Can they file criminal charges against me in the state that they live in when I do not live in that state?
In Maryland it is quite common for criminal cases to begin with an "Application for Charges" sworn out before a District Court Commissioner. This Application takes the place of the Statement of Probable Cause that a law enforcement officer would file at the time the defendant was arrested.
If you learn that you have a warrant in another state then you should strongly consider contacting a criminal defense lawyer in that state. Ignoring a warrant is never a good idea.
Good luck.See question
Can a criminal case be settled out of court?
Yes. It is possible for a case to be dismissed without the defendant ever having to appear in court. The dismissal must, however, be done in court and on the record. Keeping in mind that the state represents the victim in any criminal case, it is not possible for the victim to settle or dismiss the case on his or her own.
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Did not get permission to leave the state. Had to leave for work.
Please look at the rules of you parole and see if you have a duty to report new arrests or citations. It may be that you must tell your PO about the ticket. I have seen some commissioners (and judges) violate someone for not reporting an arrest that resulted in an acquittal. You should find out what your obligations are. Mr. Oakley is right when he says that what they really worry about is criminal offenses.See question
My neighbor filed a police report, Peace Order request and a criminal complaint against me alleging I pointed a gun at her daughter. During the Peace Order hearing, her request was denied because her own daughter, under oath, confirmed that I did ...
Let me add that you did very well to have successfully prevented the peace order from issuing. Good work! Too many people don't bother to defend against those things. My advice is to be careful. This person apparently isn't afraid to lie and is familiar with the process of going to the commissioner to apply for charges. If she wants to cause you more trouble she probably can. It's very difficult to have someone barred from applying for charges. You should start a working relationship with a lawyer now that way you will be ready in the event she causes you to be arrested. That lawyer would already be familiar with you and with your situation in the event you needed help with a commissioner's bail hearing or a bail review with a District Court judge. I hope you wouldn't need this kind of help but it's better to be prepared.See question
My boyfriend was on his way home with his cousins.A cop pulled them over my boyfriend was not the driver the police told them to get the F!%@ out the car and just started to search them.My bboyfriend did have a gun. on him and when they went to se...
In order to give you even an idea of what he may be facing a lawyer would need to know what your boyfriend's record looked like. Generally speaking there is a high likelihood of jail upon a conviction. The standard offer for a gun in Baltimore's district courts lately seems to be three years suspend all but two. Maybe he has defenses. If the stop or the search was illegal then perhaps the gun can be kept out of evidence. Given that gun cases are politically charged, he needs a lawyer right away.See question
On two separate ocassions one at Kohls and the other at JC Penney's my son was stopped for shoplifting. Both times my son was with his girlfriend who stated that she yelled at him to stop when he started to head to the door but she said he was in...
Mr. Oakley has hit the nail on the head.See question
Is it a crime to threaten to kill someone? Can a person be charged for saying "I am trying not to kill someone but she is pushing it!". I had someone say that about me today when I was in earshot. What do I do?
Stay away from the person who said that.See question
Neither of us received any injuries, just a red mark or two which could have been caused by bumping into something. No miranda rights were read, no photo or video of a "confession" were created. I, as well as my husband were asked what happened be...
When you have a confidential talk with a lawyer, ask him if you have a Fifth Amendment right not to testify. It might be helpful to use your Fifth Amendment right rather than use your spousal privilege. Do yourselves both a big favor and go to court with a lawyer.See question
i have 2 dwl charges and a fta thats all i have on my record and i watch my son 5 days a week while my fiance works
It's unclear from your question whether you just got a summons or just learned that a warrant is out there waiting for you. You may be able to convince the judge to give you another chance at doing your community service. You'll probably have a better shot at making that happen if you work with a lawyer to prepare for your VOP.See question
It was 2 burglary, 2 malic destruc of property and 3 theft charges. The public defender suggested maybe a speedy trial - I said no and only by checking online did I see it all had been dismissed about 30 days later. But they put my face in the l...
Mr. Yolles has given you some good advice. It would be a very good idea for you to talk with a lawyer about your potential recourse against those who wronged you before you file a petition for expungement. It's worth delaying your petition for a short while. You can probably find a lawyer nearby who will give you a free consultation. Be aware that getting arrested for a new case could cause you to lose the ability to get the nol pros'ed case expunged.See question