Questions Answered by Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr

Q: File a motion to retry case .. A juror husband was there everyday talking with detective he said “i wish u were a juror”

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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.

Q: Can you get a DUI if you weren't driving while drunk? I was parked and asleep.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
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.

Q: Got a failure to appear in Anne Arundel County in 2014, petty theft. Bail forfeited.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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...

Q: I’ve been subpoenaed to testify against my child's father for 2nd degree assault but I don want too what should I do

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 31, 2018
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
Who subpoena’d you? The State’s Attorney’s Office or defense. Tell State’s Attorney’s Office if it is them that you don’t wish to testify.

Q: Where would I begin looking for an attorney for grandson who is a criminal defendant with mental health issues?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
We handle these issues and you can call us at 410 244-5068. The initial consult is free.

Q: Can a person who previously had a ncr conviction for first degree murder become a gun dealer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: Can the State be sued for releasing someone who murdered previously and then murdered again 2 months after release?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: My bf is charged with first degree murder , first & second degree assault, &with deadly weapon will he come home

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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

Q: Can i sue if a police they lock me up for a burglary i didnt commit and mistake me for the guy who did it .

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: What crimes would be charged against a subject for self defense of their home or property?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: My son lives in MD and currently has three outstanding FTA warrants. He was in VA and Stafford County police picked him

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: My son is currently serving 18 months for theft under $1000. He is now being charged for vagabond theft under $1000.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
Depending on if he's convicted and whether any part of the prior sentence included probation and backup time.

Q: am i eligble for a hql if i have a charge for resisting arrest without violence in another state

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: Contradiction on Findlaw.com over Stand Your Ground, and Castle Doctrine in Pensylvannia. Does PA support S.Y.G or not?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: Hello my friend was just arrested for keeping a rental car. What is she facing and what cost for an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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.

Q: Husband had dui 12 yrs ago, took class and given unsupervised probation for a year judge said no record after that

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018
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

Q: What can I do if I don't want to testify

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
Plead the 5th if you are the defendant. No inference can be inferred by your silence under the Constitution and the jury will be so instructed as well

Q: I was arrested on felony drug charge in Kentucky. I'm I'm currently released on Bond. What happens if not indideted

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
Is this a KY case or a MD case? MD depends on how the case resolves. Can’t speak for KY...

Q: What is a typical sentence for an inmate convicted of violating section 3-210 of the Maryland Criminal Code?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 24, 2017
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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