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Paul H Zukerberg

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  • Youth rheabilation act

    Ok what exactly is the YRA? my friend has 1 misdemeanor and one open assault charge which was not him but unfortunately he was there at them time and was blamed but the person who was assaulted did not pick him in a line up this case is still goin...

    Paul’s Answer

    YouthAct is a sentencing option the judge has for those 21 or younger. It contains among other provisions a procedure to set aside a conviction after successful completion.

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  • Can a misdemeanor drug possession conviction be expunged

    The conviction was in 2004 for possession of pcp

    Paul’s Answer

    It depends on the jurisdiction. Some states and the Feds provide for expungement, others do not. You need to contact an experience attorney in your jurisdiction.

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  • An 18 year old getting a juvenile warrant

    My friend committed a misdemeanor when he was 18 years old. It was happened in DC. But the warrant office of DC said that my friend seems to have a juvenile warrant. Is this possible (my friend did not commit any kind of crime before)?

    Paul’s Answer

    Is it possible? In DC, anything's possible. Your friend needs to speak with an attorney, who can resolve the outstanding warrant. Hope this helps.

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  • I was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia in NC and need to know if I should seek legal counsel.

    I live in DC and work for the federal government with a secret level clearance. The charge is possession of paraphernalia and "Simple Possess SCH VI CS (M)." I was arrested but immediately released upon $500 pretrial bond. This is a first time ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Always a good idea to retain counsel when facing criminal charges. Sounds particularly important here, where they may also be employment consequences to consider.

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  • How serious does the case have to be before there will be inter-state extradition with Maryland?

    I expect the perpetrator to not answer a summons to criminal court in Maryland. The matter is a @$25,000 embezzlement case and additional @ $20,000 in fraud involving four separate victims. If Maryland puts out a warrant and he is located in ano...

    Paul’s Answer

    Sounds like this matter will stay in Maryland District Court, so its not going to be a high priority. If the defendant fails to appear, a bench warrant will issue, which can act as a detainer in another state, but it is unlikely that Maryland will pay for extradition. An exception might be if the defendant is in DC or nearby VA jurisdiction, where interstate transport is regularized. Most likely the bench warrant will stay outstanding unless the defendant surrenders or is locked up on another charge in Maryland. Hope this helps.

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