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  • Can my boyfriend sue a company after or before getting his arrest expunged?

    He was wrongfully accused of theft at his place of business.

    Louis’s Answer

    If your boyfriend wants to sue his employer for wrongful arrest, defamation and how that arrest has harmed him, he shouldn't expunge the record of that same harm.

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  • 4th Degree burglary Maryland-- Is a not guilty verdict at all likely? How to keep my professional life intact?

    I am 29 years old and have never been in trouble outside of speeding tickets here and there. I was evicted from my apartment for non payment of rent; While moving I was advised by the maint staff that they had chased no less than three people away...

    Louis’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a defense to this charge, but it will depend on how the evidence comes in and who the judge is. You should get an attorney right away.

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  • The police arressted my ex-fiance after my mother called 911 and I want the charges dropped?

    My ex and I got into a dispute about money. He has a drug problem and keeps his money in my account as for him to try and not spend it. One night he demanded I drive him to the bank to get money out of my account (he does not have an account so hi...

    Louis’s Answer

    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.

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  • Can I travel to Canada for vacation while on Probation before Judgement?

    I currently live in Anne Arundel County Maryland and serving Probation before Judgement from Circuit Court in Montgomery County Maryland. My guilty finding and sentence has already had a motion for modification resulting in the PBJ. My probation...

    Louis’s Answer

    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.

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  • How to I get records when I need protective order

    I live in Rockville Maryland and I think about getting a protective order against my husband for me and my daghter. Husband is a violent person, and I think he has criminal past but I dont know for sure. Call me idiot and I dont disagree. My qu...

    Louis’s Answer

    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 with what you need.

    However, if you want bank records for either the hearing or the future, start by looking in your own home. Your husband may keep them in the house. They may be online. See if you can sign in and print them out. You probably cannot subpoena them for the hearing and there is no discovery process for a protective order hearing. The Family Justice Center can help you through the process. Or you can contact an attorney.

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  • Criminal attorney

    I want to press charge on the defendant for assault charge and pay for my medical bill and if I lose Will I be sue for their attorney fees. State attorney has denied to press charge because the police record didn't say that I was injured but the p...

    Louis’s Answer

    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.

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  • Court case information help... Did I violate probation?

    What does amt suspended mean? my probation ended 9/08/11 how come this is still on record shouldn't it be expunged? Or was that a court date to be brought in front of a judge (that I didn't appear to...)? What does Jail term and suspended term m...

    Louis’s Answer

    Suspended time is jail time that you don't need to serve unless you violate probation. If a judge finds that you did violate probation, you may be sentenced up to the maximum suspended sentence.

    Convictions are not expunged once probation is over. In fact, convictions cannot be expunged. The only way to get a case expunged in which you were found guilty would be to get a probation before judgment (PBJ). If your attorney filed a motion for reconsideration within 90 days of sentencing, you can request a PBJ now. If not, the process is more complicated and you should retain an attorney.

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  • Writing to judge before sentencing

    If i write to the judge asking for a longer sentence, is the letter private or will the criminal and his attorney know that I wrote it?

    Louis’s Answer

    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 words. Again this is to avoid dishonest manipuations of the process.

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  • What can I do to renew my license in MD from a suspension in PA?

    In 2009 3 years ago i got an underage in PA (I live in MD and NEVER drive in PA anymore I only lived there for a year at school)and I apparently never sent in my suspension papers to start the suspension. Iam 21 now and have gone to renew my licen...

    Louis’s Answer

    The law in Maryland is that if your license is suspended in one state, Maryland issues a reciprocal suspension. Unfortunately, you are going to have to clear up your situation in PA to get a valid license in Maryland.

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  • Expungement of charge or pardon

    i was charges with possession- marihuana plea was guilty second charge was possession- paraphernalia charge was nolle prosequi this was in 2002 and i dont even have a traffic charge since then not even speeding, can i get a pardon for the guilty p...

    Louis’s Answer

    Only the Governor or the President can pardon someone. You must petition for a pardon. As you can imagine, very few pardons are granted each year. I recommend that you contact a lawyer who specializes in this area.

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