Your attorney has given you good advice. You have 30 days to appeal. In the Circuit Court, the judge may be willing to give you a PBJ which would keep your record clean and protect your license. If the conviction stands, the MVA will attempt to suspend or revoke your license and your insurance rates will increase.
You can't reject the sentence. However, you can appeal and have a trial de novo which means a new trial.
Your mom's insurance company's attorneys will do a fine job of defending your mom. The insurance company will pay all legal fees and any judgment if one is rendered. Your mom has no personal exposure for paying any judgment as pointed out by my colleague so there is no need for her to hire her own personal counsel at her own expense. Good luck to you and yoiur mom!
A Will is valid whether it is filed with the Register of Wills or kept someplace else. The advantage to filing it with the Register of Wills is that your heirs will know where to find it and it will not be lost or destroyed.
There is a nominal fee to register the Will. Call the Register of Wills and they can tell you how to file it.
There is an issue as to whether he was negligent in losing control of his vehicle or whether it was an unavoidable accident as my colleague indicated. If he was negligent, the judge or jury could find that you were negligent as well and if so, your recovery would be barred since Maryland is a contributory negligence state.
If you have collision coverage, you should proceed with a claim against your own insurance company. You will have to pay a deductible, but will get it back if they win...
Yes, you should go to court to fight it. Make sure that you request a trial date within 30 days or your license will be suspended. Request a trial date and not a waiver hearing. A speeding ticket involving an accident is a 3 point ticker (or could be a 5 point ticket if you were 30 over the speed limit or 20 over a 65 mph limit). Definitely go to court.
If you have collision coverage, submit a claim to your own insurance company. You will have to pay a deductible, but your insurance company will go after the other insurance company and they will refund your deductible if they win. This is faster and cheaper than hiring an attorney and going to court.
If you do not have collision or if you were injured, consult with an attorney.
Both you and your boyfriend should consult with separate attorneys to determine whether you should pursue the claims further. You need separate attorneys because your boyfriend has a potential claim against you as well as the truck driver. Move quickly since there is a three year statute of limitations in Maryland. All attorneys offer free consultations in this kind of case.
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have a very short timeframe to request an administrative hearing to prevent the suspension of your driver's license. At the hearing, the judge may be able to modify the suspension to allow you to drive for work and alcohol treatment program since you were below .15 and had not a violation within five years.
You will also have to face charges for DUI and you cannot get probation before judgment if you had a prior conviction or PBJ...
You have 10 days to file a Motion for New Trial, 30 days to appeal, and 90 days to ask for a modification of the sentence. If your case was in the District Court, your best bet is to file an appeal which will get you a trial de novo (new trial) in the Circuit Court. A motion for new trial goes back to the same judge and you have to have a legal argument as to why you are entitled to a new trial. (A Motion for Modification of Sentence only applies to the sentence and not the merits and also...
First, your daughter should immediately get an attorney to defend the DUI charges. When an individual receives a DUI, she faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and/or $1,000.00 fine. If convicted, she could have your license revoked or suspended. There many things that an attorney can do to prepare a defense of the charges and appropriate mitigation. If she is a first time offender, she may be able to receive probation before judgment even if she is convicted which means that she...