My fiance and I are planning a move to PA and I was looking up laws that might pertain to our family in the future. On Findlaw.com it states that PA "is not one of the states that have stand your ground laws, but the state does follow the castle doctrine, which shares similar traits."... Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
Typically the disqualifying offense would be a crime of violence or a felony. I’m not aware of this being disqualifying per se for a gun but could imagine this would be a condition of probation or release.
Seek a peace order or protective order if this is someone who lives with you. You can also look into filing criminal charges for electronic harassment. I would start with the protective order though as I think that could solve your problem given the lower legal standard.
Yes: IF reasonable grounds for the stop were show and the refusal wasn't based on something impermissible like the officer telling you to sign a form and you could leave, then this is likely a case where your license is automatically suspended based on the refusal. If you have a CDL, you will...Read more »
It isn't automatic jail time - is discretion of the court, but it depends on a lot of factors like whether this is your first time DUI or whether this is a multiple and whether there was an accident and people were hurt.
Yes, but at that time it is an officer discretion situation. If the officer smells alcohol on your breath, probably this will kick in the field sobriety tests. It will depend on how you perform on those, also what you blow score is on the PBT. If it is, say .07, you are almost DUI level. An...Read more »
I am not aware of any statute of limitations on warrants. If you fail to appear for a case, for example, the warrant is going to sit there until it is addressed. I recently represented someone with a warrant from the 1990's that he is now addressing.
A friend of mine was sent to jail because he missed a day to show up for a pre trial meeting, so he got a warrant for his arrest and has a violation hearing assessment in a couple of days. What are the possible outcomes for him to get out of jail during this hearing or the court granting him to be... Read more »
I think my ex husband girlfriend will be representing him in our divorce and custody case, she's a lawyer and she's been posing as his lawyer in all of his resent defense cases. Who do I report her to? Is that a conflict of interest?
From what you have described it absolutely seems like a conflict. You can file a motion petitioning the court to order her withdrawal from the case. You can also contact the lawyer directly and insist she withdraw due to the conflict, if you are representing yourself or obtain a lawyer who would...Read more »
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