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Scott R. Scherr

Lutherville Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. What are the consequences for a second DUI in Maryland when my first case received PBJ?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
    4. Mark William Oakley
    5. Patrick Erney Maher
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    You are not eligible for another PBJ since it is your second offense within 10 years. Under the law, you are not eligible for another PBJ. Although you do not have a prior conviction as a result of the prior probation, the judge will know about the PBJ and will treat it as a second offense. There is a very short timeframe to request an administrative hearing or your license will be suspended. If your license was suspended within the previous five years under Section 16-205.1 for the prior...

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  2. When is it necessary to hire an attorney after a car accident?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Andrew Timothy Burnett
    2. Lawrence Roger Holzman
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Scott R. Scherr
    5. David Raymond Mahood
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    It is up to you as to whether to hire an attorney. If your husband represents himself, he should not settle his case any time soon if he is still symptomatic. Once he settles his case, it is over forever and the insurance company will make him sign a Release. Many insurance companies will offer settlements early undervaluing the claim to get the Release signed and they are unlikely to offer a fair settlement without legal representation. He also can file for PIP benefits against his own...

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  3. In small claims court, can I be the plaintiff on a suit for car damage even though I am not the registered owner of the car?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. John L. Schroeder
    3. Jerome A. Konkel
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    No, only the owner of the car can recover damages. In addition, your fiancé cannot appoint you to represent him because only an attorney can represent another individual in court. Your fiancé would be the sole proper party Plaintiff and he would need to appear in court. Your witnesses would need to appear as well as notarized statements are hearsay and inadmissible. If you had collision, it is much easier to make a claim against your own insurance company.

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  4. I refused the Portable Breathalyzer Test during a DUI/DWI arrest. Will this hurt my case?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott Carl Athen
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Michael M Garagozlo
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. William Lawrence Welch III
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    The PBT is inadmissible in court. Get an attorney right away. If you have been charged with DUI, then there are administrative consequences to your driver's license and a very short timeframe in which to act. An attorney can take steps to prevent a suspension of your license and defend the DUI charges which carry 12 points., a year in jail, and a thousand dollar fine as a maximum penalty for a first offense. Do not wait and contact counsel at once. If you cannot afford private...

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  5. Does the MVA require enrollment in the Ignition Interlock Program in order to get your license reinstated after a 2nd DUI?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
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    You need to bring the terms and conditions of probation to an attorney to see exactly what the judge said about the interlock. If you had an attorney for the second DUI, consult with the attorney. The exact language will have to be reviewed to determine what was said. An attorney can also help with getting your license reinstated.

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  6. Should I go to court? What should I do?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Hillel Traub
    3. Charles P. Ward
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    Do not pay the tickets. Request a trial date within 30 days of the offense. (Do not request a waiver hearing). Go ahead and get your provisional while the case is pending. Paying the tickets will result in points which can cause your insurance rates to go up and could jeopardize your attempts to get a provisional. If you request a trial and the police officer and/or witnesses do not appear, you may be acquitted. The judge could offer you probation before judgment which keeps the points...

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  7. I was married in Pennsylvania, divorced in Texas and now reside in Maryland. How do I go back to my maiden name?

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Ryan Christopher Atwell
    3. Jeffrey B Henry
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    You can hire an attorney to file a Petition for Name Change. It is a fairly simple process.

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  8. My car was wrecked on drivers side by a driver who entered the road without making a stop,hospital sais im ok,what next?

    Answered 18 days ago.

    1. Allan M Siegel
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Zaheer A Shah
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    Contact an attorney to represent you. Get follow up medical treatment. Make a PIP claim against your own insurance company to pay your medical bills and lost wages. Do not give a recorded statement to the other insurance company. Have them provide you with a rental car while your car is repaired. If your car was totaled, start to research online what your car is worth so that you know if the insurance company is being fair. Attorneys handle cases like this on a contingency fee...

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  9. Should I go in for questioning?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. William Lawrence Welch III
    4. David Raymond Mahood
    5. Jonathan L Katz
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    You should immediately get a lawyer. Do not speak with the police or anyone else without an attorney. Anything you say can and will be used against you.

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  10. What is my legal responsibility for this accident?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Darren Michael Margolis
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    If there was insurance on the vehicle, then turn it over to the insurance company and they will assign an attorney to defend the claim. The insurance company will pay any judgment up to the amount of the insurance. If the insurance company denies coverage, contact an attorney to see if you can force the insurance company to provide coverage. If your sister was not operating the vehicle to run an errand or do something for you, you may not be liable. However, you may need to hire an...

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