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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: Mva said I can't renew my license without REAL ID. To me MD 16-122 says something different. Can you please clarify?

I have spoken with different people at MVA and no one can can give me a straight answer. I have told them repeatedly that 16-122 (ii) that states I am eligible for a Federally Non-Compliant drivers license. A contact told me RUDELY to look at case law Motor Vehicle Administration v. Geppert. That... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems there is some confusion and inconsistency in how the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) is interpreting and applying the Real ID Act and relevant Maryland statutes. Let me try to clarify a few key points:

1. The federal REAL ID Act...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Mva said I can't renew my license without REAL ID. To me MD 16-122 says something different. Can you please clarify?

I have spoken with different people at MVA and no one can can give me a straight answer. I have told them repeatedly that 16-122 (ii) that states I am eligible for a Federally Non-Compliant drivers license. A contact told me RUDELY to look at case law Motor Vehicle Administration v. Geppert. That... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

Regarding REAL ID and driver's licenses in Maryland:

- The federal REAL ID Act requires states to meet certain security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards in order for them to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like boarding commercial aircraft....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: I need to know if I should go to the police to file a report concerning a car/ tags that is missing?

its a bit complicated, the car title and tags are in my name, the person I had an agreement with has disappeared and I can't locate the car. I don't want to be responsible for the expenses if the car is towed to the county lot.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Mar 15, 2024

Unless the agreement included a date the person was to return the car back to you, and they deliberately failed to do so with the intent to deprive you of the vehicle, then there is no crime to report (theft or unauthorized use of a motor vehicle), so going to the police will not likely help,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: I am a MD Realtor thinking of Starting a Property Management company. Are there any laws or Regulations that prohibt?

Are there any Additional License or Certification?

Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet
answered on Mar 2, 2024

A property manager holding a MREC license is actually subject to MORE scrutiny than a property manager that is not a licensee. I will share from personal experience that property managers get sued, a lot. The issue is not so much whether you must be licensed, at all (a license is easy to obtain),... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: I am a MD Realtor thinking of Starting a Property Management company. Are there any laws or Regulations that prohibt?

Are there any Additional License or Certification?

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Mar 2, 2024

I'd want to check your licensor and your business plan before rendering any opinion, but property management is one of the things real estate brokers are licensed to do. You don't say you are a broker, however, so you may merely be licensed as a sales person, that is, to be an agent for a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Maryland on
Q: Mother (SSI recipient) owns her home & would like to sell & come live with me. Can we purchase a home together? How?

My mother is 80 years old and lives in Florida. We'd like to sell her home and have her come live with me ( a married woman) in Maryland so that I may care for her as she ages in place. We'd like to use the proceeds of the sale to purchase a home in Maryland. I would apply for a home... View More

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answered on Feb 29, 2024

When considering purchasing a home together with your mother, who is a recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it's important to understand how co-ownership might impact her benefits. SSI eligibility is sensitive to income and assets. However, a primary residence is not counted as an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: In Saint Marys county , MD ! I was pondering filing a case for numerous unlawful arrest and on many other violations j

I was incredibly traumatized when during my time in the jail I had a heart attack and by nurse and ekg test was performed and confirmed by the nurse and reported to the doctor on call and told her to take me back to my cell and that they were unable to take me to the emergency room because of my... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Based on the situation you have described, it does sound like you may have grounds to file a legal case regarding your treatment while incarcerated in St. Mary's county. Here are a few key things to consider:

- Unlawful Arrest Claims: If you were arrested repeatedly without probable...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Is it legal to travel around the US with a US passport but without an ID card?

I have an urgent need to go the Nevada from Maryland, and then I will go to California, and then to Bermuda. But I have no driver's license nor ID card yet, that is why I am asking.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jan 14, 2024

You are not required to have ID to travel about the United States. This is not a police state. You cannot drive a motor vehicle without a validly issued state driver's license, or with an acceptable foreign driver’s license, but your freedom of movement is not restricted. Private businesses,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Is it legal to travel around the US with a US passport but without an ID card?

I have an urgent need to go the Nevada from Maryland, and then I will go to California, and then to Bermuda. But I have no driver's license nor ID card yet, that is why I am asking.

