Q: Retain an attorney for an Appeal of a Replevin / Show Cause hearing. The defendant is my son who has tried to murder me!
The defendant is my son who hates me enough to murder me and failed. I provided $300.00 to the purchase of the dog, "Bear", paid for over $2000.00+ medical bills, paid for all but eight? bags, of dog food, poop bags, treats, cared for him twenty-four hours a day even when my murderess son lived with me, and specifically after he left. Carroll County ASPCA and Animal Control deemed me the owner since I threw my son out on June 30, 2019 and after three days of abandoning Bear, under a Carroll County Ordinance about pets. My son, ex-husband and daughter-in-law were instructed by a Mount Airy, Maryland Law Enforcement officer that the dog was no longer his, and to leave the residence, which they didn't do, until my son assaulted me. I lost at the Replevin/ Show Cause hearing even with 150+ pages of receipts, bank statements, letter from primary care doctor, a report of my son assaulting me. MY SON WANTS TO CRUSH ME ALONG WITH MY EX-HUSBAND, please help me fight back against pure evil.
A: Assuming that the case was litigated in district court, an appeal could be taken to the circuit court within 30 days. However, it is not clear from the question if the time to file an appeal from the original judgment (as opposed to the decision in the contempt/show cause hearing) has passed. Separately, a cause of action might be available for the alleged murder attempt, depending on what the facts and circumstances are. That would of course also potentially be a criminal matter.
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