Maryland courts can grant an annulment to a party who was fraudulently induced to enter into a marriage as part of their general equity powers under Family Law Code Section 1-201(b)(3). There is no stand-alone statute that addressed "fraud in a marriage" and it is unclear what you are...Read more »
It was a first offense, I never even had a parking ticket prior. Good standing in society but was associated with someone of whom I was dating and I did not know that he had a felony charge in his past. I was studying for my insurance license for a bail bond business. When I purchase my weapon,... Read more »
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 »
My son is in Federal prison and is almost out for his sentence but can't return to MD as a release because of a warrant for VOP for restitution over 20 years ago he didn't pay. He has been in prison 7 years and did not have access to money to pay this restitution and wants to be released... Read more »
Although Ive been assured verbally that I am safe from prosecution, I am worried that may not be true. Can I request immunity? Should I plead the 5th? What will protect me and my family from the person Im wanted to testify against?
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...Read more »
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.
I need legal advice on the maximum and minimum punishment I can get Some details are I was blackout drunk when it happen and have no criminal record and the assault charges are on officers I pushed them and the charges are in Maryland, i need help... thanks
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...Read more »
My neighbor and I had an argument and he pulled out a gun then started getting on my face trying to make me fight him they have guns in the house and also do drugs on the daily basis, I'm afraid for my family's well being what should I do?
A friend of mine ex broke up with her for someone else. She sent photos and videos to her exes new partner to show proof that she was sleeping with both of them, but never posted publicly to social media.
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.
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
This attorney is my kids father fiancee, she testified only as a witness for him in a final protective order hearing I had against him, and then after the judge granted my order she went on to represent him as his lawyer for an appeal in the same final protective order i have on him, then she got a... Read more »
My ex and I can not agree on anything, We have shared physical custody, I informed him that I was going to modify the custody, When dropping off our children I asked what was the matter, one of my children stated that my ex told her that he was going to shoot and kill me, he does own a gun, What... Read more »
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.
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?
My friend is a minor, 16 years old, and has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, criminal assault of the first and second degree, criminal conspiracy and theft under $1,000. We live in Maryland and his friends and myself are all very worried about his sentence. How long do you think it will... Read more »
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...Read more »
Well It starts out in school, I got suspended by the principal for defending my self from this boy trying beat me up, I swung so he could not aim at me.And If lets say this person tries to kill me and by self defense I accidentally kill him would I still go to jail.
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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