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Scott R. Scherr

Lutherville Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 18
  1. I refused the Portable Breathalyzer Test during a DUI/DWI arrest. Will this hurt my case?

    Answered 8 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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  2. Does the MVA require enrollment in the Ignition Interlock Program in order to get your license reinstated after a 2nd DUI?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  3. Can I change a court date?

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Justin Wage Esworthy
    3. Jason W Cleckner Esq.
    4. Scott Warner MacMullan
    5. Jennifer J Wirsching
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    Send a letter to the court asking for a postponement and explaining the reason why. Attach a letter from your employer stating that you have to work and no one else can cover for you that week. It will be up to the court whether to grant the postponement request.

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  4. Question about a DUI hearing that took over 18 months to be scheduled

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Jeffrey B Henry
    3. William Lawrence Welch III
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4 lawyer answers

    I have not heard of it taking 18 months to get an MVA hearing for .15 or above. This must be a record. The hearing will take place before an Administrative Law Judge. Since you were .15 or higher, the Judge will either suspend your license for 90 days (for a first offense) or offer you the ignition interlock for one year unless in very rare circumstances they decide to take no action due to a legal issue. You should consult with an attorney to explore whether you have any defenses at the...

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

    Answered 3 months 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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  6. Should I hire a lawyer for a hit and run?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Jody R. Pollara
    3. Timothy E Fizer
    4. Benjamin David Stirling
    5. Mark William Oakley
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    First, if you have collision coverage, your insurance company should not be delaying covering the incident. You can make a claim under the collision or uninsured motorist coverage and use whichever deductible is lower. Next, when the drunk driver goes to court for the DUI charges, you should appear in court and tell the State's Attorney that you are out-of-pocket your deductible. The State can ask the judge to order restitution as part of the terms of probation. The typical deductible...

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  7. Have lawyers ever negotiated annonymous restitution for thefts undiscovered?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Lawrence Steven Greenberg
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
    5. Gary Hale Gerstenfield
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    He should consult with an attorney about the theft. There is no way to anonymously pay back the money. Any attempt to pay back the money could lead to theft charges. He should speak with an attorney about what to do. It is commendable that he wants to do the right thing.

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

    Answered 3 months 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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  9. 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 3 months 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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  10. Should I go in for questioning?

    Answered 5 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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