My boyfriend got charged with second degree assault I don’t want to press charges nor do I want to go court for this case how can I get it dismissed I reached out to the prosecutor but I haven’t been able to reach her yet so what I can do fast efficient to get it thrown out
It's completely out of your control. The people of the state of Maryland through the office of the state's attorney are prosecuting the case. The decision whether or not to proceed with the case is within the sole discretion of the prosecutor, not the victim. You can certainly make your...Read more »
The driver hit my parked car and ran off but was caught by our neighbor when he chased him and convinced him to go back to the scene which he did. The police arrived and found out that the driver apparently has a suspended license. Insurance company said that that most likely will happened is for... Read more »
depending on the age of your vehicle and the extent of the property damage, you may have a civil claim against the opposing individual for diminution of your vehicles value. however, you have not provided sufficient information to comment on whether it is worthwhile to pursue such a claim.
First offense (no priors) is important, but there are not enough facts to help a lawyer predict a possible sentencing option like that. Straight home detention, where jail of any kind is implicated, is not a typical sentence, although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that option is more available...Read more »
We have a estate lawyer for him but they won't tell them anything but that it's a active murder investigation, wouldn't it be vehicular manslaughter. officers turned the case over to the ASA but nobody called n told us that they won't let us see the video of the accident either... Read more »
The personal representative of the estate should retain a personal injury lawyer to pursue a survival action, and your brother’s heirs (wife, children, parents, siblings) should retain a personal injury lawyer to pursue a wrongful death action. I’m n these cases, the estate may prefer to not...Read more »
Hopefully the chance at probation before judgement remains though that would have to have been filed within 90 days of disposition. But if your lawyer (if you had one) did not do that you can seek post conviction relief and a chance to turn the conviction to a non-conviction.
It means displaying obscene materials (like pornographic magazines) where minors could have access. The penalties are criminal - one year and up to a $1000 fine. It does not require registration from my initial review of the statute. But it is nevertheless a serious criminal charge.
In Maryland you cannot use deadly force for property alone and you can only use reasonable force depending on the circumstances. If they are attacking the car with your family in it and you fear for their safety, you could likely use reasonable force to prevent the assault.
I'll only speak to Maryland since that is where you appear to be located. For crimes prosecuted in The district Court of Maryland, the only court date is typically the trial date. Any pretrial motions are addressed on the day of trial.
I am past year 2. First time offense. Have not gotten into trouble. I got bad advice from my past lawyer on this case. I want to get it expunged as soon as I can but I read that I might have to wait 3 years after my probation is over until I can apply for expungement with PBJ. Is that true?
A breeder required 300$ down payment to guarantee a puppy. He promised to send pictures of the female bluenose pitbull puppy, a copy of lineage and shot paperwork, and receipt for payment. After days of me attempting to contact him he refused to respond or and phone calls and texts. He than texts... Read more »
No police, he has committed no crime, they will do nothing for you. No basis to sue, he has not breached the agreement yet to provide you with a pitbull puppy. Unless you have a contract that states when he was supposed to provide you with pictures and paperwork, then the issue of whether he has...Read more »
There doesn't appear to be enough information in your question to be able to intelligently answer it. There are a lot of variables that could impact the answer beyond simply paying off a fine. You may wish to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in a confidential setting of...Read more »
There is little you can do. The choice to prosecute someone, or not, is squarely within the discretion and judgment of the prosecutor. If contraband items were found in someone's car, it makes sense that they would be charged. For example, someone does not need to 'own' an item to be...Read more »
I can't think of any criminal laws that would prevent that arrangement. Indeed I suspected happens frequently. You might want to consider reposting this question under a labor law or employment relations heading
I took a plea and faced 1 year max in jail time, but I didn't know she'd impose these harsh terms. I'm 22 years old. She pretended to sentence me the full year but it was actually a month which I learned later. I was told the terms of probation when I got out of jail. The pandemic is... Read more »
I assume you had a lawyer. You should go over your options with your lawyer, or contact another lawyer to discuss the details and what you can do. You list your location as Arlington, VA, but the question is posted for Maryland. Therefore, I will answer this question only based on Maryland law...Read more »
I have been photographed without my consent multiple times in a publicly used area. These photographs, along with phone calls, have been used to instigate issues with our housing management, we aren't sure to what end. These individuals have tried to bring us to court under pretenses, and one... Read more »
You can file for a civil peace order, and discuss the case with the police department or take out an application for statement of charges at the commissioner's office. You can also speak with a civil litigator about injunctive relief, defamation, false light and other civil claims wherein you...Read more »
Hello, a park ranger had detained me for metal detecting in a national park. He never read me my Miranda rights and forgot to make me sign one of the citations he gave me, but made me sign the other. He let me go, and 2 weeks later, he calls me and asks to meet with me in person to get more... Read more »
You never are obligated to discuss matters with government officials where there is a risk of criminal sanction for you. Even if you are arrested for this offense, you do not have to talk, or should you choose talk, you may elect to do so only with a lawyer present, and terminate any conversation...Read more »
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