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Thomas J. Maronick Jr

Ocean City Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I got arrested for DWI this past weeking went to jail and payed a $500 bail bond to get out. Can i get it dropped ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan Joseph Mitchell
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Carl David Ceder
    4. Douglas Lowell Wilder
    5. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should get a lawyer in your local jurisdiction. A lawyer may be able to help you get it dropped if the facts are worthy of such action. Best bet- get a local lawyer and follow that person's advice.

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  2. Probation violation after I enrolled in counseling?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Michael Gene DeHaven
    4. William Lawrence Welch III
    4 lawyer answers

    In each situation, you need to follow exactly what the guidelines are with the judge. If the judge orders a specific time and variety of probation, that is what you need to do. By failing to get a specific plan with your, PO I think that is what violated you. But you may have defenses in that the PO did not give you a specific plan of action, from the facts you present. I think you weren't zealously going after getting this done, but nevertheless, you did not violate anything...

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  3. I was intoxicated and angry when I made a dv statement against my husband. Can I plea the 5th? I involked my rights once already

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William Lawrence Welch III
    2. Abraham Fernando Carpio-Gonzalez
    3. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    4. Jonathan Scott Smith
    4 lawyer answers

    YOur husband's lawyer can file a suppression motion on what was said. In Maryland you can only invoke spousal privilege only once so it seems that bridge has been crossed. I think the best bet is to try to keep the statements out by suppressing them as hearsay or coerced (i.e. not voluntarily given, or given without consent).

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  4. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE ME FOR MY DMV HEARING?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Wenzel Carr
    2. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3. Paul Drew Stuber
    4. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    5. Philip Daniel Hache
    5 lawyer answers

    In Maryland we have interlock that can be included as part of a sentence. .09 is not the worst I have ever heard. Absolutely fight it. Challenge the testing instruments that got the score. Maybe they are flawed thus having flawed results. DC scores were thrown out recently on flawed results. I think you should fight the scores first and then see if you can win entirely.

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  5. How can a polygraph be a condition of my release as of today if I was released 5 years ago?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    2. Lawrence Steven Greenberg
    2 lawyer answers

    Agree with Lawrence. But I would add that polygraphs are not generally admissable in criminal courts. I mention that because there are questions about their reliability which means you can be a great polygraph taker but be someone who simply knows how to beat them. On the flip side, you can be very truthful but be nervous and just not do very well under questioning. I think there is empirical evidence proving both points. My main comment to you is to do whatever you are told to do, but...

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  6. Missed deadline for MVA hearing. Now suspended for 120days. tried to appeal, didn't get my mail.They rejected. Do I need lawyer

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Alan Simmons
    2. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    3. Timothy A. Provis
    4. David E Ledyard
    4 lawyer answers

    The issue is that it is two separate things. What the MVA does and the Court are two different things. The way there is a cross-over is that there is not an additional hit for getting 12 points for a DUI conviction. However, there are automatic supensions for refusals because this is what we call implied consent in Maryland. That means you are expected to say "yes" to blowing. If you don't you face the suspension. I also would recommend a no-obligation consultation (410) 244-5068,...

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  7. Maryland Criminal Traffic Court question:

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William Lawrence Welch III
    2. Michael Gene DeHaven
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    He is definitely going to need an attorney. This is a repeat offender and the State, as well as most judges would go for jail time. I think the issue is that a specific plan of action is needed. This is someone who should be in an alcohol treatment program, probably an in-patient program, secondly who should be taking a traffic safety course, third who should be looking into MADD donations and community service. Without getting into specific defenses, this friend needs help with driving...

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  8. Should i hire a lawyer? and what should i do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William H. Kassebaum
    2. Christopher Charles Dyer
    3. George C. Mangrum
    4. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes hire a lawyer. Don't take a chance. Hire a local lawyer familiar with the court in question and licensed in the law of your state.

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  9. Should I get a lawyer for 1st time dui?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig S Orent
    2. Howard A Snader
    3. Aaron Michael Black
    4. Jeremy Michael Eldridge
    5. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    5 lawyer answers

    Of course. You are facing jail, loss of license, hefty fines, possible collateral consequences with your job or school. There's an old saying that the man who represents himself has a fool for a client. I'd say that's sage advice.

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  10. I am being charged by the State of Michigan for medical expenses from my child's birth. Can this be discharged in bankruptcy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Martin Hilla
    2. Thomas J. Maronick Jr
    3. Robert Michael Fox
    3 lawyer answers

    I am a Maryland practitioner but will try to handle this one. Medical bills generally ARE dischargeable in a Chapter 7. Now where this is tricky is that it is for the birth of YOUR child. If this can be seen as any kind of child support, then no. However, let a court tell you that you are wrong. I suggest you put the bills on the bankruptcy, following the rule that generally medical bills are dischargeable. Unless there's some Local Rule in Michigan I am not aware of, I think this is a...

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