My daughter was arrested for shoplifting, she was given pbj, and ordered to pay court fees but won't have the money to pay it for a few weeks after the due date.
As the others have said, not paying the fines/court costs opens her up to a possible violation of probation hearing which carries the possibility of jail. Worse, it places keeping the PBJ at risk, which could mean not been able to have the charges eventually expunged. That leads to likely carrying theft charge on her record which will haunt her for ever.See question
My husbands got pulled over in Maryland and the trooper ran his drivers license and the license is not valid any more so she filed a citation. "Driving without a license" Which he is apparently due in court for it. He is active duty military and b...
Attorney Scherr is correct. Whether it is a misunderstanding some other innocent explanation, the charge is what is called a "must appear" because the potential penalties if he were to be found guilty include the possibility of incarceration. He should take this matter seriously and retain and attorney. The fact of being charged can have an impact on the military as well. If he is unable to afford a private attorney apply to the office of the public defender at least ten working days before court.See question
My daughter was caught and cited yesterday for shoplifting $70.00 worth of make up in Annapolis. She has never been in any trouble before and is an Honors student with a 4.4 GPA. She has a athletic scholarship to college and is fearful she may los...
Your daughter absolutely needs to retain an attorney. She has a great deal at risk with even a PBJ in this matter, what with her athletic scholarship and professional ambitions - shoplifting is a theft, a crime of dishonesty. She absolutely should not attempt to contact the prosecutors - let her attorney do that at the appropriate time. It may indeed be possible to get the matter dismissed, but this is not a DIY matter, especially given her situation. Return to therapy and community service is a good start. Depending upon the store there may also be a civil demand by attorneys for the store for a "civil penalty" as well, and the demand letters will only add to the stress. Retain an attorney as soon as possible.See question
I was sleeping in my car at the parking lot because I was tired. Did not drink at all and I was arrested and released within 30 minutes but took my license away
Attorney Scherr's comment is spot on. If the police didn't issue a so called temporary license you may have a defense to the potential lengthy suspension he is referring to. You don't get to contest that suspension if you don't request the hearing. Time is of the essence.
If you were in fact charged you will also have to go to court.
Although the public defender will represent you in court, they can not represent you at that MVA hearing.
Hire an attorney now.See question
Hi there, on October 13th, 2016 around 6pm, I made a wrong turn in to the restricted area of NSA in Annapolis Junction, MD, and was asked where I was born, I answered "China", and was directed to a side lot. After two hours of car search and inter...
I agree with the answers you have received so far. With a valid Chinese drivers license and/or an international permit, it should be relatively easy to obtain a Maryland license - my wife as a Chinese court interpreter used to translate the Chinese license for clients.
It is unclear where the charge os pending. In the matters I have handled from Ft. Meade, it is possible to be charged in either state court or federal court. The way the matter proceeds will vary depending upon that. The fact of your immigration status becomes a potential concern as well.
As others have stated, it is critical to retain a competent attorney - search for one on this website or on the internet.See question
I got DUI on April 24, 2015 for the first time. I got convicted as guilty for driving under influence of alcohol. I was charged as probation before judgement. My one year of probation finished on September 3, 2016. I attended classes and went to c...
Unfortunately, a DUI/DWI in Maryland ca not be expunged.See question
The details to the events that happened are very confusing. I was stopped because I was going 13 miles over the speed limit at 4 am. When the officer came up to talk to me, he must have smelled some alcohol. Which is true, I was out with friend...
First and foremost, retain a DUI/DWI attorney to examine legal defenses. If you can not afford a private attorney, apply to the office of the public defender at least ten days before court. Begin an alcohol counseling program as recommended by your attorney. Do not post any more facts on the website because it is open to review by anyone.See question
wasn't drinking at all. I refused all tests because I was scared when the officers came to my window with there guns drawn
Attorney Scherr is correct that factors will be looked at by the court; you do not to have been actually driving. Consult with a competent attorney as soon as possible.See question
I was parked in a parking lot car still running and police knocked on my window and told me to step out car they found my BAC was high and took me to station once i got there they processed me which took like 10 mins and i took the BAC test agian ...
Mr. Scherr and mr. Rombro are correct. If you were in fact charged, you do need a lawyer. The possibility of jail, points on your driving record and license suspension/restriction are real and should not be taken lightly.See question
My husband received his fourth DUI (previous instances are in 2002, 2006, and 2009). He has had PBJ and monitoring only before... no jail time. This time around, he has realized he has a problem, has been going to AA at least once a day, is star...
The most important thing right now is to either retain a competent DUI attorney. If that i out of reach, apply to the office of the public defender, not less than ten working days before court. But don't wait. The charges are serious, and the issues are not just what he should say to the judge. He needs an attorney, and a commitment to sobriety.See question