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Steven Donald Silverman

Baltimore Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can a employer withhold 10% of pay to cover costs when involved in an accident with company car

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    2 lawyer answers

    Unless you signed an agreement to allow your employer to withold wages for instances such as this, MAryland employes are not generally allowed to withold your pay. You can fiela complaint with the Maryland Human Relations Commsion, or a small claims suit in District Court.

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  2. Following the policies set by the school and notifing Higher Edcation on the matter

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    1 lawyer answer

    You may have a breach of contract claim against the program. IF they failed to follow their guidelines, you may be entitled to some or all of the tuition you paid to be returned to you. If the total tuition paid is under $30,000.00, you can file your claim in Maryland District Court. IF it is under $5000.00, you can easily proceed without a lawyer (small claims). Please remember that the time to file your claim may be limited, so you need to act now in either filling your claim or hiring a...

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  3. Can a employer withhold 10% of pay to cover costs when involved in an accident with company car

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    2 lawyer answers

    Unless you signed an agreement to allow your employer to withhold wages for instances such as this, Maryland employers are not generally allowed to withhold your pay. You can file complaint with the Maryland Human Relations Commission, or a small claims suit in District Court.

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  4. Reversing Paternity after signing a acknowledgment of paternity

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    1 lawyer answer

    It is suggested that you contact a lawyer who specialises in custody. One would think that a paternity test should be ordered by the court to determine the actual father. Although acknowledging that you are the father in the past may cause you to pay child support, a custody lawyer may be able to help you establish that you were "tricked" into the acknowledgment. Certainly you want to push for a paternity test as soon as possible.

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  5. My cousin was arrested for DUI

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    1 lawyer answer

    You can expect that your cousin will not be deported until after the trial for the DUI has been concluded. This will give you plenty of time to fight any immigration detainers. You can view his traffic matters by searching the Maryland Case Judiciary website. Some jurisdictions take up to 3 weeks before entering traffic cases on this site, so don't be surprised if it does not show up for awhile. I hope this helps.

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  6. Procedures in WA state to expunge or vacate a criminal conviction or plea agreement

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Aaron A Pelley
    2. Steven Donald Silverman
    2 lawyer answers

    Although you should confirm this with an attorney who is liscened in your state, most states require a pardon from the Governor to expuunge a felony conviction. You can request from your executive branch for an application to be mailed to you.

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  7. I have a jury trial coming next week and one of the key witnesses has gone missing, is there any sort of missing witness rule?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    1 lawyer answer

    Your best bet is to insist your lawyer request a postponement. It is better to do this in advance. It will also be helpful for your lawyer to show some reasonable efforts made in locating this witness so the court does not think you are sitting on your hands. Don't panic though, because most felony drug cases in Baltimore City get postponed several times before a court is available to hear the case.

  8. How long before a trial can you add new character witnesses?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    2. Abraham Fernando Carpio-Gonzalez
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no cut-off to add a character witness. Just tell your lawyer to subpoena the witness in the event the witness is reluctant to come to court.

  9. How long do I have to file a suit ?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Travieso
    2. Steven Donald Silverman
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    If you signed a release when you settled, than you likely have no ability to "reopen" this matter.

  10. Can i get charged with possession of marijuana if it wasn't on me?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Steven Donald Silverman
    2. Joshua Gramling Stein
    3. Theodore John Koban
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes! You all can be charged with constructive possession. IF the state can prove you were all sharing the weed, you can all be convicted. The good news is that is hard to prove, unless one or more of your roommates tells that to the police or the judge.