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Scott R. Scherr

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  • Can the state drop charges? Should I talk to DA office for them to drop charges? Anythig I can do for it to go away?

    I am in Maryland. Me and my husband had an argument and reached to a point where he chocked me. I called 911 and he was arrested. When polices asked before he was taken, I told them that he chocked me to death and then let go, then he pushed me to...

    Scott’s Answer

    Your husband would have an attorney. Only the State's Attorney can decide to drop the charges. You can assert the marital privilege at trial, but the State may decide to put on other evidence to convict him. You can tell the State's Attorney that you do not want them to proceed with the charges, but the decision is up to them.

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  • Can I sue if my public record on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is incorrect?

    Maryland case search stated I was guilty of a felony crime. I took an Alfred plea to a different Misdemeanor crime. The crime they showed me being guilty of was actually a Nolle Prosequi charge.

    Scott’s Answer

    Maryland Judiciary Case Search has errors. Got the the Clerk's office and get a copy of the Trial Summary. Show it to the Clerk and have them correct the online entries. It is easily correctable.

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  • What should I do and what questions should i ask to protect my self from a scram or someone threaten me?

    I got this call yesterday some claiming to be from dorchester country circuit court say they have papers to serve me too my home and if they can't reach me at home they'll come to my job, but the number was unknown, they gave me a 855 number of th...

    Scott’s Answer

    Go to Maryland Judiciary Case Search and see if you are being sued:

    http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch//inquiry-index.jsp

    If you have not been sued, then it is most likely a scam. You can also google the phone number to see what comes up.

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  • What happens next? Does the case to go trial? Or does it get dismissed?

    The judicial officer/commissioner found no probable cause for the warrantless arrest at the initial hearing. Note*The person in question is not a felon, has no gun or sex related offenses.

    Scott’s Answer

    Consult with an attorney to defend the charge or use the Public Defender. The case is not automatically dismissed. If there was not probable cause for your arrest, this may be a defense that can be raised by Motion.

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  • Just say I have settlement of 5.000 how much would you have to pay the attorney

    Just trying to get a understanding of few.

    Scott’s Answer

    It depends on the language of the retainer agreement. Most contingency fees are one-third although some are 40% if suit is filed. If it is a one-third fee, then you would pay $1,666.67.

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  • What can I do?

    Hi my name is Lauren. My ex boyfriend and I purchased a car together a few months ago. We had an altercation recently and he kept the car, promising to continue the payments (he does not have credit to put the loan in his name). i took his word in...

    Scott’s Answer

    If both names are on the loan, the only option is for one of you to refinance the car in of your names alone and then to transfer to title to that person. It may not be possible if the two of you cannot agree or neither of you can get a loan approved.

    If the car is titled in your name alone, the car is yours and you can go get it if you have a key so long as you do not trespass. Of course, you cannot drive it since you are not licensed.

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  • How can I get a charge of a misdemeanor theft less than $500 off my background? I was denied expundgement a few years ago.

    I was arrest in 2008 in Montgomery Maryland for a theft charge, I plead guilty to a lesser charge of a misdemeanor theft of $500 so I wouldn't have a felony. And now it's been really hard to find a job with this charge on my background. So, I want...

    Scott’s Answer

    If you received probation before judgment, it can be expunged if certain criteria are met. If you were convicted, it cannot be expunged. You would have to seek a pardon which is rarely granted. A new law allows certain conviction to be shielded, but theft is not one of them.

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  • What can I expect to happen if my urinalysis comes back positive and I'm arrested a on Probation Violation?

    I am on an Interstate Compact from Georgia to Maryland. In Georgia I was charged with Agg. Assault and Attempted Armed Robbery. I was sentenced to 10 do 1. I served my jail sentence and was allowed to return to my home state of Maryland to serve o...

    Scott’s Answer

    If the test comes back positive and you are violated, contact your attorney immediately. Your case will be scheduled for a hearing on whether you violated your probation and the judge can send you back to jail. Your attorney can assert defenses at the VOP hearing.

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  • What are my options

    I purchased a car last June from a MD dealership. The car was sold with warranty and represented as a used but never been in a wreck car. Just found out today that the car was in an accident of some sort and had an axle replaced with non factory p...

    Scott’s Answer

    You can sue for fraud and breach of contract. You can file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's office. Use the "Find a Lawyer" function to locate an attorney near you.

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  • How do I go about transferring the car and how long do I have to wait to transfer the vehicle?

    My mom passed a week ago, and I want to get her car and transfer it in my name. She had the type of insurance on her car that if loss of life the car would be paid off.

    Scott’s Answer

    I am sorry for your loss. If your mom died with the car titled only in her name, you will need to open up an estate. It may be a small estate or regular estate depending on the value of her assets. The car will pass under the terms of her Will or under the laws of intestacy if she did not have a Will. You can contact an attorney or go to the Register of Wills for more information.

    If your name is on the title with hers, then you own the car since you survived her.

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