Promised early expungement, but new States Attorney doesn't want to grant. Plea deal was reached in Harford Circuit Court, and all components of deal were met in full and on time with no additional problems.
If you can prove the terms of the plea deal to specifically include early expungement (which all the state can do is agree not to object to it, or consent to the request, because it is up to the judge to grant such a request), then yes, you can enforce the plea agreement and block the State from...Read more »
Legal title means it’s yours. You own it. You cannot be charged with theft of your own property. You can be charged with trespassing, however, or assault if you go there and a fight ensues. If the vehicle is in the public street, go get it (use a spare key or have it towed). If not, or if you...Read more »
It's difficult to guess what's taking place here, but when government employees, public utility employees, or other people who have a valid reason for entering your property appear, they generally identify themselves and present ID. In many instances, their visits are announced ahead of time...Read more »
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...Read more »
Just leave. Only the police can request proof of identity, and then only after they have probable cause to arrest. In DC, there is a limited requirement to provide ID for certain pedestrian (street) offenses without arrest, but that would not apply here.
Yes. It’s called constructive possession: if it’s open in an area within reach, and everything in his car is in reach, it creates a rebuttable inference it was his. He has a defense, however, and cases like this can be won. Just because there’s probable cause to charge does not mean there’s...Read more »
The search warrant generally applies to an entire premises, unless it is limited by its terms. If not limited, they may very well search and seize your items. If that were to happen, you would need to retain counsel to either invalidate the seizure as to your possessions, or move to suppress any...Read more »
I was found guilty in 2016 of CDs possession and the maximum penalty then was for years however I was sentenced last week and the sentencing guidelines were changed to 6 months in October of 2017 so my question is is there any case law or statute that says weather sentencing goes by date of guilt... Read more »
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.
I think my ex husband girlfriend will be representing him in our divorce and custody case, she's a lawyer and she's been posing as his lawyer in all of his resent defense cases. Who do I report her to? Is that a conflict of interest?
From what you have described it absolutely seems like a conflict. You can file a motion petitioning the court to order her withdrawal from the case. You can also contact the lawyer directly and insist she withdraw due to the conflict, if you are representing yourself or obtain a lawyer who would...Read more »
report/cititation the reason they stop your vehicle. b) if not is that grounds for dismissal at a motions hearing regardless of any citations issued. c) what would be a good up to date case to cite e.g., Maryland V. Pringle, 540 U.S. 366, 371 (2003), or is their a more recent case. In my case I was... Read more »
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...Read more »
My uncle was stabbed and killed in the back 40 years ago. The man got off on self defense. Is there anyway to appeal or retry the case in court. I understand double jeporday, but I don't believe the full story was told with the recent discoveries I've made.
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).
Asked an officer for his name and badge number and was told "if you want to go this route I will place you back in this car and you can go to jail, say one more word and you can go to jail? Does this violate my civil liberties?
From your question it doesn't seem like the officer denied you any freedom of speech rights. But if you believe that your rights have been violated in some other way, consult a local civil rights attorney.
Probably not a good idea. You could be charged with carrying a dangerous weapon. See Md. Code Ann., Criminal Law, 4-101, for example. While "sword" is not specifically used in the definition, the police or prosecutor could probably find a way to charge you.
In Torcaso v. Watkins the U.S. Supreme Court found that Maryland's test for public office violated the first amendment. Have there been any other similar cases in Maryland? I'm just a little confused on the wording of articles 36/37 of the Maryland constitution and was hoping for some... Read more »
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