So I was given 3 years probation plead guilty but was given a PBJ I want to close my probation early my only conditions are comply with mental health which I have been doing but I have been doing other classes also have certificates , enrolled in college, no issues on probation my probation isn’t... View More
You can always file a motion requesting that the judge terminate probation early or even request an early expungement of your criminal record. However, whether the timing and reasons in support of your request are sufficient or appropriate at this time would require more evaluation. Discuss this...View More
Your best bet is to hire an attorney to file a motion to recall the warrant. If the motion is granted, the warrant will be quashed and your case will be set for trial. The attorney can then represent you at trial.
Your option is to turn yourself in while ready to pay the $1,000.00 bond or...View More
When a person absconds from parole, it could lead to legal consequences. In Maryland, as in other states, absconding from parole may result in a parole violation. The specific consequences can vary depending on the terms of your parole, the policies of the parole board, and the laws in your state....View More
It means that the probation has been terminated and is over. It was terminated unsatisfactorily which could affect the future ability to get the charge expunged and future probation conditions. The Defendant has been released from jail.
I was at a red light in Baltimore City, but right at the city/county line and county police hit the vehicle I am in and arrest me and the other 3 passengers. The commissioner decides that there was no probable cause and I am released on recognizance. The police say that they are holding the car and... View More
A lawyer will need to review all the details and facts, and file a motion to suppress; however, if the search of the vehicle was incident to a lawfully obtained and issued search warrant, then the evidence may not be suppressed, despite the initial stop lacking probable cause. That will be an...View More
Engaging in physical violence to retrieve stolen property is generally not advisable and can potentially lead to legal consequences. In situations like this, it is recommended to prioritize personal safety and contact the appropriate authorities, such as the police, to report the theft and provide...View More
The statute of limitations for commencing a civil suit is 3 years, so that has expired. You can file the lawsuit, but if the defendant raises the statute of limitations as a defense, you lose. It is an affirmative defense, so the defendant has to raise it or he waives it. Your facts also support...View More
I work for a ride-share company and recently had my account deactivated because a rider lied that I had drugs with the intent to sell. This is absolutely false. I need to know the name of the rider who defamed me, but the company will not share the contact information for the rider. Is there any... View More
You will need to discuss the issue with an employment attorney, and explore whether you have a wrongful termination lawsuit or other type of claim you can file. In a civil legal action you can compel responses to interrogatories (written questions that must be answered under oath), demand...View More
My ex fiancé of 5 years decided to walk out one day and get with someone new. After only 4 months, she contacted me and Has been having an affair with me for 8 months. I recently exposed her as she and I both knew I had been keeping tabs on her lies. Now that she’s caught up she claimed she... View More
You need to go to court and fight the accusations. Full stop. Everything else is of secondary importance. You will need to hire an attorney and combat the accusations. Unfortunately, most states do not have a penalty for making false accusations regarding protection orders. But you cannot...View More
"Unlawful" contact --as opposed to "no" contact" -- would mean any contact that violates the law. Any criminal offense, for instance. If the pretrial release on bond conditions include the common restriction to have "no contact with the victim" then any contact...View More
Birthdate. We live in Pa. She’s a top student & has never been in trouble.Can she plead guilty & ask for the diversion program? What is the best avenue to try to get a misdemeanor off her record? Thank you.
I wholeheartedly agree with my colleagues' previous responses. Having handled countless cases involving young adults using internet generated fake I.D.'s, it is not uncommon, provided a Defendant has no prior convictions or similar offenses in their history, to avoid formal prosecution....View More
Proving guilty requires proof of criminal agency, meaning being able to prove that the person charged with the crime actually committed it. If all the have is a silver Honda civic with no license plate or other uniquely identifiable characteristics then they can’t even identify the owner of the...View More
The Tax-General code citation is a criminal misdemeanor that carries up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine, and the Business Regulation code citation is a criminal misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Both are "must appear" charges, meaning you can't...View More
If the crime you’re on probation for carries jail as a penalty, then yes, jail is always an option. It will depend on the seriousness of the violation. If you were order to have no contact with the victim, then it doesn’t matter how good your intentions were as far as it being a violation, but...View More
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
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
I was planning on having my mother drive me to Frederick md for the possession of cds not Marijuana charge and request a jury trial because I heard that circuit Court easier on cases like that being they are used to trying major felony cases that question 1 is that a good idea? Question 2 my mother... View More
Take an Uber or call a friend and get to your court date. Only pray a jury trial on advice of experienced counsel who is familiar with your case, the judge you’re in front of and the prosecutor. You can always appeal an adverse result in District Court to Circuit Court and get a do-over so...View More
I got a copy of the subpoena from google but I don’t have to appear in court my name or address is not in the subpoena they only request google to turn in the documents they want.I have no idea why this happened and I am confused.
Am I being investigated?I haven’t been contacted by any... View More
Retain counsel now so you have an attorney lined up to call in the event you are contacted by police or charged. A experienced criminal defense lawyer can act much more quickly and effectively than you can to protect your rights and secure your release on bond in the event of arrest and detention...View More
He needs a lawyer. He’s facing not only these new charges, but a violation of probation on the assault case. Both can lead to jail. Firearm cases are treated seriously. But what can or will happen to him cannot be predicted with so little information. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney...View More
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