If 5 or more people are evacuated, or removed to safe areas because of the threat, the State may be able to prove the case. It is not required that all 5 actually hear the threat directly, or that any of them hear the threat directly.
Theft carries the potential of a jail sentence, although unlikely for a first offender, it is not impossible. A theft conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. You should hire a lawyer, or if you qualify, seek the serices of the PD.
My sister drove my car into Pennsylvania because of a family emergency (she doesn’t own a car) and ended up getting into an accident. My question is if Maryland’s laws apply or if Pennsylvania’s laws apply since the accident happened out of state.
The state law where the offense occured/ law was broken would apply to the criminal charge of driving without a license. The state-of-accident law would likely apply in a civil case, although there could be complicated choice of law principles involved in that determination.
Grand jury proceedings are secret. You may not, and frankly likely would not, be aware of an indictment. In a typical scenario, if the case began in the district court and was set for a preliminary hearing, the indictment would be revealed and read into the record. There are other less common...Read more »
Anytime a fact pattern is presented that includes someone making a U-turn- there's a substantial possibility that they minimally contributed to the accident. If you wish to contest decisions that might have gone against you you should consult with a lawyer in a confidential setting.
If the State cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt the seized item was a controlled dangerous substance [CDS] they cannot convict. Seized items are rarely, if ever, tested on at the scene, and typically sent out to a lab, or tested internally, depending on the size of the jurisdiction.
If you have a bench warrant / warrant / warrant for failure to appear in court.. and you sign up for a public defender at the district court commissioners office what do you do if the police come to arrest you or can they. do you gave them a copy of the commission's document regarding the... Read more »
If there is a warrant for your arrest, I do not think that your application for the public defender will make any difference to arresting officers. If the PD obtains an order recalling the warrant for you, you should keep a copy of that order, and show that to any arresting officers.
I am currently suing the person that hit my vehicle, but didn't want to wait another 6 months to a year before my trial is scheduled. Should I contact my insurance company and pay the deductible to get my vehicle fixed? I have full coverage, but don't have full PIP coverage. I think this... Read more »
It might not be possible to reliably predict when a currently file case will make it to trial. As you know there are meaningful delays due to covid and there could potentially be more. It's a financial decision but you may well wish to pay your deductible and let your insurance company try to...Read more »
We have a friend who is at high risk of suicide. She was just released from a county detention center because of a violent altercation with her family during the suicide attempt and is legally obligated to receive an ankle monitor tomorrow.
We plan to transport her to the ER to be admitted... Read more »
If she is on pretrial release, she would run the risk of being revoked, and possibly charged with other offenses. Under the circumstances, you should coordinate closely with pretrial services and the court, and follow their guidance.
I admitted to everything and they searched my car and confiscated evidence for the case. I was terrified because I owe many people money and I committed these terrible crimes. I have never been in legal trouble before. Will I have to pay fines and possibly jail time? I stole debit cards and items... Read more »
This is a public forum, not protected by lawyer-client confidentiality. While it may be a stretch, it could be possible for an intrepid prosecutor to subpoena the posting information, and use your admissions as part of a case against . The better course is to seek the guidance of an experienced...Read more »
The State absolutely spends money on these cases. A first violation has a maximum of 90 days. There is a one-year sentence possible for subsequent violations. It's impossible to gauge how a trial may go without knowledge of the facts of the alleged violation. You should meet with a lawyer in a...Read more »
It could be part of a series of acts that constitute a crime, depending on the context. It's not possible to definitively answer your question without that context. Having said that, it's difficult to conjure a valid reason to deceive someone into thinking you are someone else-whether...Read more »
On August 23, 2020 while on vacation Plaintiff was injured (cut of left arm) at a Walmart store in the State of Kansas. However, Plaintiff resides in the State of Maryland. What are the statute of limitations and what state can the plaintiff file his complaint?
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