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
If the police did not enter the condo unit with the dog, and remained in the common public areas surrounding the condo, perhaps that is OK, but it depends on what is considered the “curtilage” of the condo unit(s) (in a normal single family house the curtilage is typically the home’s yard). I...View More
4th Amendment law is one of the most fact-dependent areas of law known. It's not possible to answer your question on the information provided. Can police bring a dog into your unit without consent, a warrant or an exception? No. Can they have a dog in a public area/common area of a larger...View More
I agree with both previous answers provided. Additionally, The United States Supreme Court has previously held that a K-9 performing a search on someone's porch entrance to the home without a warrant is considered a search in violation of the 4th Amendment. As mentioned previously, a common/...View More
I’m in montgomery county, Maryland. I want to expunge a Felony case from over 15 years ago. I purchased a copy of the indictment. My birthdate is incorrect on the first 2 pages and correct on the next 11 pages of the indictment. Someone used the incorrect birthdate and posted it on the internet... View More
Just file the petition using whatever information (name spelling, birth date) that is on the judiciary case search page for the case you’re expunging. Sign it and file it. The case will get expunged. Who cares about the birthdate on a case file that will no longer be visible?
You will need to speak with a lawyer. Discuss this with your parents and have them retain counsel for you. Whether you will go to jail depends whether or are charged as a juvenile or an adult, the type of weapon involved, the facts, possible defenses, the judge, and other factors.
Theoretically you could file criminal charges for a false arrest, but it would be a long uphill battle to show an Officer intentionally made a false arrest resulting in malfeasance or misfeasance. If you believe the Officer had no reasonable grounds to place you under arrest, you should seek...View More
Any answer is fact dependent. If you are facing a 2d degree murder charge, stop asking questions on a public forum and get a lawyer ASAP. Only a thorough review of the evidence in private will provide you with any useful information. If this is some academic question, then you'll need to do...View More
If you have a lawyer, ask him or her since that's what they are for, and stop posting on a public forum that may result in you incriminating yourself. If you do not have a lawyer, hire one (or apply to the Public Defender if you qualify). Your lawyer can obtain all such information through...View More
PACER only provides access to federal court dockets. For Maryland court records, you cannot access any actual court documents through the online Judiciary Case Search System. For Internet access to pleadings in Maryland, you need to register with Maryland Court E-File...View More
I read this, but request definition clarification, please:
§ 13-214. Prohibitions
(a) Except for the units of the organized militia and the troops of the United States, a body of persons may not associate as a military company or organization or parade in public as a military... View More
Maryland law defines two legal types of militia under the Public Safety Article 13-202. ALL other bodies of persons organized as a military company or organization are prohibited from acting in violation of the provisions you have cited to n 13-204. That’s it. There is no need to further define...View More
A person occupying or upon property they do not own and does not leave when asked, or returns after being told not to come on the land, is trespassing, and if that same person opens and enters any structure or building on the land, regardless of whether they were told not to be on the property, has...View More
Hello, a park ranger had detained me for metal detecting in a national park. He never read me my Miranda rights and forgot to make me sign one of the citations he gave me, but made me sign the other. He let me go, and 2 weeks later, he calls me and asks to meet with me in person to get more... View More
You never are obligated to discuss matters with government officials where there is a risk of criminal sanction for you. Even if you are arrested for this offense, you do not have to talk, or should you choose talk, you may elect to do so only with a lawyer present, and terminate any conversation...View More
If i live with someone but have no affiliation with them other than being a general tenant in the home of which i pay rent, and the co owner also lives there too, am i responsible for their animals also, in a legal aspect?
What about the other partial co-owner of the home, would they be... View More
Depends on the scenario. If you are one of the co-owners/landlords of the property, and the tenant owns the dogs, and they are renting a room in the property and have access to other common areas like the kitchen, then the owners of the property can likely get charged because they live in and have...View More
I got a new job, it’s been done through email so far, seems silly I know but I’m 18 and naive as heck apparently anyways, I get sent a check, I tell the bank lady what I thought it was for, the deposit it, my boss tells to go to Walmart and get money orders and send them else where. Later the... View More
This is actually a pretty common and well-known scam. If you're charged you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Don't make any additional posts about the situation online.
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