I was with a friend he’s a part collector but we got pulled over in his car and in the statement of charges it says loaded handgun but the gun was not even put together it was broke down to nothing basically
The police enforce violations of the vehicle code by way of issuing citations, warnings, and repair notices. Thereafter, depending on the nature of the citation, the court gets involved if you request a trial or hearing, or the MVA takes action based on imposing points, or suspension of vehicle...Read more »
No. First of all, the contents of a police report is hearsay, so unless the report has some non-hearsay evidentiary purpose, it will not be allowed over your objection even were the case not expunged. The police officer who wrote the report can be called to testify as to matters over which they...Read more »
I would suggest contacting competent counsel. You may eligible to file for post-conviction relief if you are on parole/probation or file a Writ of Error Coram Nobis, which is similar. You are not going to be the only one with this issue. I expect there will be numerous filings from others.
I have been on an Ankle Monitor since this whole thing started. On Tuesday of next week, it will be 90 days. The Maximum sentence for my charge is 90 Days. The Maryland Governor has lifted all the COVID restrictions. I still don't have a Court date. I'm filling a motion with the... Read more »
If you have money to pay a lawyer, a motion can be filed to modify the terms of bond. You have not been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment under the Constitution, nor double jeopardy. An argument can be made that the ankle monitor, if your freedom of free movement has been restricted, is the...Read more »
We are a membership organization of about 20 members. The president who goes contrary to our constitution removed about 9 members who oppose his leadership style. We have funds that belongs to all of us and we all need to affect the use of this fund even if we exit the organization as he wants. Our... Read more »
Take the organization constitution to a lawyer to review, and evaluate your legal options, as well as actions you can take under the constitution, such as calling a special meeting, holding a new election, removal of the president, etc., whatever the provisions allow. Recourse to the courts...Read more »
If the State cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt the seized item was a controlled dangerous substance [CDS] they cannot convict. Seized items are rarely, if ever, tested on at the scene, and typically sent out to a lab, or tested internally, depending on the size of the jurisdiction.
In most courts (all but Baltimore City, Prince George's County, and Montgomery County), you can file documents electronically by setting up an account. Otherwise, you must mail or hand-deliver all pleadings.
In a criminal case, the defendant is the person being charged with a crime. In a civil case, the defendant is the person being sued, as in Jane Doe, Plaintiff, vs. John Doe, Defendant. In some types of cases, like guardianships, name change petitions, or estates, there are no defendants, just...Read more »
If criminal charges have been filed, the case will proceed to trial unless the State's Attorney decides not to prosecute or the case is dismissed by a judge. The failure to state a claim is not the same as probable cause. Criminal cases are not usually dismissed for the failure to state a...Read more »
No, the prosecution must take place in the jurisdiction where the crime was committed, unless a change of venue is granted because pretrial publicity prevents the empanelment of a fair jury, or for some other compelling reason.
You cannot move to dismiss a conviction. You have 10 days to request a new trial, 30 days to appeal, and 90 days to ask for a modification of sentence. Otherwise, you would have to seek post-conviction relief which is much more difficult.
I don’t know the person it was not intentional it was my misjudgment due to me being intoxicated. Apparently she was an employee at the bar I went to. The person has not pressed charges yet that I know of but they’re asking for my info so I think they will. I have no history of a criminal... Read more »
Assault, probably 2d degree assault if no major injuries and no weapon used. Although a misdemeanor, it carries up to 10 years in jail. There’s a reasonable chance for straight probation and to avoid a conviction if no serious injury and it being a first offense, but you will need a lawyer. Get...Read more »
If you have a bench warrant / warrant / warrant for failure to appear in court.. and you sign up for a public defender at the district court commissioners office what do you do if the police come to arrest you or can they. do you gave them a copy of the commission's document regarding the... Read more »
If there is a warrant for your arrest, I do not think that your application for the public defender will make any difference to arresting officers. If the PD obtains an order recalling the warrant for you, you should keep a copy of that order, and show that to any arresting officers.
It varies. Technically, the State's Attorney's Office has 15 days (plus 3 more days if the motion is mailed to them) from the date the motion is filed and served to file an opposition to the motion, so the court is supposed to wait the response time--or until the opposition is filed if...Read more »
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