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William Lawrence Welch III

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  • Could someone please provide a jury trial overview for Calvert County, MD?

    I am not able to speak to my attorney until next week. I would like to get an idea of how the jury trial option works in Calvert County, Maryland. If I request a jury trial for a misdemeanor currently in District Court how long will it take to g...

    William’s Answer

    Your attorney is in the best position to answer your questions about your case.

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  • Can I expunge charges that resulted in a nolle prosequi if I was found guilty for one charge?

    I have a case in which there were 5 charges against me. 4 of the charges resulted in nolle prosequi and 1 charge resulted in a guilty disposition. Could I expunge the 4 charges that resulted in nolle prosequi?

    William’s Answer

    Unfortunately, Maryland's expungement law does not permit that. Additional information is available at mdcourts.gov.

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  • Trespassing 1st time charge

    I was intoxicated at my hotel room and asked to leave and I came back twice in 20 minutes to my hotel and the manager said she asked me to leave and got me arrested for trespassing. What is my possible penalties ? I see $500 fine or 30 days in jai...

    William’s Answer

    While it is unlikely that the court would put you in jail, if you were convicted, perhaps the bigger consequence for you might be the public records. Some employers, landlords, and lenders refuse to deal with anyone for whom they find a record at all.

    Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, and beware that online posts are not confidential.

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  • On 3/29/2013 i was sentence to 2 years suspended sentence for 2 years probation that should end on 3/29/2015

    90 days after my 2 years probation ended on 3/29/2015. on 6/16/2015 p&p potition the court to violation my probation for not paying restutution. P&P should have potition the court before 3/29/2015

    William’s Answer

    While the law requires P&P to file a vop within 30 days of when probation expires, the circuit court may violate regardless of when the petition is filed.

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  • Will I be able to get this specific PBJ (6-220) expunged?

    I entered into a guilty plea for misdemeanor theft (under $500) back in 9/2008. In 9/2013, my motion to modify the sentencing was granted which ultimately changed the disposition to a PBJ (6-220). In 9/2014, in federal court, I plead guilty to DUI...

    William’s Answer

    Probably not. Federal convictions may not be expunged, and Maryland's expungement law provides that a subsequent conviction prevents expungement of the earlier pbj.

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  • I was charged with indecent exposure x2 and disorderly conduct I was Drunk

    I was walking down the boardwalk when the tram train car hit my hand. I turned around and was struck by the train. The police stated that they followed me and placed me under arrest. For disorderly conduct stating that I had hit the car intentiona...

    William’s Answer

    An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate defenses and mitigation. Consider a confidential consultation, and beware that on line posts are not confidential.

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  • My brother was convicted in 2005 in south carolina in a stand your grown situation. the law change in 2006. can he use now?

    my brother was convicted in 2005 in south carolina in a stand your grown self defence situation. but the law didn't change until 2006. he has been appealing since then. i mentioned to him yesterday that there could be a possibility that he could u...

    William’s Answer

    Perhaps your brother can, but he would need a criminal defense lawyer, who handles postconviction in South Carolina to research the issue for him.

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  • IF YOU ARE OUT ON BAILPER A BAILS BONDSMAN, AND A SUMMONS IS SERVED FOR A NEW CHARGE WILL BAIL BE REVOKED?

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    William’s Answer

    No one can guarantee that the court will not revoke bond.

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  • If you are charged with second degree assault

    the victim says they were not assaulted, but the state picks up charges. If the "Victim" comes to court and testifys that there not assault, that it was not intentional, will the case be thrown ouT?

    William’s Answer

    Yes, the state can just drop the case, just like defendants can just plead guilty. However, no one can guarantee that the state, judge, or a jury will do so. You are facing ten years in state prison, even if you are a first time offender.

    Consider a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, and beware that on line posts are not confidential.

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  • Do I receive any release paperwork when probation is finished?

    I was put on supervised probation Sept. 2012 for a misdemeanor and will be released Sept. 14 2015. Do I receive any paperwork stating that I am off probation and will be released or is this automatically done and I do not receive anything? All o...

    William’s Answer

    Often times, my clients tell me that they do not, but occasionally, some do. Contact your agent.

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