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Bruce Michael Robinson

Baltimore DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Was it legal for a policeman to make me unbutton my shirt and bra during a dwi stop?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Ted Harvatin
    5. Mark William Oakley
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    6 lawyer answers

    In a word, absolutely not!

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  2. Can you be pulled over without probable cause?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. Abraham Fernando Carpio-Gonzalez
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    As is frequently the answer in criminal law, it depends. It is not entirely clear as the last answer would have you believe. If the cop did not actually stop you, but rather approached you and your car, without excerising police authority, then he would probably be in the right because it was a voluntary encounter on your part. However, if he put on his lights and effectuated a true police stop, without any basis, then you might be a little closer to an illegal stop. This arguably is a grey...

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  3. I received a DUI on November 2008 and got a PBJ at court. Can I still say "NO" to Job n school applications to if ever arrested?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. William C Wood
    2 lawyer answers

    You may have skated on this one, so to speak. If you went to the hospital and therefore were never arrested, then you were not arrested. Very lucky for you. Additionally, if you got a PBJ, it is not a conviction either. Therefore, you may get away, technically, without answering in the affirmative regarding either an arrest or a conviction. However, it would make me a little nervous. I would tend to offer the additional information so that it is not construed the wrong way. That is,...

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  4. My wife was hit by a man and he was charged with DUI my wife and kids are not hurt can I sue him or his insurance company

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you certainly can. The law requires that he be insured and therefore there is coverage available to your family for any damages sustained to person or property. Ie. fix or replace your car, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. Be aware that there is always a statute of limitations in this type of case which is typically 3 years from the date of the offense. You should seek qualified counsel to give you advise in this type of matter.

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  5. I received a PBJ for a DUI in Federal court the Judge Stated my records will be sealed for the concerning suspension of my

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. Abraham Fernando Carpio-Gonzalez
    3. Larry D Lamson
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, a PBJ is not offered in the Federal Court for a DUI. It depends how your ticket was charged. If in fact they used the Maryland law, then a PBJ would be possible, but it generally does not go that way. If you are correct, and you actually received a PBJ then the MVA will not take action on that result. Conversely, if you are incorrect, and you did not receive a PBJ but rather a guilty conviction from the Court, then you would have exposure for the guilty conviction....

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  6. Can a DUI be expunged in Maryland? Does the state of MD permit DUI expungements if there is PBJ?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Gregory Michael Kline
    2. Bruce Michael Robinson
    3. Keith R Havens
    3 lawyer answers

    No, PBJ for DUI means that your DUI cannot be expunged. The statute on same does not permit it and the reason is because the State wants to know if you have had a prior "bite at the apple" in case you happen to get another DUI infraction down the road. Sometimes if a DUI charge is amended to a lesser offense like negligent driving, you may be able to get it expunged, but even that can be tricky.

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  7. PBJ from DWI and criminal background check in Maryland

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. John C Belcher
    3. William C Wood
    3 lawyer answers

    No, your PBJ is not considered a criminal record in most settings. Now, the fact that you are on probation or in March, off probation will have no impact on whether an employer can find your PBJ record. The answer is, they will be able to find the record if they search. You should remember however, that you have not be "convicted" of this charge, you were "charged" but not convicted, so must bear that difference in mind. I will however respectfully disagree with my colleague regarding...

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  8. Grand theft

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    1 lawyer answer

    More likely then not, in Harford County, the answer is yes, unless you have a good defense and win the case.

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  9. If you have a DUI charge in one state can you get a license in another state?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    2. Richard Stefan Lurye
    3. Robert Edward Heyman
    4. Edward Jerome Blum
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether you can get a driver's license in another state when you already have a DUI depends on a couple of factors. The fact that you have a DUI charge isn't the main focus, but rather what is the status of your license? If you are suspended in one state, you generally cannot get a driver's license in another state. If you have a regular unrestricted license in one state, then you probably can acquire a license in another state even after a DUI, assuming you reside in the other state.

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  10. I had a totally clean record. recently i was pulled over, arrested, then not convicted and given a PBJ.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Bruce Michael Robinson
    1 lawyer answer

    This question comes up quite a bit. My answer is, it is always best to error on the side of honesty and full disclosure. Employers much prefer full disclosure and honesty, that is part of what they are testing for. While you are correct about the fact that a PBJ is not a conviction, you are also correct that they will come across it on the website. Thus, if they are going to come across it on the website, isn't it better to disclose the information yourself and error on the side of full...

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