In Maryland, that is not sufficient service in a criminal case. Subpoenas must be personally served. Without personal service the judge does not have the authority to issue a body attachment and compel a witness to appear.
Typically, any letter written to a judge regarding a case is part of the public record. Such letters may even go into the Court file. This is to protect the integrity of the process. We don't want people to be having private conversations with judges to try to influence their opinions on cases.
If you don't want people to know what you write, you could send the letter anonymously. However, the judge likely won't give it much weight unless someone is willing to put their name behind the...
Some traffic charges require the state to prove that the drivier had knowledge of the alleged offense, others do not require the driver to have knowledge. Without knowing exactly what you are charged with it is difficult to say what category your case falls in. That is one reason a lawyer would be helpful for you.
If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you should see the public defender. The public defender has certain time requirements so you should not wait.
You cannot drop the charges, only the prosecutor can do that. The best thing for you to do is contact your ex-fiance's attorney and explain to him how it is not a theft or a robbery and maybe not even an assault. He or she might ask you to sign a statement.
It is almost always a condition of probation that you cannot leave the DC Metro area without permission from probation. Probation routinely makes probationers seek permission from the Court -- as in your case. Your case will be reassigned to an active judge to decide this issue. You can ask the lawyer who represented you to help you or hire someone else. This is a relatively routine matter.
A judge can order emergency family maintenance through a protective order. You should be prepared to tell the judge how much money you and your daughter need to live each month. You should know how much money you need for rent/mortgage, utilities, food and other necessities. The judge may want to know how much you make to support yourself and your daughter. Some judges may not be concerned about your husband's ability to pay at a protective order hearing. The judge may only be concerned...
You cannot get criminal charges against someone if the prosecutor has already refused. You can file a civil suit against the person for money damages. Generally, in the US each side in a civil case is responsible for their own attorneys' fees. If a court thought that your claim was frivolous, the court might make you pay the other sides fees.