private counsel and can afford through his family to pay for private counsel. Consult is free. (410) 244-5068
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Possibly. Depends when the incident occurred --- must generally be within 1 year to fulfill notice requirements -- and there would have to be some degree of damages. Deprivation of liberty could be part of that.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Almost anything. Maryland generally DOES NOT allow use of deadly force to defend against property. The gray area is that Maryland does allow citizens to make an arrest when warranted and that the castle doctrine means you ARE allowed to defend yourself within your home using reasonable force and deadly force only if it passes the specific test on use including "reasonable" fear of threat to health or safety.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Means he could be extradited into MD. He should hire both VA and MD counsel. MD counsel such as myself can help with the cases in MD where he Failed to Appear for court. It means he skipped or couldn't make 2 court dates and the judge set in warrants for both. Not sure what "fugitive without warrant" means. Might be a VA term.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer It could affect it but possibly not. I would need to see the specific facts of the case to determine whether this specific case falls into the category of excluded offenses or whether there was a grandfather clause for certain cases.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer You have asked the right person in a sense... I am the US Law Shield gun rights lawyer for Maryland, but I am not the attorney for PA. You should post this in PA rather than MD.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer I handle Maryland cases. The cost is determined by the seriousness of offense, record if any of the accused before this case, and complexity. I have handled cases in Calvert County and can absolutely help here. I think the best way to proceed is a free consult. Call me at (410) 244-5068. The charges and potential jail time depend on what specific charges were filed against your friend. I can't know that without looking it up.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer MD says you can be asked about convictions not arrests. Don’t answer about arrests. Leave that blank unless he’s applying for a certain type of job where that can be required such as a police officer
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer It is the code the deals with inmate assault. If you get convicted, the sentence is consecutive to other sentences and it cannot be suspended. That’s just the sentence part- VOP would be on top of that.
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