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Derron Reynard Parks

Rockville Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. How much jail time can one receive for non payment of a traffic violation?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    2. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    2 lawyer answers

    Driving on a suspended license and Driving an Uninsured Vehicle carry a penalty of up to one year in jail and/or $1,000 fine EACH. I assume that you have other tickets outstanding with these tickets because people are not normally pulled over for these alone (though it is possible). You will not face jail time for not paying. In fact, those two tickets are "Must Appear" tickets meaning that you have to show up in court, you can't simply send in payment. If you have missed your court date, a...

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  2. If i have a bench warrant for theft and I am ready to turn myself in what do i need to do?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    A lawyer can file a motion to quash the bench warrant. It really depends on you criminal history and the judge whether such a motion would be granted. The lawyer can't promise that s/he will get the warrant quashed but a good criminal defense lawyer usually has a decent chance. Either way, its worth a shot if you get an attorney. Without an attorney, your chances of having that motion granted are slim to none. Essentially, judges believe that retaining counsel ensures your presence at...

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  3. Speeding ticket in another state

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
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    Both states are members of the Interstate Drivers License Compact and the Non-Resident Violator Compact. Therefore, yes, you will probably be assessed the points and your license will probably be suspended in Maryland. I am not licensed to practice in Alaska so I cannot say if they issue bench warrants for unpaid speeding tickets. I will say as a practical matter, even if they do, there is very little chance that they would send someone to Maryland to pick you up on an unpaid speeding ticket...

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  4. What happens at a preliminary hearing in a criminal felony case

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Derron Reynard Parks
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Kaman is exactly right. In Maryland, however, the likelihood of there being a preliminary hearing is VERY low. Almost all prosecutor will secure a grad jury indictment before the date of the hearing, which in effect cancels the hearing. The only instance where the prosecutor will have the hearing is where he or she wants to show the defense attorney just how strong the case is in order to get an early plea. But even this is rare. DISCLAIMER: I am not your lawyer. No lawyer/...

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  5. Possession of a controlled substance

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    If it is simple possession of a controlled dangerous substance, to wit: marijuana, the maximum sentence is 1 year in jail and off the top of my head and maximum of a $1000 fine. The paraphernalia charge will depend on whether it was charged as a violation of state law or the county code. If it is under state law and it is his first offense, the the maximum penalty is a $500 fine. He does need to get a lawyer because the lawyer will more than likely be able to negotiate a MUCH better...

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  6. What are the penalities in the State of MD for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    1 lawyer answer

    If it is simple possession of a controlled dangerous substance, to wit: marijuana, the maximum sentence is 1 year in jail and off the top of my head and maximum of a $1000 fine. The paraphernalia charge will depend on whether it was charged as a violation of state law or the county code. If it is under state law and it is his first offense, the the maximum penalty is a $500 fine. He does need to get a lawyer because the lawyer will more than likely be able to negotiate a MUCH better...

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  7. Is it possible to get an extension to pay a fine?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
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    It is possible to ask the judge for an extension to pay the fine. This would be accomplished through a motion. This may cause your probationary period to be extended while you are given additional time to pay. You should contact your lawyer from the original case or a different lawyer as soon as possible. You don't want this to be charged as a violation of probation, subjecting you to possible jail time. Sometimes it is also possible to work with Parole and Probation but given the short...

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  8. Can a person face criminal liability for committing insurance fraud

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    2. Ryan Patrick McClure
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes, a person can face criminal liability for insurance fraud. You should talk with a lawyer immediately, before talking to a detective to protect your legal rights. Accomplices can, of course, face criminal liability. Just being present at the scene of a crime cannot subject you to criminal liability, nor can not reporting that crime in most circumstances. Having said all of that, nothing prevents them from CHARGING you with a crime. The smart move is to contact a...

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  9. Will the charge firearm/drug traffic crime hod up if the firearm was a shotgun/rifle and not a handgun

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    As someone who used to prosecute just this type of crime as a member of the Gun Unit in a Maryland prosecutor's office before becoming a defense lawyer, I can tell you that it most likely will hold up. If you have not already done so, you need to get a lawyer immediately. There are defenses to the search warrant and with the "use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime" statute that an attorney experienced in these types of cases may be able to raise. DISCLAIMER: I am not your lawyer. No...

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  10. How can I get the States Attorney ( prosecutor) to nolle prosse 17 year old outstanding moving vioulations

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Derron Reynard Parks
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    As a former Prince George's County prosecutor, it is worth trying. I will say that the likelihood of success increases exponentially if you retain a lawyer. A lawyer will be able to find out things about the warrant status, the officer involved, and possibly has a relationship with the prosecutor to get a more sympathetic ear.

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