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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Q: Can a convicted felon own a BB gun or air soft gun? I know a convicted felon can own

A black powder gun and bow and arrow so can a convicted felon own a BB gun in Maryland can someone please help

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

In Maryland, the legality of a convicted felon owning a BB gun or airsoft gun is not entirely clear, as these types of guns are not specifically addressed in Maryland's firearms laws. However, it's generally advisable for convicted felons to avoid possessing any type of gun, even if it is... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Q: can i have felony conviction of aiding and abetting (tax fraud) expunged after 25 years in state of maryland

no jail time, ordered to pay restitution for 3 years..

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In Maryland, expungement eligibility for a felony conviction like aiding and abetting in tax fraud depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of your case, the type of conviction, and your criminal record since the conviction.

Generally, Maryland law allows for certain...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: I was wondering with the statute code 27-286 am i eligible for an expungement. This happened back in April 25, 1996.
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Oct 11, 2023

Yes, these charges can generally now be expunged. There are some variables, as old Article 27, Section 286A, 286B and 286C are all different from Section 286 (without a capital letter attached). Former Article 27, Section 286 has been recodified under Criminal Code 5-602. Both a misdemeanor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: How do I remove an unrelated persons name from my indictment?

I’m in Silver spring, Maryland. I’m attempting to expunge a felony marijuana case from over 17 years ago. In the process of filing the paperwork, I discovered my date of birth on the internets case search was incorrect. I decided to purchase a copy of the indictment. In the indictment docket I... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 5, 2023

It depends on whether the mistakes were made by the clerk when updating the online Judiciary Case Search system, or whether these were errors made in-court by the judge at the time of sentencing or earlier in the charging documents by the police or prosecutors at the start of the cases. If the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Tax Law, Banking and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: I lied and disputed 1,500 from betmgm. There's already 1,200 in the account that the bank gave back. Can I be arrested?

Hello, I made a stupid decision. I opened an m&t checking and savings account last month on the 18th. A few days ago, I downloaded bet mgm (an online gambling site) and placed a few bets. I had just gotten paid 1,000 from my current job.. So I bet with that money and ended up with $1500. So... View More

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Nov 3, 2023

You should stop posting information online since you have admitted to a crime. You could be charged with fraud and theft. I would not speak further with anyone about this case. You should retain counsel if you are charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: How do I expunge a case that has my incorrect birthdate?

I’m in montgomery county, Maryland. I want to expunge a Felony case from over 15 years ago. I purchased a copy of the indictment. My birthdate is incorrect on the first 2 pages and correct on the next 11 pages of the indictment. Someone used the incorrect birthdate and posted it on the internet... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on May 29, 2023

Just file the petition using whatever information (name spelling, birth date) that is on the judiciary case search page for the case you’re expunging. Sign it and file it. The case will get expunged. Who cares about the birthdate on a case file that will no longer be visible?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Someone I know was on probation and owes restitution. He’s made some payments on it, but what’s gonna happen?
Eric Todd Kirk
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answered on Jul 18, 2022

He should make the rest of the payments as directed by the court to avoid potential issues.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Can the police receive an anonymous tip than bring a dog to smell around a condo without a warrant, To get a warrant?
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answered on Jun 3, 2022

4th Amendment law is one of the most fact-dependent areas of law known. It's not possible to answer your question on the information provided. Can police bring a dog into your unit without consent, a warrant or an exception? No. Can they have a dog in a public area/common area of a larger... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Maryland on
Q: Does veterans status play in drugs charge with a side arm ( pistol) on the outcome?
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answered on May 12, 2022

If you have been charged in Baltimore City, you should see if you are eligible for Veteran's Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Is Maryland will you go to jail for first offense felony, first degree assault with a deadly weapon at 16 years of age
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Feb 23, 2022

You will need to speak with a lawyer. Discuss this with your parents and have them retain counsel for you. Whether you will go to jail depends whether or are charged as a juvenile or an adult, the type of weapon involved, the facts, possible defenses, the judge, and other factors.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: can you file criminal charges against a police officer for false arrest - - false imprisonment

can you file criminal charges against a police officer for false arrest - - false imprisonment

