Chesapeake Beach, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: I'm charged with all misdemeanors traffic stuff and simple poss. Of cds not marj. But yet my case is in circuit Court

With no indictment or it being forwarded there by district Court I'm not understanding how it doesn't seem right

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Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: 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 methods that the case could originate in the circuit court, but, you mentioned a district court case. In any event, you are facing a circuit court trial. You should consult with a lawyer in a confidential setting.

Scott Scherr and Matthew J. Bronson agree with this answer

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The only way to clarify the situation is to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer, who can review the charges and what court they are pending in. You say they are all misdemeanors, but you may be misreading the charges.

Scott Scherr and Matthew J. Bronson agree with this answer

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