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Q: I took Alfred plea the judge that over saw the proceedings has recently been indicted and killed himself

Do i have any rightsI am now a convicted felon for a crime i didnt do with my jail time served and 3 yrs probation and alot of legal fees

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Sep 15, 2021

I would suggest contacting competent counsel. You may eligible to file for post-conviction relief if you are on parole/probation or file a Writ of Error Coram Nobis, which is similar. You are not going to be the only one with this issue. I expect there will be numerous filings from others.

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Q: My Cousin is demanding $150,000. What part of the Annapolis Police department handles extortion?

I believe I am the victim of extortion. My Cousin is demanding 150,000. What part of the Annapolis Police Department handles extortion?

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Jul 27, 2021

If your cousin is seeking 150K in exchange for not disclosing an illegal act he/she believes you have committed, I would suggest contacting counsel before contacting the police. An experienced attorney can advise of your rights against self-incrimination as well as your rights as a victim.

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Q: If a judge's ruling is ambiguous because of sarcasm, how should the defense go about challenging the ruling?

The judge denied a motion to "suppress all evidence relating to a confession made before being Mirandized" but is on record granting the motion for the defense. It seems the judge was being sarcastic when granting it and actually intended to deny it. The defendant was later found guilty.... Read more »

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Jul 2, 2021

You're going to have to provide more information. Also, if the Defendant is entitled to an appeal of the Court's ruling you may be on a tight time schedule.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Q: Does the "AND" at the end of section "A" mean both conditions need to be met to be illegal?

§ 4-110. Restricted firearm ammunition.

Universal Citation: MD Crim Law Code § 4-110 (2016)

(a) "Restricted firearm ammunition" defined. -- In this section, "restricted firearm ammunition" means a cartridge, a shell, or any other device that:

(1)... Read more »

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Apr 30, 2021

Yes this statute is written in the conjunctive which means the conditions in "A" and "B" both need to be met in order for there to be a violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Q: Please explain section B to me? It looks like it is only illegal to use this in the commission of a crime. Md Code 4-110

MD Crim Law Code § 4-110 (2016)

(a) "Restricted firearm ammunition"

(1) contains explosive or incendiary material designed and intended for use in a firearm; and

(2) has a core constructed, excluding traces of other substances, entirely from one or a combination... Read more »

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Apr 30, 2021

You're correct. Under this particular statute, it is illegal to use or possess essentially bullets, during the commission of a crime of violence. Example: If you had bullets in your possession during a robbery, but used a BB gun to commit the robbery, you could be charged under this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Maryland on
Q: You I bought a car a month ago. I went to a dealership. Since buying the car it has broke down on me 3 times,

I’ve had multiple issues, major issues. The car was as is but i did purchase a warranty. The dealership refuses to even talk to me. I asked for a CARFAX report and he says he gave me one but he didn’t. He refuses to give me one, i ended up buying one. What legal rights do i have?

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Apr 22, 2021

You should seek counsel familiar with Maryland’s Lemon Law. It is tricky but I have found that once counsel gets involved, the buyer gets a response. Again there are certain procedural and timing requirements that competent counsel can assist you with.

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Q: Police are building a case against me for multiple counts of credit card fraud and theft.

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 »

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Apr 16, 2021

I too agree with my colleagues. Anytime you have admitted anything to the police you have given them an advantage making it all the more important to obtain competent counsel immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can I get this ticket if my car has no front bumper on??
Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Feb 24, 2021

Absolutely. Mr. Oakley has summed up the law with regard to vehicle safety quite well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Maryland on
Q: How do I get an auto finance company to comply with requests from a GAP insurance company to settle an accident claim?

Auto finance company has consistently failed to provide all necessary documents needed by the GAP insurance company to settle a claim and pay off the balance on the car note. I am being billed for payments for a car that was declared totaled in an accident by my insurance company. This has gone on... Read more »

Michael Wilson McGraw
Michael Wilson McGraw answered on Feb 15, 2021

You should speak with an attorney. The auto finance company may be having some internal issues that you do not know about. Additionally, because you're paying on a vehicle that is totaled, the finance company is causing you to incur economic damages which you may be able to recover.

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