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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on

Q: If I’m born in January 26, 2000 date a girl born in December 13, 2003 without legal issues? It’s 3yrs,10months,18days

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 29, 2019

In most states adult men over the age of 18 (like you are) can be charged with various criminal violations if caught having sexual relations with an under-aged girl (like your girlfriend is). The difference in their ages is not relevant.

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Q: A lawyer doctored a document and presented it as the original to win his case. What can be done.

Additionally the judge sealed both documents to protect the lawyer. Defendant wants both examined by an expert.

Cedulie Renee Laumann answered on Jan 11, 2019

Most rulings can be appealed if there was an error in the trial court's handling of the evidence. However, keep in mind that appeal rights are very time sensitive.

Separately, the Attorney Grievance Commission in this state investigates charges of lawyer misconduct.

While not...
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Q: Can attorney represent trust & mortgage servicer.Does servicer respond to summons or can trustee answer both summon com

I served 2 summons complaints, one on Ocwen Loan Servicing and second on U.S Bank, NA as Trustees resident agents who were different companies who had different names and addresses. The attorney for U. S. Bank, NA as Trustee is representing both Ocwen Loan Servicing and U.S. Bank on two separate... Read more »

Richard Sternberg answered on Dec 17, 2018

It depends on whether the defendants have a potential or actual conflict of interest, which most often arises if their positions are contradictory, such as where one of them wants you to lose and the other wants you to win or when one impleads for damages from the other for your claims. If you... Read more »

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Q: How does lawyer suppose to return my retainer?

Using a bank check, if mailing it?

Paul D'Amore answered on Feb 25, 2017

Unused retainer amounts are usually returned in the form of a check and can be hand delivered or mailed. The check should be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of how funds were applied to your case and an explanation for the amount being returned to you.

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Q: What motion can I file to take my loyer back to court for misrepresentation

The name of the motion

Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 16, 2015

More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local lawyer about your situation.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It...
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Q: I am the PR in Maryland the estate is closed . Can I sue for the estate against a negligent attorney

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 11, 2015

If the estate was damaged due to the negligence of an attorney yes, probably, if the statute of limitations has not tolled. You would need to move to re-open the estate.

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Q: Who does one, a layperson, contact about a possible ethics violation by attorney?

Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 25, 2015

The State Bar of the State in which the lawyer is licensed.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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Q: after a lawyer is used by me how long is the time that a lawyer can take another client and be against me

Paula J. Mcgill answered on Sep 22, 2014

There isn't a set time. If you believe the attorney has violated ethical rules, contact the Maryland Appeals Court and file a complaint. They will do an investigation in the matter to determine if the lawyer did anything wrong ethically.... Read more »

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Q: I feel I can prove my attorney sandbagged the case. How do I proceed?

- left out key evidence in spite of numerous requests and demands.

- did not allow me to spek to the judge on numerous topics

- misrepresented evidence

- refused to correct errors

- the court would not allow me to fire her a

- the court refuses to make a decision... Read more »

Thomas C. Valkenet answered on May 31, 2012

Anyone considering your questions has to read a transcript of the case, and review the docket. Gather these items and make an appointment. There are lawyers who focus on post conviction relief in criminal cases, and malpractice issues in civil cases.

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