You should contact an attorney. If you cannot afford a private attorney, contact the public defender. An attorney can help make sure that you achieve the best possible result. You do not want something like this on your record for future employers to see.
You are entitled to the cost of all repairs and a rental car while your car is in the shop. If you were injured, you can also recover for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. as a result of your injuries. You cannot recover for the inconvenience of having to take your car to the shop multiple times since Maryland law does not allow a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress.
You can look for an attorney now or wait until you receive a court date. Make sure that someone will get your mail if it sent to the address on your ticket and advise you of the court date. You do not want to fail to appear because this could lead to a bench warrant.
Public Defenders are lawyers. They go to law school, pass the bar exam, and appear in court just like private attorneys. Public Defenders know the judges well because they appear in court every day and they have a lot of experience. They also have a very heavy case load and may not be able to pay as much attention to every individual case. It is a personal and financial decision whether to hire private counsel or use the Public Defender.
You need to post this question to attorneys in your home state. Change the location to the state in which you have your license. It is illegal in most states to drive while your license is suspended in another state. Therefore, if your license is suspended in Maryland for a result of .08 or above or a refusal, it may be illegal for you to drive in your state. Consult with an attorney where you reside.
You generally have 30 days to switch the new car to your policy. Contact an attorney. Otherwise, your stepson is liable if he was at fault. You are responsible if he was doing something on your behalf. Obviously, anyone can be sued even if they might not be responsible.
You may also have to pay a fine to the MVA for not having insurance.
If you had three DUI's within a year, you could very well get significant jail time although it will help if you did inpatient rehabilitation in a 28 day program. You obviously need an attorney to go over the facts and details surrounding possible defenses to the charges, mitigation evidence, etc. Get an attorney or contact the Public Defender right away if you cannot afford a private attorney.
No one can tell you with certainty what will happen. This is a very serious situation and you...
There are two things that happen when you get a DUI. First, you must go to court on the DUI charges. The maximum penalty is one year in jail, 12 points, and a $1,000 fine for a first offense. Fees vary greatly and depend on numerous factors.
In addition, you face a suspension of your license for 45 days or more depending on whether you took the test and the result. You have a very short timeframe to request an administrative hearing. An attorney can take steps to protect your...
It sounds like you were given a civil citation for underage drinking which is not a criminal offense and does not carry any jail time. It only carries a possible fine.
You state that the DUI was "dismissed". If this was the case, you should not have a problem. However, if you received probation before judgment and one of the conditions of probation was that you abstain from alcohol, then this could have violated your probation which means that there could be a VOP hearing where the judge...
The statute of limitations is three years in Maryland. Once he files the lawsuit, the statute is met unless he adds new parties. There can only be one recovery for a harm so I am not sure why he has filed three lawsuits.
Laches is an equitable doctrine that has no application to these facts.