Mark Oakley's answer Maryland's statutes mostly appear in separate "Articles" divided by subject matter, and because your matter involves conduct or alleged wrongdoing of a licensed realtor or other real estate professional, those statutory code sections are found in the Business Occupations and Professions Article, under Title 17 of that Article.
(1) On completion, an investigation shall be referred directly to the Commission or its designee.
Mark Oakley's answer You will need a lawyer to research whether you can in this situation. Ordinarily a district court protective order may be appealed to the circuit court and is heard “de novo”, meaning you get a complete do-over. However, there is a general legal doctrine that holds that a litigant may not appeal an order they consented to. You’ll have to carefully review the specific statute your protective order was issued under (peace order or domestic violence order) and see whether there is anything...
Mark Oakley's answer Are you asking this question because you do not have a lawyer? You need to have a private conversation with your lawyer about this. It is impossible to know what you’re facing or what you should do without knowing all the facts. Talk with your lawyer or hire one. An offense at 16 years old should be a sealed juvenile matter unless you were charged as an adult. If this is your first adult charge you may be eligible to avoid a conviction.
Mark Oakley's answer You may be too late to file a motion to vacate the judgment if you let a few months of wage garnishment pass before acting. There is a requirement that a party act diligently once they become aware to set aside a judgment that was entered without proper service. If you knew of the pending case before judgment was entered, then you probably are out of luck.
Mark Oakley's answer You are subject to the maximum sentence provided by the law as it was in effect on the date of the offense. The sentencing guidelines are not binding, and a judge is free to consider any mitigating or aggravating circumstances in arriving at the sentence.
Richard Sternberg's answer This isn’t even close to the information a lawyer needs to appeal a case. If you are lucky, this is a de novo appeal from a district court decision. Regardless, there is no way around it: you need to pay for legal services, and you might want to start with a consult to determine whether you’ll be throwing good money after bad. But, if it is something like a foreclosure or a district court judgment, there may be time to recover this from a forfeiture. See a competent lawyer immediately.
2. Standing: Under MD Pub Util Code § 3-202, "a party or person in interest" can appeal. Federal law for FCC appeals construes similar language to require that the appellant/petitioner be a party to the regulatory proceeding, but I do not know what MD law says on that subject. One way to cure such a default would be to petition the MPSC for reconsideration, since under § 3-294, "if a rehearing...
June Marie Marshall's answer Did you work for the Post Office? If you were a PO employee, you would be covered under the NLRB, EEOC, or the collective bargaining agreement (if you were in the bargaining unit). You raise more than one dispute here, e.g., suspension and EEOC complaint. Each are different areas and have time limits. I can't help you without more information. When were you suspended? Were you in a bargaining unit? When did you file your EEO complaints filed? Have you tried to follow up with the EEOC?...
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer The problem is that a VOP is technically a civil proceeding. The sentence was already given out by the judge who then imposed it upon a preponderance of the evidence finding that the defendant violated probation. So the legal standard is different. Judges have wide latitude to impose the sentence.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Post conviction relief is generally used if the appeal fails. It must be on a number of grounds such as new evidence surfacing like DNA or that your trial counsel failed to provide adequate assistance at trial. An appeal is what you are allowed to file if timely and depending on what court you are in for a new trial (de novo appeal) or on certiorari if the case is a Court of Appeals case
Peter Munsing's answer An officer doesn't have to state the reasons he stopped the vehicle in any citation. He observed something wrong and can flag you over. If he's going to arrest or search he needs probable cause. In stop and frisk, it's the frisk that is more probable cause related.The officer can ask someone to stop he suspects of a crime. Now whether that person needs to comply is a little different in a street stop. Not so with a car. Focus on the violations and not the Con. Law
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer Double jeopardy prevents re-prosecuting a criminal case against someone, even if the full story was not told at the original trial. There are other legal doctrines that generally prevent the litigation of very old cases (although statute of limitations may not apply to certain acts like murder).
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