Currently incarcerated on vop, have similar charges pending for a future court date that another individual confessed to completely and said I had nothing to do with. Then I got served a detainer for similar charges that I know nothing about ex. Where, when, etc. how do I find this out and get it lifted?
Your best bet is going to be to hire an attorney in that locality who can call up local authorities to get as much detail as possible. At least in Virginia, detainers rarely just get "lifted" without you showing up (or being transported) to address the charges unless there's something very unique about the case.
Best of luck,
James S. Abrenio
This answer does not create a attorney/client relationship, but is intended solely in the court of discussion. It is always my recommendation to retain an attorney whenever a court appearance is necessary. This recommendation is highlighted when it relates to an individual's criminal record.
If you have the funds for an attorney, it is best to retain an attorney to take a comprehensive approach to helping you on all fronts that you have mentioned. If not, if you have funds to have a lawyer consult with you in person or by phone to help set out a plan of action, that may be the next best thing.
In Maryland, the complainant's name will be on the charging document, as well as usually a narrative statement of allegations. Such information and material is public information available at the courthouse where you are being charged, so long as the warrant of arrest already has been served. Maryland has a statwide case finder to find out in which county you are being charged, and your case number(s). All the best to you. Jon
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If you have not been served with your charge papers, anyone should be able to go to the courthouse and copy them for you, because they are a public record.
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