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Scott R. Scherr

Scott Scherr’s Answers

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  • Can I sue someone for failing to pay a debt they agreed verbally to pay?

    The father of my children and I made a verbal agreement when I was pregnant with our first child that I would stay home with the kids and he would work to support us. We were never married. He worked out of state, and told me to put expenses on my...

    Scott’s Answer

    You can certainly file for child support, but it would be difficult to prove that he owes you the money for these expenses absent a written agreement. A contract has to have clear terms and I am not sure how you prove which expenses he agreed to pay.

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  • I wanna know what is a seal? And what can I do about them not giving me something in writing about the debt.? They call me?

    I have asked for proof that I owe payday loans. They will not send me the information. I looked up the statue of limitations for Maryland. It states 3yrs. And 12 years if there's a seal on the loan.

    Scott’s Answer

    In Maryland, a contract can be signed under seal which extends the statute of limitations to 12 years. The contract will usually say "seal" underneath where you sign your name or will state that the contract is signed under seal.

    There are a lot of scams out there where people call residents and claim that they owe money for a payday loan. Did you ever take out a payday loan? I would ignore the calls if they will not send anything in writing.

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  • What can I do at this point to recoup all of the $5000 loan?

    I loaned my sister $5000 for a legal issue with involving her son. The agreement was to pay me back when she gets her taxes. She now informs me that I will be paid close to what is owed but not all.

    Scott’s Answer

    When she gets her taxes, get as much money as you can from her. If she is short on the repayment, ask her when she intends to repay the money and work out a payment plan. If she does not repay you in full, you could sue her but this will forever damage your relationship with her.

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  • Can I move out of state underage on probation with or without parental consent

    Ok so Im 16 and got charged with misdemeanor gun and attempt burglary charges and I was wondering if I get put on probation can I move put of the state under age if I have a stable place to live

    Scott’s Answer

    You are a minor and cannot move without your parents' consent. In addition, often times a standard condition of probation is not to leave the state without permission of your probation officer. Make sure you have an attorney representing you on these charges.

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  • Should I represent myself because this is a win/win if I hire What should I look for in the bad lawyers out to get over?

    I was recently involved in a t bone car accident totally the other drivers fault... My cars totaled I took an ambulance to then take a helicopter to a trauma center. I have a few mild injuries that could be lifelong ... A concussion and neck injur...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should definitely hire an attorney. Usually, an attorney can get you more money than you can recover yourself. Insurance companies know that you will not file a lawsuit if you are unrepresented. Attorneys know how to handle liens and other issues that may arise.

    You can research attorneys online. You can read reviews. You can speak with several to see who is a good fit. You can ask for recommendations from friends and family. All attorneys handle cases like this on a contingency fee.

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  • Why am I still scheduled for court after I completed my community service hours?

    I was cited for underage possession of Alcohol in October 2015. My court date was Jan 26, 2016. I talked to the MD state attorney and they told me I can complete alternative community service hours instead of going to trial. I have Completed all 1...

    Scott’s Answer

    Sometimes the State's Attorney will agree to enter a Stet in exchange for community service. They will then reopen the case once community service is completed to enter a nolle prossequi or to drop the charges. This would be a good thing.

    I cannot tell you what happened in your case. Contact your attorney if you have one. If not, contact the State's Attorney.

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  • Can a DUI/DWI be expunged off my driving record in Maryland? I have a PBJ DUI from2010 and a NOLLE PROSEQUI DUI from 2014

    I understand that in the state of Maryland, a DUI/DWI cannot be expunged off your criminal or court records. My question is, can it be expunged off your driving record? I have a DUI PBJ from 2010 and I also have a DUI NOLLE PROSEQUI from 2014.

    Scott’s Answer

    The PBJ cannot be expunged., but the nolle prossequi can assuming all charges were dropped. Maryland law prohibits a PBJ from being expunged in a DUI case. Contact an attorney about the 2014 nolle prossequi to get that expunged.

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  • DWLS now what?

    Back in February of 2015 I got a speeding ticket, A lot of life events happened and I forgot to pay it and August my license was suspended because of it, I went to the DMV to get it renewed and they told me it had been suspended but it had been re...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should have an attorney representing you since the ticket carries possible jail time and at least three points. If you decide to contact the Public Defender, you must sign up at least 10 business days before the court date. Private attorneys should be reasonable for this kind of case.

    Very few first time offenders go to jail in a case like this. An attorney should be able to avoid the points and jail if you have your license reinstated.

    Discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

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  • Do we need a lawyer when we go to traffic court or should we consult a lawyer to understand what he should say to explain?

    My son was in an accident, his fault. He got two tickets - failure to control speed on highway to avoid collision and failure to yield intersection right of way to another vehicle. Mailed back ticket selection the "request waiver hearing regar...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should write to the court and tell them you want a trial and not a waiver hearing. If the police officer does not appear, he will be acquitted. There may be other defenses as well. There may be other defenses if the police officer did not see the accident and no other witnesses appear. It is up to you whether to get an attorney.

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  • Who is responsible if someone get hurt at a construction runoff , no homeowners association

    Who is liable for a construction runoff , when their is not a homeowners association?

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Shuster. If you were employed and doing your job when you were hurt, file for workers' compensation. If you were just in the area, you may have a negligence claim.

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