Maryland Uncategorized Questions & Answers

Q: How do I found out how to legally record video and audio in my car while driving for Lyft in Baltimore?

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Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
You clearly advise all passengers before recording them that you record them on video and audio while in your car. If they get in and ride with you after that notice, they have consented and it is legal. You cannot record audio in Maryland without the knowing consent of the other person. It is a crime otherwise.

Q: I won my case in court in 2013, but I have not received a dime in years. How can I get my money when the person does not

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Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
That’s pretty much it. Getting a judgment is just half the battle. Collecting it is the hardest half. A money judgment in MD is enforceable for 12 years, and earns 10% simple interest per year. Before the expiration of the 12 year term, you can file a written request/notice to renew the judgment for another 12 years. So, you’ve got 24 years to wait for this debtor to get a job, inherit assets, etc.

Q: Can you take possession of an abonded vehicle? If so, how? Legally speaking of course.

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Answered on Aug 22, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
The problem you will have is with transferring title. You will need to run the tags or, if no tags, the VIN, to try and identify the current titled owner, and secure the title transfer. If you can’t do that, there is a legal procedure set forth in the Transportation Code (link below) for the police to impound the vehicle and send notice to the last known registered owner, and if it remains unclaimed, to auction the car or deliver it to a scrap yard. That method may not result in your getting...

Q: Is my ex stalking me it's been 3 weeks and he won't stop contacting me I've blocked 20 numbers he contacts me on

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 13, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Go to the website below and download the Petition for Protection from Domestic Violence form, fill it out, and take it to the District Court location in your jurisdiction, and ask to meet with someone from the domestic violence help desk and file the petition. You will be taken before a District Court Commissioner or a judge (depending on the time of day you go there), they will review your petition, and will issue a temporary protective order to be served on your ex-boyfriend. A hearing will...

Q: I was made executor of my sons estate when he was killed in auto accident in 2006.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 19, 2016
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer
I'm not sure I totally understand your question. I'm doubt the state is looking to bring a claim against you but I don't know the specifics. Good job getting your life together. God bless!

Q: My son fell on My neighbors car with his bike now he wants me to pay $250 for 3 tiny pre-existing scratches

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Answered on Apr 19, 2016
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer
If the scratches are preexisting, you would win. But if they are not, your neighbor would have a valid claim against you. I can't see them filing suit as a practical matter but you never can tell. Ethically, if you son's bike caused the damage, you should pay for it.

Q: Steps needed to gain legal title to an abandoned vehicle

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Answered on Nov 4, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a local attorney for a full discussion about this.

Q: Are items bought at the duty free area to be checked in?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 4, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Checked in where? What are the facts?

Q: What happens if I'm three days late on my payment in maryland

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 27, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I guess it is too late to answer this question, or even respond. But three days late on what payment?

Q: Does legislation need to be passed in order to change the MD annotated code?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
An annotated code is one that has the cases under that statute listed. Legislation needs to be passed to change the code.

Q: What type of tort?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 10, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Trespass, malicious mischief?

Q: Opinions from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland would be found in which reporter?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 9, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Federal, or perhaps the Federal Supplement. Go to the law library and find out. Have you looked online at that particular court's website? Do they have opinions there?

Q: Does "Issued" mean "Granted"?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 30, 2014
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
No. It merely means that a court has made a decision or wrote an order. The order or decision will grant or deny requested relief.

Q: WHAT CASE LAW AND STATUTE CAN I USE TO REFILE MY CIVIL CASE HAVING BEEN DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE DUE TO ATTORNEY

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on Jun 2, 2012
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer
I am sorry to hear that you were represented by a now-disbarred attorney. So long as you are still within the applicable statute of limitations, you do not need to cite any particular case law or statute to refile. However it is not clear what kind of case or what statute of limitations you might be under. You may wish to contact the attorney grievance commission of Maryland.

Q: I filed a pro se complaint in Federal Court - is it against any law or protocol to post the complaint online?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on May 31, 2012
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
The complaint is already publicly available, through the court's PACER system. If you are posting to generate negative comments about the other side...don't. Win your battle in court.

Q: Can a hotel refuse to rent a room to a minor?

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Answered on May 31, 2012
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
Yes. And it has to do with whether a contract with a minor can be enforced. What if you don't pay? What if you damage the room? Will you leave it on our credit card, that you don't have?

Q: Is it customary for the court to send out unsigned documents relating to judgment in a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Answered on May 31, 2012
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
Are you referring to a copy of the court's order? If so, it usually has the clerk's stamp on it, saying it is a copy.

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