You risk very severe penalties if convicted, even for false allegations. You should hire a qualified criminal defense lawyer now.
I will not address the slander and malicious prosecution matters you raise other than the following;
- If the criminal charge were filed as a result of your complaint about the investigation, who is to say that your posting here -- available for law enforcement and everyone else to see -- will not make the cops all the more interested in an effective...
The practice you describe is precluded by Md. Crim. Code § 5-602, which says:
Except as otherwise provided in this title, a person may not:
(1) distribute or dispense a controlled dangerous substance; or
(2) possess a controlled dangerous substance in sufficient quantity reasonably to indicate under all circumstances an intent to distribute or dispense a controlled dangerous substance.
You can be charged for a an alleged crime even if you drove away. A consultation with a qualified criminal defense lawyer is your best way to protect your rights and to understand the risks and procedures from hereonin. All the best. Jon
Your important questions go beyond questions of jail time, to getting a qualified criminal defense lawyer soon to mount your defense. It seems too common in Maryland for people to rush to the court commissioner to swear out assault charges as a pre-emptive strike against the same being done by the person involved in the incident. Now that your former friend has sworn out charges, your lawyer can find out if she still wishes to proceed forward; if she does not want to proceed forward, your...
Anybody experiencing a dog sniff/search should pay close attention to the time of the car stop, the time that the dog arrives, the times that he sniffing starts and ends, and the time that the police finally release or arrest the suspect.
In Maryland, police are allowed to conduct a dog sniff if the outside of a car without any suspicion, so long as it is done in the ordinary course of a stop for a traffic violation investigation, so long as the sniffing does not prolong the police...
As a Virginia-licensed lawyer, I inform you that expungements are only available there for acquittals and unconditional dismissals. To seek a pardon, you should consult with a qualified lawyer. All the best. Jon
In Virginia, such a conviction is available even where the firearm is inoperable. Carter v. Com.,
38 Va.App. 116, 562 S.E.2d 331 (2002); Armstrong v. Com., 263 Va. 573, 583-84 (2002). Therefore, your brother needs to be ready full to defend against the gun charge, as well. Be well. Jon
A defense of driving under the influence of drugs, with a blood test, requires aggressive and well strategized preparation and defense. You should wait no longer to obtain a retained or public defender lawyer.
In case this matter is reported to the police, you should consult now with a qualified criminal defense lawyer in preserving and asserting your rights in case the police or anyone else try to discuss this matter with you, or if you get charged.
Knowing and unlawfully giving someone controlled dangerous substances is felony drug distribution in Maryland. If none of the allegedly distributed meth is found, even if your girlfriend testified at a trial that you gave her meth, that does not...