Matthew J. Bronson
Matthew J. Bronson
answered on Dec 10, 2021

Theoretically you could file criminal charges for a false arrest, but it would be a long uphill battle to show an Officer intentionally made a false arrest resulting in malfeasance or misfeasance. If you believe the Officer had no reasonable grounds to place you under arrest, you should seek... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: What are some reasons that 2nd degree attempted murder can be minimized ?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Nov 17, 2021

Any answer is fact dependent. If you are facing a 2d degree murder charge, stop asking questions on a public forum and get a lawyer ASAP. Only a thorough review of the evidence in private will provide you with any useful information. If this is some academic question, then you'll need to do... View More

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Q: Can a person that was convicted of felony charges (and has served)purchase/use a muzzleloader in the State of Maryland.?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Aug 12, 2021

(1) the prohibition only applies to "disqualifying felonies" -- so that needs to be addressed first, but assuming you have a disqualifying felony, then

(2) Maryland's prohibition bars a convicted felon from posessing either a "regulated firearm" (handgun or one...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Can You Contact A Court Or Judge Regarding A False Arrest.

Can You Contact A Court Or Judge Regarding A False Arrest. That You Have/ Had A Court Trial For After 10 Year Upon Conviction. To Have It Dismissed. You Just Write/ Email Evidents Regarding??

Kristen M. Martin
Kristen M. Martin
answered on Aug 1, 2021

No. You should contact a local Attorney for assistance. Many lawyers offer free consultations for such matters and you should consider speaking with an attorney about your options. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: I keep seeing "Sheriffs Return" on my criminal dockets involving an open case. What does that mean?

I haven't received any paperwork from my local sheriff's department, but there have been 4 new "Sheriffs Returns" documents on my case since March of 2021.

& I have a tracking number for DNA that was collected. When I use the tracking number to see if it has been... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Mar 10, 2021

If you have a lawyer, ask him or her since that's what they are for, and stop posting on a public forum that may result in you incriminating yourself. If you do not have a lawyer, hire one (or apply to the Public Defender if you qualify). Your lawyer can obtain all such information through... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: In reference to a previous question regarding crimes being committed more than 15 years old. Is it 15 years since

the guilty conviction, or 15 years since completion of the sentence?

Another question, If I have a PACER account; will I be able to access any court documents that are posted on case-search? For example, A "Sherrif's Return" document?

What does "Sheriff Return" mean?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 6, 2021

PACER only provides access to federal court dockets. For Maryland court records, you cannot access any actual court documents through the online Judiciary Case Search System. For Internet access to pleadings in Maryland, you need to register with Maryland Court E-File... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: I read all that, but I am looking for a clear definition of "organized militia"

I read this, but request definition clarification, please:

§ 13-214. Prohibitions

(a) Except for the units of the organized militia and the troops of the United States, a body of persons may not associate as a military company or organization or parade in public as a military... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 8, 2020

Maryland law defines two legal types of militia under the Public Safety Article 13-202. ALL other bodies of persons organized as a military company or organization are prohibited from acting in violation of the provisions you have cited to n 13-204. That’s it. There is no need to further define... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: Can The Owner Of Land Call The Police / Unlawful Detainer Regarding Adverse Possession

Regarding Adverse Possession Or (Adverse Possession Squatting Rights And And Is Trespassing Loitering BNE Under Adverse Possession Or Squatting Rights

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Nov 11, 2020

A person occupying or upon property they do not own and does not leave when asked, or returns after being told not to come on the land, is trespassing, and if that same person opens and enters any structure or building on the land, regardless of whether they were told not to be on the property, has... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Intellectual Property and Social Security for Maryland on
Q: I received an email about because I got a notice of le a legal proceeding should I take it seriously

Case File : PS0103019

Court House Address- -United States District Court 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007.

Lawsuit Cost - $4526.65(Including Attorney Fee/Court Fee/All Taxes)

Last Date to File Lawsuit - July 28th 2020.

Attorney Name- Paul Smith (Sr. Attorney in... View More

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jul 28, 2020

It's a scam. Ignore it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Maryland on
Q: Am I obligated by law to attend an 'additional' meeting after a park ranger has already detained me and let me go

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... View More

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answered on Jun 2, 2020

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... View More

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