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Scott R. Scherr

Scott Scherr’s Answers

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  • Is my boyfriend going to be able to get out on his own?

    My boyfriend got arrested for domestic violence for the first time. He has a record but nothing for domestic violence and they are all closed cases. Nothing happened but his sister said he tried to choke me.

    Scott’s Answer

    Your boyfriend may need to post bail or he could be released on his own recognizance. It will be set by the Commissioner. He should get an attorney to defend the charges since the court takes domestic violence charges seriously.

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  • I had my license suspended for refusing a breathalyzer. 1st time in 50 years this has happened. What's my appeal remedy?

    I was pulled over for speeding at a stoplight.(Seriously) The officer asked where I was going and where I've been. I told them. One officer asked was I drinking that night and I replied no. He asked me to get out of my car. When I asked why or if ...

    Scott’s Answer

    You had 30 days to appeal the MVA hearing and the time period has expired. You should consult with an attorney to see if you have any remedies if your license is still suspended.

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  • Trespassing 1st time charge

    I was intoxicated at my hotel room and asked to leave and I came back twice in 20 minutes to my hotel and the manager said she asked me to leave and got me arrested for trespassing. What is my possible penalties ? I see $500 fine or 30 days in jai...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to defend the charge. These charges sometimes can be dropped in exchange for community service. If you cannot afford a private attorney, you should contact the Public Defender.

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  • On 3/29/2013 i was sentence to 2 years suspended sentence for 2 years probation that should end on 3/29/2015

    90 days after my 2 years probation ended on 3/29/2015. on 6/16/2015 p&p potition the court to violation my probation for not paying restutution. P&P should have potition the court before 3/29/2015

    Scott’s Answer

    Probation violations are supposed to be issued within 30 days of the end of the probationary period in the District Court, but there is no such time limit in the Circuit Court. Consult with an attorney to discuss the issue. In addition, you may want to save up the money for restitution which will make a huge difference of whether the judge gives you jail time at the VOP hearing.

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  • I was charged with indecent exposure x2 and disorderly conduct I was Drunk

    I was walking down the boardwalk when the tram train car hit my hand. I turned around and was struck by the train. The police stated that they followed me and placed me under arrest. For disorderly conduct stating that I had hit the car intentiona...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney since you have possible defenses. If you cannot afford a private attorney, you should contact the Public Defender as soon as possible and no later than 10 business days before the court date.

    Do not post any more details on AVVO since this is a public forum and anything you post can be used against you.

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  • In Maryland, if I am over 18 do they need to circulate it through the papers?

    I am 19 and I want to change my name to distance myself from my in debt, drunken father. I researched how to change my name and it said that I can change it by just saying that it's my new last name (In Maryland) but just in case I want to change ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Maryland law requires publication unless the court grants a Motion to Waive Publication.

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  • My brother was convicted in 2005 in south carolina in a stand your grown situation. the law change in 2006. can he use now?

    my brother was convicted in 2005 in south carolina in a stand your grown self defence situation. but the law didn't change until 2006. he has been appealing since then. i mentioned to him yesterday that there could be a possibility that he could u...

    Scott’s Answer

    You would need to repost your question to South Carolina attorneys by listing the location as South Carolina since that is where he was convicted. He could also consult with a South Carolina attorney.

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  • What Rule in the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland allows a party to request that the Court permit a complaint to be amended?

    Plaintiff files a suit in the trial court. Defendant moves to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The court, after hearing oral argument, denies defendant's motion. Following discovery, parties cross move for summary judgment. The court denies p...

    Scott’s Answer

    It is too late to amend the Complaint after the trial court has entered summary judgment and it certainly cannot be amended on appeal.

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