I received a ticket (Maryland State 21, Subtitle 7 of the Transportation article violation) for driving past a stopped school bus with flashing lights and the stop sign extended in PG County, MD. I was on a two-lane road, going in the opposite direction from the bus. Looking at the footage, the... Read more »
You should request a trial and go to court. The judge will watch the video and you can testify to what happened. The judge will decide the case. If it was a camera ticket (as opposed to being stopped by a police officer), then there are no points assessed.
If you received a traffic ticket, you should request a trial within 30 days of the ticket and go to court. If the police officer does not appear, you would be acquitted. If the police officer appears, you can have a trial. Even if you are convicted, the judge can offer probation before judgment...Read more »
An attorney would need to review pictures of the intersection, the police report, and witness statements. In many bus only lanes, other drivers are permitted to enter the lane and turn just prior to the intersection. You can pull up pictures of the intersection using Google maps.
There is a possibility that criminal charges will be filed for malicious destruction of property in addition to a claim for damages for the belongings destroyed. There is no way to be sure whether criminal charges will be filed.
There are cases that hold that it is enough to search your car. The cases distinguish between the search of your car during a traffic stop and the search of your person when you are in a store. Of course, the issue turns on the facts of the stop and you should discuss that with an attorney.
The owner of the property can issue a warning that someone is not allowed on the property. If she comes on the property, she can be charged with trespass. It does not matter that it is the daughter of a resident.
A Public Defender should enter his or her appearance for him promptly. He should reach out to the Public Defender's office. As far as when they come to see him, that is a different matter. They are extremely busy and I do not know how they decide when to visit their clients who are incarcerated.
I recently saw a dashcam video where an individual was driving on a two-lane bridge (with no median or place to pull over) on the left-hand lane when a car cut them off from the right lane merging into their lane. They hit the car and swerved right, continuing to drive. Would that be a hit-and-run?... Read more »
Convictions or criminal record whatsoever nor do I have anything any record on my driving record. I unfortunately was laid off prior to being served, and with it being Christmas and having children have no funds for a lawyer, what do you believe to be the most likely outcome in my particular case,... Read more »
If you cannot retain private counsel, contact the Public Defender as soon as possible. Jail is unlikely for a first time offender. An attorney will likely be able to keep a conviction off your record. You should be prepared to make restitution which will be required and also go a long way to...Read more »
I am now 68 and really would like to travel out of the country. My spouse who is an immigration attorney advise me that we may run into issues with this conviction. I served 90 days in a work release program at the time and completed all issues surrounding the conviction. In recent conversations... Read more »
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