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Seth Russell Okin

Timonium Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 1st time charged with DUI/DWI. I blew but it was "insufficient" Will it hurt me in court if I pick the the 120 days suspension?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Carl Athen
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Patrick Erney Maher
    4. Seth Russell Okin
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    There is a significant difference between an MVA hearing and your Criminal hearing. MVA hearings are administrative hearings that rely on a significantly lower burden of proof - preponderance of evidence. Whereas your Criminal hearing, the burden of proof is "beyond a reasonable doubt." That said, this is a significant citation(s) and one that absolutely requires the assistance of an attorney. No matter how much you read, your analysis of case law is not the same as an attorney. The maximum...

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  2. My question is i got a DUI the other night i live in pa but got pulled over in Maryland this is my first offense cl driver

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Lawrence Welch III
    2. Lewis Maurice Silber
    3. Michael Gene DeHaven
    4. Mark William Oakley
    5. Jan Edward Williams
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    As the previous posts have all said, you need an attorney as soon as possible. The clock is already ticking on what you need to do and only an attorney can give you the advice, direction and counsel to accomplish everything. Our firm handles these cases regularly and would be more than happy to discuss this matter and how to move you forward. Call: 301-455-9513

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  3. Daughter got DUI while driving my car; wrecked it. insuror wants to speak directly to her. My car is totaled. What is my risk?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Scott R. Scherr
    4. Patrick Erney Maher
    5. Scott Carl Athen
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    Let's put the vehicle aside for a moment and hope that your daughter is okay. Then address her immediate need: SHE NEEDS AN ATTORNEY. I apologize for the use of all caps but I cannot be more serious when stating the need for an attorney in this matter. A DUI is a very serious charge, that can carry serious penalties in the courts, as well as license penalties administratively. An attorney can help guide you through this process and advise you every step of the way. There may be genuine facts of...

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  4. Should I just pay the fine for exceeding the maximum speed: 70 mph in a posted 50 mph zone?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Carl Athen
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Seth Russell Okin
    3 lawyer answers

    General rule, if you pay the ticket you admit guilt and will also get the points along with the fine you are paying. What is important to remember is you are INNOCENT until proven guilty. It is the job of the State, in this case the officer, to offer into evidence the necessary information concerning this citation. There happens to be case law and precedent that must be followed and an experienced attorney will know exactly what must be said at a trial. NEVER make the job easy for the State....

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  5. Should I plead guilty or not-guilty?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    2. Seth Russell Okin
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
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    For starters, do not simply mail in the ticket with the listed fine! A pleading of guilty will carry the fine and then the addition of points to your license, even with an out of state license. While this citation carries 1 point with it in Maryland, the translation to your Pennsylvania license may be different. The Frederick District Court can be particularly difficult to deal with on your own. Appearing there regularly and twice in the last week, I would strongly advise you to hire an...

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  6. I just searched my name and I have a bench warrant issued but Im clueless to why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brandy Ann Peeples
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Seth Russell Okin
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    As stated earlier, contacting an attorney is an immediate need in this situation. An attorney will be able to call the courts and get to the bottom of this issue, while also filing a motion to quash the warrant and reset for trial. Was anger management your only order from the judge? It may be prudent to get a letter from where you are attending anger management and a list of all the dates of attendance.

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  7. I got a speeding ticket and I want to know how to handle the ticket in court to try and get it reduced or dropped.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. James Donald Garrett
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Seth Russell Okin
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    77 in a 55 in a significant increase over the posted speed limit. Regardless of the history you may have with this officer, you need an experienced attorney to represent you in this matter. Paying "as little as possible" should include the future savings having an attorney will bring by working to reduce any points/fines should you be found guilty, probation before judgement, etc...and keeping those insurance premiums down. Contact a local attorney as soon as possible.

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  8. I was arrested and charged for dui this is my first time i'm very scared because i was not driving i was sleep in my car

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Scott Carl Athen
    4. Julius Martin Blattner
    5. Scott R. Scherr
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    YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY. I apologize for the use of all caps but I cannot be more serious when stating the need for an attorney in this matter. A DUI is a very serious charge, that can carry serious penalties in the courts, as well as license penalties administratively. An attorney can help guide you through this process and advise you every step of the way. There may be genuine facts of dispute which need immediate attention, so do not wait. I would be happy to assist you in this matter....

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  9. How can I get an exemption from the MVA,( uninsured motorist) I am now insured . To get tags I have to paymore than $3,600?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott R. Scherr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Seth Russell Okin
    4. Lina M Lopez-Fullam
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    You will want to contact the MVA immediately, so to stop any increase in past owed fees or interest. They will likely set you up on a payment plan and bring you current so that you do not come up as suspended for being an uninsured motorist. Driving while suspended carries serious consequences.

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  10. OK i was driving home about 5 months ago and i got a speeding ticket for doing 65 in a 45 and apparently my license was suspende

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Seth Russell Okin
    3. Michael R Crosner
    3 lawyer answers

    You have several issues moving together in this matter, the first and most important is driving on a suspended license which carries a penalty of 1year in jail and/or a $1000.00 fine. This is a very serious charge and one that you "must appear" for on the date assigned by the clerk of the court. If you have not cured the issues on your license and cannot appear with a valid and current license you're going to have problems. To the issue of speeding, as this is not your first speeding ticket,...

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