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  • What Do I Need To Leave The State Of Maryland? ( Im 18 )

    I Want to get out of Maryland and Move To Texas With My Boyfriend? What Papers do i need? Do I Need a Passport?

    Eduardo’s Answer

    The answers above hit all key points.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for an underage drinking citation?

    I was at a house party and cops came for a noise complaint. A good amount of people ran out the back but the ones that stayed all got breathalyzed and got citations including me. My court date is in about a month and I was wondering if I'm suppose...

    Eduardo’s Answer

    Underage drinking is a serious offense that may have long-term consequences, as a result, I would highly recommend you seek legal counsel. Depending on the facts of your case, questions may be raised concerning the complaint, Miranda, and the validity of the breathalyzer. It's unlikely you'll know which arguments to make, hence your need for counsel.

    PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE, NOR IS THERE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

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  • Got speeding ticket while turning on a 25 mph road and not getting enough time to slow down.

    I turned froma 35 mph road to 25 mph road. When I saw the speed limit 25 (100 m after the turn), before I could slow down, the cop (who was sitting within 100 m of that sign) got me on radar with 38 and gave me a ticket. Can I go to traffic co...

    Eduardo’s Answer

    You could make the argument, but a court will likely determine you had ample time to lower your speed (if you were driving attentively) prior to reaching the speed limit sign.

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  • How would I go about handling a possible illegal sentence?

    My brother has been in prison for 12-yrs. He received a letter stating he may be serving an illegal sentence. We have been waiting for this for 12-years!! Some sign of hope. We paid an attorney, who walked off the case right before trial. We ende...

    Eduardo’s Answer

    In Maryland, your brother would have to make a written request with the PD's office to file a Motion to Correct an Illegal Sentence, Motion to Modify, Writ of Actual Innocence, or a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief. Upon receipt of the request, a PD would review the case and if suitable, file one of the aforementioned Motions. The State would then file a response. After the State's response, the local court may schedule a hearing to hear arguments from both sides. It's important to remember that the Defendant, not family, would have to make the request to OPD.

    Your brother could also hire a private attorney or file his own Motions "pro se," however, having observed dozens of self-represented appellants, I would strongly recommend against that option.

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  • I loaned my nephew $2,000 and he promised to pay me back.I have not received a cent since then I've evicted him from my home.

    What can I do to re-coop my money

    Eduardo’s Answer

    In Maryland, you'd file a suit against your nephew for the full amount at the local District Court. Having a document, signed by both parties, that attests to the loan would help greatly, however, if you don't have documentation memoralizing the loan, an argument may be made that your nephew was unjustly enriched by your loan. This line of argument is very complicated, consequently, I'd recommend you contact an attorney to determine whether this is a suitable option in your state.

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  • What can i do about me being on probation and my drivers license?

    i was arrested for driving on a suspended license and put on probation. a stiptulation of the probation was that i aquire a valid license by paying all of the fines. after all of the fines are paid my license will be suspended again due to points...

    Eduardo’s Answer

    In Maryland, points would not be assessed to your license once you complete the condition of probation, i.e., paying the fine. That is the benefit of probation: points are not assessed to your license. Whether the same is true in FL I am not able to answer. I would recommend you contact a FL attorney knowledgeable in traffic offenses.

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  • I received a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign, but the officer wrote the date of the incident for my date of birth.

    Is this significant to get the ticket dismissed?

    Eduardo’s Answer

    This is a common question. The answer is no. Simple administrative mistakes are often deemed as irrelevant by courts. On occasion, I've observed self-represented clients make an entire defense on issues like this - the result, the Court viewed it as the client trying to "get by".

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