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Scott R. Scherr

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  • Hit and run?

    I parked my car at a public parking, and when I came back, I saw my car already hit. That means someone hit and run, what to do next? Do I have to pay for something ? Does my insurance cover all damage? I have full coverage in Maryland

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    Make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage which usually has a $250.00 deductible. If your collision coverage has a smaller deductible, you can use this coverage instead. Sorry this happened to you.

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  • What to do if the bank account garnishment amount is different from the default judgment amount?

    In 2003, I received a judgment on a loan that was paid off in 1997. Unfortunately, due to the amount of time that passed, I was unable to provide proof. The judgment was removed from my credit many years ago and the attorney recently renewed the j...

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    Post-judgment interest continues to accrue at 10% per annum which could explain the discrepancy. If you still believe the amount is incorrect, you can have a limited time to contest the garnishment. You may want to ask the attorney for the creditor for an itemization.

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  • I was ticketed for going 29 miles over the speed limit, but the ticket doesn't say reckless driving. Does that show up later?

    I was going 84 in a 55. Sent the ticket in requesting a waiver hearing which is tomorrow. Now I'm wondering if maybe the officer was being nice and I should just pay the fine. My concern is that although the ticket doesn't say reckless driving...

    Scott’s Answer

    This is a 2 point ticket and not a reckless driving ticket in Maryland. You should go to court and request probation before judgment which would avoid the points. The judge may instead reduce it to one point.

    It would have been better to request a trial because if you had and the police officer did not appear, you would have been acquitted.

    Good luck tomorrow! (It is really just a speeding ticket).

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  • What to expect - harassment case

    My boyfriend and rented a home thru airbnb. The rental included access to the private beach. One of her neighbors started harassing us. First she said we were trespassing, then she started using racial slurs against me and stalking me and followin...

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    There will be a trial date scheduled for the criminal charge. You should be subpoenaed as a witness for the State. You can expect someone from the State's Attorney's office to contact you close to the trial date. There may be a trial or the woman may enter a plea. If she is convicted, you can tell the judge how you were impacted. It will be up to the judge whether to sentence her to jail.

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  • Now that I am 16 am I old enough to give my consent to a person for things that happened in the past??

    I'm in a relationship with a person that's over age and when I was younger we had sex but know I'm 16 and the age of consent law states that when you 16 in Maryland your old enough to give consent to sex with older people. Now that I'm 16 can I gi...

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    You cannot retroactively give consent if you were under 16 at the time of the act.

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  • What happens after a victim gives a detective a statement over the phone

    I left a tip about a computer crime online a detective called me and asked to meet in person i said i couldnt so we discussed the situation over the phone what happens next..

    Scott’s Answer

    They will investigate and decide whether to bring criminal charges against the accused.

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  • I'm late on an auto payment for my car. They remotely shut off my car but never disclosed to me that they installed this device.

    I'm 6 days late on an auto payment for a used car I bought in Delaware. The used car dealership shut off my car remotely. I had no idea they could do this because they never fully disclosed this practice to me at the time of purchase nor did they ...

    Scott’s Answer

    You will need to consult with a Delaware attorney since you bought the car in Delaware. It depends on the language in the sales/loan contract whether it gives them the right to do this.

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  • How long does it take an order of satisfaction to be processed once the court received it?

    How long does an order of satisfaction take to be processed ?License and registration was suspended due to civil judgement. Once settled I need an order of satisfaction to take to the Mva to get reinstated. How long does that process take once the...

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    Once it has been filed with the court, you should be able to get a date stamped copy of it from the court and take it to the MVA to get your license reinstated. A judge does not need to sign it.

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  • PLEA TO AVOID IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES

    I live in maryland and i am appealing the guilty verdict from district court to circuit court. I've been charged with assault second degree by the mother of my son. I would like to know what kind of plea or pre tial disposition for this charge w...

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    You should consult with an immigration lawyer, but generally speaking you need an acquittal or the State to drop the charges or there could be an immigration consequences.

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  • When in the state of maryland do I have to disclose a expunged arrest record?

    Expungment took place in state of PA about 5 years ago. Entered a pre trial diversion program on a misdeamnor theft charge. Case was dismissed and arrest record expunged. Live in Maryland now so was wondering when I have to disclose when applyi...

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    My opinion is that you do not need to disclose anything that has been expunged. It is as if it never happened. It does not sound like you were even convicted in the first place.

    As stated, depending on the language in the application, you may wish to disclose it when applying for federal positions.

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