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

Traveling within the United States using a U.S. passport as your primary form of identification is generally acceptable. A U.S. passport is a federally recognized form of identification and is often used for domestic flights, checking into hotels, and other similar situations where ID is required.... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Can a minor be an acting lawyer in a civil rights case against the government?

Regarding religion, privacy, etc

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answered on Dec 29, 2023

In Maryland, as in all states, one must be licensed to practice law, and obtaining a license typically requires, among other things, a law degree and passing the bar exam. Minors, being under the age of 18, are generally not eligible to meet these requirements, as they cannot yet hold a... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Can a minor be an acting lawyer in a civil rights case against the government?

Regarding religion, privacy, etc

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answered on Dec 28, 2023

In the United States, minors typically cannot act as lawyers in legal proceedings, including civil rights cases against the government. Legal representation typically requires individuals to be of adult age and have completed the necessary education and licensing requirements to practice law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: if i have a handicapped permit visibly displayed, can I park in any handicapped space wherever I want?

I parked in a handicapped space to visit my friend at her apartment building and I was towed from a handicapped space with my handicapped placard clearly visible.

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

Having a handicapped permit generally allows you to park in designated handicapped spaces. However, it's important to be aware that there may be specific rules and regulations that apply depending on the location.

For instance, private properties, like an apartment building, may have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: I live in Maryland and want to put led lights on my carCan I have lights on while driving?Tire lights?Front lights
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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Maryland, the laws governing the use of LED lights on vehicles are specific and must be followed to avoid legal issues. Under Maryland law, vehicles are prohibited from displaying red or blue lights visible from directly in front of the center of the vehicle. This is generally to prevent... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I drive farm equipment on a private property (farm) without a license. Not going on the public roads.
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answered on Oct 20, 2023

In Maryland, you typically do not need a driver's license to operate farm equipment on private property, such as a farm, as long as you are not driving on public roads. Farm equipment is often exempt from certain licensing requirements when used solely on private agricultural property for... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I drive farm equipment on a private property (farm) without a license. Not going on the public roads.
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answered on Oct 22, 2023

Certainly. In Maryland, as in many states, there are generally no licensing requirements to operate farm equipment on private property, such as a farm, as long as the equipment remains off public roads. When you are solely on your private property, the state's driver's licensing... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Maryland on
Q: We have a issue with a contractor openly dumping the concrete from the east bound bridge into the Chester river any law

against this activity thaat may serve to stop such a poor idea

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 21, 2023

The Maryland State Department of Natural Resources has jurisdiction over the navigable rivers of Maryland, including police authority, and there are laws prohibiting dumping of trash, waste materials and other objects into rivers, punishable bu criminal and civil fines and penalties. Local county... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: In Maryland is comor the law or does the Constitution matter more for entering public buildings without having to show

ID. I'm referring to a public building in a public lobby simply to do business.

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

In Maryland, state law requires that an individual provide identification upon request from a law enforcement officer if the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe that the individual has committed, is committing, or is about to commit a crime. However, for entering a public building to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: In Maryland is comor the law or does the Constitution matter more for entering public buildings without having to show

ID. I'm referring to a public building in a public lobby simply to do business.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 17, 2023

I assume you are referring to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). When the State Legislature enacts legislation establishing various government agencies to perform governmental functions, they grant the power of the agency to enact regulations to carry out the statutory mandate and powers... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: How do you obtain a statewide ministerial license in Maryland and Virginia? is one required in both states?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 7, 2023

There are many providers of minister/clergy licenses where you can get "ordained" in a day or less. Maryland does not have a formal set of laws or regulations about this, beyond the general provision of Family Law Code 2-406(a) for performing marriages: "A marriage ceremony may be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I be paid to fix a reverse osmosis filter without a plumbing license? Would fixing the filter be considered plumbing

The task/job was assigned to me through an app called task rabbit.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jan 19, 2023

Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Code, Section 12-101, defines the term plumbing, and the need for a license, as follows:

(n) Provide plumbing services

(1) “Provide plumbing services” means to install, maintain, extend, alter, or remove piping, a plumbing fixture, a...
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