Mark Oakley's answer 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 sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. He needs a lawyer.
Mark Oakley's answer Meet with an experienced defense counsel beforehand and go over what you might be asked and what you know. Anything you tell the lawyer is privileged. Invoking your Fifth Amendment right must be done properly, and the lawyer will guide you. If this is before a federal grand jury make sure the lawyer is admitted to practice before the federal court in Baltimore. If anything you say may tend to implicate you in criminal activity then you can claim the 5th. If you are then offered immunity then...
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer The question is whether the husband’s action connoted an impropriety with the juror and the case. I can’t tell from these facts but it is worth looking at. Contact the defense counsel with this ASAP for a potential appeal issue.
Mark Oakley's answer These are misdemeanors, but you do not want any kind of a record, and usually something can be worked out to keep your record clean. Obviously it depends on the seriousness of any assault (injuries, etc.), but many times with no real injury the officers can be convinced to let the assaults go and your lawyer can work out some deal with the disorderly conduct, perhaps community service and a dismissal (this depends on other factors, but is a reasonable outcome for most first offenses of this...
Mark Oakley's answer Yes, there are laws that criminalize what your friend did. Publishing such content to any third person without the consent of those in the video or photo is a crime. It does not have to be generally available to the public at large.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Doubtful. Unlikely he gets a bail on that. But he clearly needs counsel as soon as possible. Call or have someone call our office if he doesn't already have private counsel and can afford through his family to pay for private counsel. Consult is free. (410) 244-5068
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer The issue is health and safety. If your health or safety is being threatened, that is grounds. A judge will have to agree but the threat of shooting and killing is prima facie evidence if what your child said was true.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer Not good, but then again he hasn't been convicted of anything. Step one: win the 2 assault case. If he's not guilty of that, then there won't be an issue with parole I wouldn't suspect. Has the case been charged criminally or was this a ticket situation in the jail?
Eric Todd Kirk's answer These are obviously serious charges. If your friend has been charged as an adult, he faces in excess of 25 years in prison. Because of the number of charges, possible sentences may be impossible to predict at this point. He, or his family should immediately seek a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Peter Munsing's answer Be very difficult to see how you wouldn't unless there were witnesses.Sounds like you have issues you need to discuss with a counselor experienced in violence resolution so neither of you gets any more injured.
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