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  • Can a 13 year old dui be removed from your dmv record? A recent job said it didn't show up on their check. Is that possible?

    I'm a CDL Class A holder with 2 dui on my dmv record. Looking for jobs.

    Thomas’s Answer

    In Maryland they do not remove DUIs from your record, especially convictions. I am not sure if MT - where my father is from - has any different law on the subject. Sometimes records don't show up if it involves a transfer from one state to the next. Sometimes under the Interstate Compact the crimes don't get sent over to another state. It depends which states are involved and whether those states have agreements through the Compact with other states to share records.

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  • Will I go to jail for 2nd degree identify theft

    My uncle and I were on a phone plan that offered tv service I got the TV service without asking to add on, there is a bill for 982.00

    Thomas’s Answer

    No. Not unless you borrowed someone's account to sign up for a service fraudulently. If anything, it seems like someone pulled a fast one on you and you should get your money back or look into litigation.

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  • How much will it roughly cost to have an attorney get my record expunged? And can the second DWI be expunged?

    I am interested in getting my record expunged. I have a misdemeanor drunk in public and a DWI (probation) then I received a 2nd DWI after I had completed my probation for the 1st DWI (didn't violate probation for the 1st DWI) was found guilty for ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    While it is true that DUI cannot be expunged in Maryland as of now, a number of attorneys and others may be seeking to attain legislation that could allow some form of DUI expungement. However, sadly, as of now you won't be able to do it.

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  • What can he do to increase his chances of being released? Can the warrant for the assault still be converted to a summons?

    I have a friend with 2 years left on parole and his mandatory release date has passed. He just learned that he had a warrant for 2nd degree assault and assault with a deadly weapon and consulted with an attorney to have the warrant converted to a ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    There are two different types of warrants - an arrest warrant and a warrant for VOP or FTA. The first usually isn't converted to summons, and often doesn't appear right away on the case search computers. However the second types - VOP and FTA warrants - are often converted by asking the judge through motions to quash. My guess is that it would be a tough go to try to get this converted but most things in law, it is worth a shot generally. You can make the arguments. However, I think you would be wasting money to hire someone for only this because he's also got the parole issue. You would need to deal with both issues and my feeling is that a judge would say there's no sense converting the arrest warrant to summons with the parole retake outstanding based on the new charges. I think it would be a tough go to begin with, then with the parole issue there's not much happening. Better bet would be to hire counsel for the bail review hearings.

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  • Should i hire a lawyer? and what should i do

    It was a Friday night and my buddy Alex picked me and my ATV up from my house in his truck. We went to my friend Jons house, and When we got their i adjusted the valves on my ATV. We all decided to go out to a place next to my friend Jons house th...

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • What actions can i take if a burglar is in my garage...maryland

    Can i do what is necessary to contain him until the police arrive

    Thomas’s Answer

    A lot if recent court history is to be considered. The general rule is you have a right to defend yourself if you feel threatened/your life is in danger. You have the right to use reasonable force to do so. Generally, if someone attacks you with a fist you can fight back with a fist. However, in a Baltimore City case, a man broke into a house and was nearly decapitated by a college student using a Samurai sword who felt that his life was in danger. The student was found to not be culpable for the death of the burglar. That's not an ordinary situation and most people felt this was a close call since it was not clear that the burglar was actually threatening the life of the student.

    In another case, an appellate court in State v. Kenny Der acquitted Mr. Der who was accused of murder for killing a burglar with his gun. The appellate court found that he had acted in self defense when he and another man found there to be burglars in the building where he was and that he had used his weapon in self-defense.

    Your best advice is to get to safety and call the police, but you have a right of self defense in Maryland if you feel threatened. The question of how much is still very hotly debated.

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  • 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 ?

    I dont have a drivers licenses, and im a immgrant do i want to see if there is anyway to get it drop because i have family here and dont want to leave them at all .

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • Looking to expunge a disorderly conduct charge from 7 years ago (Ohio) with a PBJ (completed) from MD?

    I received a disorderly conduct back in 2006 for public intoxication in Ohio. I was in my 20s. I pleaded no contest and was let go with no fines due to it being my first and only incident with the law. Fast forward two years later I moved to MD...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Ohio law applies. Maryland would not allow the expungement unless it wasn't a conviction.

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  • Should I get a lawyer for 1st time dui?

    Blew .10, had suspended license but had physical cool even tho cool had pulled me over previously. Case is in justice court.

    Thomas’s Answer

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

    I am a sex offender in Maryland released on mandatory supervision in 2008. My parole agent now says I must take a maintenance polygraph because it is a condition of my release and I never had one before. A polygraph was not on my release papers ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    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 just understand that if things don't go well, you may have options and defenses later on.

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