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  • Will I be able to get a restricted drivers license in Maryland?

    I was charged with a second DUI in Florida in August of 2009. I wasn't convicted until April 2011. I have taken all classes, counseling, probation, and have done everything required by the state of Florida following my conviction. I was even g...

    Leonard’s Answer

    It is highly unlikely you will be able to get a license in Maryland for 5 years, until your Florida license shows no restrictions. Maryland would probably consider your Florida restricted license as a suspension. Maryland law requires no suspension in this any other state to issue a Maryland driver's license. You can call the Maryland MVA to find out for sure what they see on your Florida license.

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  • Will i go to jail? is there a warrant out for my arrest?

    i got into an single car "accident" (car skid into the guardrail) and the police officer ended up running my license and it was suspended. i wasnt aware that it was. i never got the notice in the mail that said i needed to attend a driving approve...

    Leonard’s Answer

    You can look your case up on Maryland Judiciary Case Search. If there is a warrant it would show there. You can also call the District Court Commissioner and ask.

    The appearance before the commissioner is simply is simply to advise you that you have a right to have counsel and may apply to the Public Defender if you cannot afford a lawyer and to make sure you know your charges and possible penalties. They will also either give you a court date or tell you that you will receive it in the mail.

    You should work diligently to clear up any suspensions and not drive until that has happened.

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  • I gave wrong information on my residence during my initial pre sentencing investigation. I was nervous and scared.

    Can I call to explain this and tell them that I didn't want to person I am living with to find out and then give the right information. Is it too late? My interview was yesterday.

    Leonard’s Answer

    You should contact your lawyer immediately to discuss how best to handle this.

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  • Question Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask whether one has received a PBJ?

    It's my understanding that, after probation is complete, only law enforcement officials would be privy to that information.

    Leonard’s Answer

    The simple answer is yes. Although a PBJ is not a conviction, the court must find the defendant guilty either after a guilty plea or a trial in order to enter a PBJ. With a PBJ or probation before judgment, the judgment of conviction is withheld, usually dependent upon the defendant fullfilling certain conditions imposed by the court.

    There are a number of benefits to receiving a PBJ on a traffic charge. One is it is not a conviction and does not accrue points on the Maryland driving record. Another is that it is kept on a segregated record at the MVA that is not accessible to insurance companies. For jailable offenses other than DUI or DWI, the driver may move to expunge court and police records after 3 years. For DUIs and DWIs however, PBJs may not be expunged from court and police records.

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  • Dui probation violation warrent

    before i met my husband ,he had a dui ,he did 6 m. of a 12m. probation..then moved to fla. (in 2005)violating probation.came back to Md.found out there was a warrent for this in 2010...turned himself in at the Safe Surrender program 6/2010. what ...

    Leonard’s Answer

    I agree with the other lawyers that have answered this question. I would add that Judge Turnbull is a reasonable judge and will often go along with any agreements reached by counsel for both sides. So for example, if you get a lawyer, one option would be for the lawyer to see if the prosecutor and probation officer would agree to a "time served" disposition on the violation so that on the court date your husband would "admit" the violation in return for the prosecutor agreeing to recommend and the judge agreeing to impose, no more than the time already served in jail. I do not know if this is possible, and without actually speaking to your husband cannot state that an admission of violation of probation would be in his best interest. I have no idea whether any of the parties would agree to this. But your husband definitely needs a lawyer.

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  • DUI consequences and procedure under MD state law, 3rd and 4th DUI offense

    My ex boyfriend has had two violations of proabation for DUI/DWIs. He served 3 weekends in jail but prior to, received another DUI/DWI and driving on a suspended license. Currently on supervised probation until his next hearing. Any idea what ...

    Leonard’s Answer

    Assuming your boyfriend is either convicted of the new offense, or is otherwise found in violation of probation, the judge in the original case may sentence him to serve the suspended portion of his sentence. He will also be facing a significant jail sentence (from one to four years depending on the nature of his prior convictions) in the new cases if he is convicted. It is highly likely that your ex-boyfriend has a serious drinking problem. The best thing he can do immediately is enroll in a 28 day in-patient program that allows him to leave during the day to go to work. There are two within a reasonable distance of Annapolis. One is called Right Turn, and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. The other is called the Carol Porto Treatment Center and is located in Prince Frederick, Maryland. These are affordable programs that could be followed up by residency in a sober half-way house or treatment in an intensive outpatient program. These measures would help your ex-boyfriend get needed treatment and mitigate against a lengthy jail sentence. Your ex-boyfriend also may be put on up to three years of additional probation if he is not given the maximum jail sentence. Residence in an in-patient treatment facility or home detention may be credited toward any sentence served.

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