Mark Oakley's answer This data is gathered for the state. It’s used for all sorts of purposes. Budgets and resource allocation depend on it. Try calling the Administrative Office of the Courts in Annapolis for direction. The Maryland Sentencing Commission uses this info to update the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines. Each county State’s Attorney’s Office (and City of Baltimore) maintains statistical info on all crimes charged and their disposition. The criminal clerk’s offices of the District and Circuit...
Mark Oakley's answer You are asking a mixed question. States Attorneys have prosecutorial discretion to discontinue a prosecution for any reason by entry of a nolle prosequi (Latin for intention not to prosecute). There is a procedural rule on this, as well as a body of case law. They are not required to do so, however. Vacating a case refers to a case that has already reached a final judgment--in the case of a criminal charge, that means a guilty finding and sentence. Only a judge can vacate a conviction, and...
Mark Oakley's answer The test of constitutionality of anti-begging laws can be quite complex and very fact-based. Whether the particular law in question violates the First Amendment or other constitutional prohibition would require a detailed analysis which your post does not provide a sufficient basis to do. Many anti-begging laws have been upheld under Supreme Court precedent, while other have been struck down. If Maryland's appellate courts have not reviewed the particular law (or one just like it) in...
Richard Sternberg's answer Liens can be complicated, and lay people often misunderstand them. If you are asking whether you can be obligated in a lien to pay a judgment or some other debt that authorizes a lien on something specific, the answer is yes. There is no way to evaluate whether a lien has been perfected from the information you provided.
Mark Oakley's answer Yes. It’s not common, but there are occasional scenarios where the cause of the accident is in dispute, and an accident reconstruction expert is used to examine the location and extent of damage to each vehicle, skid marks on the roadway, calculate speed of vehicles based on impact damage, sight lines on direction of travel to determine when it was first possible for one driver to see the other car in order the gauge available reaction time, etc. There are many other scenarios other than...
Richard Sternberg's answer It depends on whether the defendants have a potential or actual conflict of interest, which most often arises if their positions are contradictory, such as where one of them wants you to lose and the other wants you to win or when one impleads for damages from the other for your claims. If you think you are going to take on U.S. Bank and Ocwen simultaneously pro se, you must be planning to lose, right? Do I guess correctly that this is a foreclosure defense, and both Ocwen and US Bank seek to...
Mark Oakley's answer If you’re in District Court, regular claim (not Small Claims under $5,000), you get 15. If Small Claims, there is no discovery, so none. If you’re in Circuit Court, you get 30, plus you can separately request any number of requests for production of documents by description, category or type.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer It would be nice to have the context of the questions. But, generally, you can absolutely dismiss a case at any time. I would request a dismissal "without prejudice" if you may have any desire to revise the claim.
Timothy Fizer's answer You have not provided sufficient details to be able to provide a reliable response. If this dispute arose out a contractual relationship, the contract may provide an answer, or at least guidance. If you are represented, this question is best directed to your own lawyer, who should explain this to you.
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer Unfortunately no. Once a divorce is final, you cannot go back and ask for alimony or any property division. Only custody and child support are modifiable.
If everyone has been following the agreement for four years and receiving the benefits of it, the court is not going to throw it out -- short of proving fraud at the time of creation. Not being in the right emotional state is not fraud.
Timothy Fizer's answer You have not provided sufficient details to be able to obtain a reliable answer. The likely answer, however, is "no" All colleges use multiple criteria for accepting students, and grades are only part of the equation.
Mark Oakley's answer Are you the one making the claim, or is the other driver? The proper venue is where the accident occurred. In almost all cases that is the jurisdiction suit must be filed in. A defendant can also be sued where they reside, but in an accident case you should stick to where the accident occurred. If you are the one suing, then beware: Virginia only has a 2 year statute of limitations, whereas Maryland is three years.
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.
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