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Yes, that is one of the problems.
Then there is the BIG problem:
Which is actual for "me" a warrant for my arrest for theft - $1000 - $10000. I have no idea why or what? I've never stolen anything.
The warrant appears to be something my landlord filed against me claiming "theft" of some sort (property). However, I did not steal anything from his property, I'm just hearing of such allegations and yet there is a warrant out for my arrest of theft charges.
I gave all the information regarding the warrant above.
It is from my landlord...he mentioned in an email asking about media equipment that was missing from the property. When we moved in he told us to do what we wanted with it so we took it all down and the media items were all left in a closet in the apartment. I don't know if I may have put some things in storage, but I can definitely check and see.
Would this cause a reason for him to file a report of theft against me. That is why I said, I know this one is mine for sure because it looks like my landlord hand prints all over it.
But what do I do now that this warrant is out against me?
Will there be someone looking/coming to arrest me any day/any moment about this?
Is this a situation where I turn myself in, sit in jail and wait to be released and then given a court date?
Or does the quashing happen before all this....for example, if I went to a lawyer and they put in the quash, would I still have to sit in jail for something like this? (Montgomery County, MD)
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX I'm done for now, but could I return later if I have any more questions under what was already paid?
I contacted a criminal lawyer today. He did confirm that I would still have to be book and turn myself in.
But, I'm still confused with what happens after I'm booked. Especially since I recently contacted my landlord about this. I told him it was a mistake and that things he is looking for got mixed in with my personal items. When he talked to my lawyer (divorce), he said he would be willing to drop these charges if I wrote him a letter explaining the situation. I've done, but haven't heard back from him.
I'm frighten by not knowing what will happen once I turn myself in (how long will I be there, will be out in time to not miss work, what amount of bond, if any?)
how would the landlord go about contacting the DA to do this? what step in the process is this done?
is this the same as him going to the police station, talking to a magistrate and saying this was a mistake?
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