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Scott R. Scherr

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  • What is the best way to handle this?

    I was heading to work to fill in for an employee who needed to take an hour off to pick up their kid. I got rear-ended by an F-250 at the intersection of Jacksonville Rd and Maryland Ave. My boss fired me the following day all because I asked if I...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney to handle the automobile accident claim. You can make a PIP claim to cover medical bills and lost wages in addition to your claim against the other driver assuming you did not waive the coverage. Make sure you get the treatment that you need for the accident.

    You can discuss the employment matter with an attorney, but Mr. Oakley is correct that most employees can be fired for any reason so long as it does not violate a statute, the Constitution, or a contract.

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  • Can I get off probation a lot earlier than expected?

    I am from New Jersey and we went to Ocean City, Maryland for my fraternity formal in late April and I got into some trouble. We bring a date for the weekend and go out to the restaurant on Saturday. I got more drunk than I ever have because I was ...

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    An attorney can file a motion to modify your sentence within 90 days. Even if you missed the 90 day deadline, a motion to modify the terms of probation can be filed at any time. You can file the motion nowas and ask the judge to hold it sub curium.

    When you completed your treatment and community service, you can ask the judge to make your probation unsupervised.

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  • What do I do next?

    I put my car in the shop in Nov. They never fixed it. Someone hit my car while in the shop. I was not told. The owner took the car to Macco to get it fixed but does not have the money to get it out. I still don't have the car as of 7/15/2016

    Scott’s Answer

    Make a claim under the insurance policy of the person who hit your car while it was in the shop. If they do not have insurance, make a claim under the collision or uninsured motorist coverage of your own policy.

    It is outrageous that your car has been in the shop for eight months and no one told you it was in an accident. One way or another insurance should cover the damage caused by the accident.

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  • Driving with an international license in Maryland

    I'm an international student in Maryland, and I was once pulled over by a police and went to a court because of driving without a valid license (even I actually brought my international driver license with me). But the end of the story is that my ...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should renew your Maryland license. Police consistently charge people with international licenses for driving without a license. You do not need the hassle of going to court again and fighting the issue. You can check with the MVA, but they may very well tell you that you need a Maryland license.

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  • Pulled over for driving without a license in MD. Charge TA16101 A 3 prior traffic violations. What should I expect?

    the 3 prior violations were for the same the thing driving w/o a license

    Scott’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to represent you in connection with the case. If you cannot afford a private attorney, you should contact the Public Defender as soon as possible and no later than 10 business days before the court date.

    There is a good chance you could be sent to jail given the prior offenses. You should attempt to get your license before court if at all possible.

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  • If you have 2 DUI's 8 years ago in PA, move to MD and get a third, do they add up even though 5 years have passed?

    I'm getting so many contradicting facts I don't know what to believe. Thank you!

    Scott’s Answer

    The judge will be able to see the two prior Pennsylvania offenses. You need an attorney to represent you since jail is likely given the prior offenses. You also face a suspension of your driver's license and a very short time period to fight it. You may be eligible for a restricted license for work and alcohol treatment depending on the test results.

    You should discuss with your attorney an appropriate treatment program.

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  • What should I do when someone is threatening me and my family with text messages

    Last year I sold a car to someone on craigslist and after 20 days the car broke down and she sued me and took me to court and I won the case. After that she texted me once a while that she will never give up and will get her money back. this i...

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    You could file for a Peace Order if you are truly concerned for your safety. There are time deadlines to file for a Peace Order and I do not know if those facts would be sufficient.

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  • Can I file a civil suit for damages caused by a person filing false charges against me?

    I was falsely arrested due to my property manager wanting me out of her property. She had been harassing and stalking my family for months. Even entering my apartment with her key without permission or notice. Police have been called numerous time...

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    You can sue for torts such as malicious prosecution, defamation, etc. Malicious prosecution requires that all charges be resolved in your favor which means an acquittal or the charges being dropped. You should be aware that defamation only has a one year statute of limitations.

    You should consult with an attorney that handles such cases. If your criminal charges are pending, you should retain an attorney to defend the case.

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  • How can they charge me with conspiracy when it's not in my discovery packet

    I have two codefendants in there discovery packet they both were charge with conspiracy but I wasn't but now I'm charge with conspiracy how is that

    Scott’s Answer

    You should discuss this with an attorney in a confidential setting. If you have been charged with conspiracy, there should be allegations to support the charge in the Statement of Charges. Do not post any more details on AVVO since this is a public forum and anything you post can be used against you. Discuss your case with an attorney in a confidential setting.

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  • Is it legal for a police officer to issue tickets based on hearsay?

    My husband was issued driving citations based on what a women told a police officer. A women claims that my husband had hit her car while in the parking lot of a convince store. When the officer showed up my husband was coming out of a house. Upon...

    Scott’s Answer

    Yes, it is legal. A police officer can issue citations without seeing the offense. At trial, the State's Attorney will need to call witnesses and present evidence to prove your husband was driving the car and committed the offenses. The State will need to call the woman as a witness if the police officer did not see it.

    Your husband should retain an attorney to represent him or contact the Public Defender as soon as possible and no later than 10 business days before the court date. This is a serious traffic violation that carries possible jail time and points.

    He should also turn the matter over to his insurance company. If he was not involved in the accident, he should tell them that.

    The police will look for paint transfer between the vehicles. He should take pictures of his vehicle to show that there is no damage if his vehicle was not involved.

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