Q: How long will Maryland take to decide if they want to come pick up my daughter from WV on Misdemeanor charges from 2018
My daughter has been in prison in WV for 2 years made parole 11 days ago. found out MD has detainer. how long till we know
She served 2 years...made parole 11 days ago. Has 3 misdemeanor charges out of MD from 2018. How long does MD have to come get her? we are going on 2 weeks and she has yet to be told anything
A: Hire a Maryland criminal defense lawyer for the Maryland charges, and that lawyer will contact the prosecutor's office to see what their intentions are and whether the process can be speeded up or, potentially, if they are willing to drop the charges altogether and release the detainer. Extradition generally allows 30 days from date of notification fr Maryland to come get her, after which she would be released.
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A: If you follow Mr. Oakley's advice and the prosecutor won't drop the charges altogether, maybe they will agree to recall the warrant (or decline extradition) and allow your daughter a certain amount of time to present herself voluntarily as she has retained an attorney. She will make out much better short and long term if she presents herself to the court.
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