Sorry to hear about this. You should definetly contact a MD lawyer ASAP. Since you're out of state, you can probably do a free phone consultation. I offer this. If you can't afford a lawyer, you may be eligible for a public defender.
If you have a clean record, it will likely stay that way based on what you're saying.
I would take the case seriously, but don't panic. Courts are usually lenient in these types of cases.
There are lots of things an attorney can do to protect your...
Most of those charges can carry up to year, and more for a subsequent offender. Reckless endangerment carries five years. Violating a rental agreement is 30 days.
If you are charged with any of these violations, I recommend that you seek advice from a traffic attorney as soon as possible.
Its really impossible to answer that question without reviewing the case. Assault (whether 1st or 2nd degress) does not require injury of any kind. However, injury is a major factor that a prosecutor will analyze in determining what to do with the case.
The best thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. He or she will able to give you a realistic view of what may happen in regards to your case in the county in which you are charged in.
In most theft cases, the "victim" just wants to made whole. In other words, they want the money back.
Usually, if the money is not paid back or returned, a theft charge will follow. Many times, even if the money is paid, a theft charge will follow. The point is, in order for her to protect herself, see if she can come up with the money. Once she does that, have her retain an attorney to work the case out or handle it in the "investigation" phase.
Lastly, tell her not to make any...
I'm not sure I understand the question. Your aunt has a warrant and you are looking for her?
Unfortunately, if you can't find her and notify her of the warrant, eventually the State will find her. A bench warrant shows up in all 50 States. They will either try to serve her at her last known address or it will be served if she were to get pulled over.
However, if its just for a traffic offense, they just book her and release her and she may not have to post bond.
They can certainly file criminal charges against you, but no news is good news. How long has it been? Usually, they will arrest you on the spot. I can't predict whether or not you will be charged, but the fact that they lost no merchandise and have not charged you is a good sign that you may not be charged.
A civil demand? Many companies do this, however, if they didn't lose any merchandise, there is no reason to pay. They are just trying to squeeze money out of you.
Don't panic, if...
The answer to your question really has to do with the drug court program. If you say this particular program won't allow the Defendant in with a pending charge, make sure the attorney resolves the pending charge as soon as possible so the Defendant can proceed to treatment. In my opinion, this should have been worked out ahead of time. Most of the time, judges and prosecutors are willing to work something out quickly so the Defendant can get the treatment he/she needs, particularly if the...
As the previous attorneys stated, the most important thing is to not make any statements to the police. Next, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can verify that their is an outstanding warrant. If there is, an attorney may be able to get the warrant quashed or file a motion to turn the warrant into a summons.
Don't make any appointments to meet with the police until you speak to a lawyer. Tell the police that you would like to speak to an attorney before...
Yes, you should get a lawyer. If you can't afford a lawyer, the public defender is available, however, you need to apply 10 business days in advance of your trial.
Technically, the worst case scenario is a conviction, jail, etc... However, its still a relatively minor offense. If you have a clean record, this will help you a great deal.
An attorney can help you with any defenses you may have and help you keep the points off your record. Don't panic, just call someone and take the...
As the other attorneys stated, the statements are not admissible, but may have been the basis for probable cause to charge.
I would expect there to be much more evidence or else the case will be thrown out. Either way, its best to get a lawyer and have he/she examine the discovery and properly represent. You don't want that on your record, especially if you didn't do anything.
Sorry to hear about this. Feel free to call or email if you need help.