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How to take care of a Fta for DWLR in maryland?: My HUSBAND got a Fta for a DWLR in 2007 and is trying to get his license back and needs to find out the best way to take care of this ticket in one day? He does have a warrant now but since we reside in NC we only have 1 day to take care of the charges. I need to know can he turn his self in and see a judge in the same day. We don't want to go the 6 hours again in a month if possible. Any advice on taking care of this situation.

Asked 3 months ago in Speeding Ticket

Justin’s answer: He should hire an attorney to file a motion to quash the warrant. Most of the time he would be required to appear in court on the new trial date. However, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case (including his driving record), an attorney may be able to handle the case without your husband having to Maryland at all. He should not simply turn himself in.

Answered 3 months ago.


Missed court : Missed my court date due to my mom being really sick I'm her primary care giver until they determaited if they going to provide home health aid ... I reached out to court clerk on 08-24-2014 two days after my mom got rushed to hospital. she informed me I could reschedule wait for my new court date in mail ... I haven't received anything so I did a follow up today I was informed I have a warrant for my arrest .. would like to know right steps I can take to get warrant lift and a new court date .. Thanks

Asked 10 months ago in Criminal Defense

Justin’s answer: If a warrant for your arrest has been issued in a criminal or traffic matter in the State of Maryland you typically need to hire an attorney to file a Motion to Quash the Warrant or Motion to Strike the Warrant. The main reason you need to hire a lawyer to do this for you and not on your own is that the Judge ruling on the Motion knows that with an attorney involved, you are less likely to miss court again - especially after paying for an attorney. I recommend retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney and most offer free consultations for criminal, traffic and DUI or DWI cases, including cases in which the defendant has a Failure to Appear or FTA.

Answered 10 months ago.


How much does it really take to violate parole?!: My ex has been out of prison for just a little over a year and is on parole. He has since been arrested 2 times, received 5 traffic tickets (including driving on suspended), and left state twice. His parole officer supposedly knows about these things and doesn't seem to care... Am I missing something here? Maybe I'm just not understanding this whole thing?

Asked 10 months ago in Criminal Defense

Justin’s answer: Probation and Parole Violations are very fact specific and for an individual to be violated, it most often begins with the individuals PO / Agent notifying the sentencing Judge and the Judge either setting the matter in for a hearing or issuing a warrant. Therefore, it is possible his parole officer does not know about all those possible violations or they are they are not that big of issue (example leaving the state for a short period of time and it was worked related). The arrests and serious traffic matters are more often bigger issues, but without knowing the facts and circumstance of the charges he is on parole for and the charges he was arrested, it would be difficult to say why he has not been violated. Additionally, if he has just been charged with new offenses, often PO wait for the disposition of the new charges.

Answered 10 months ago.