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Maryland has a fairly unique rule allowing private citizens

Maryland has a fairly unique rule allowing private citizens to approach a county court commissioner with an application for statement of criminal charges. I can find no statutory language stating that the complainant MUST be the victim of the alleged crime. Can a citizen of Maryland with intimate knowledge of the crime and substantiating evidence file an application for statement of charges under Maryland Law even though he is not the direct victim of these felony crimes? The victim is disabled, living in another state, but would like to see justice done before he dies.

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I was very irresponsible and did not have insurance on my

I was very irresponsible and did not have insurance on my car. I've been trying to save money for tuition, I figured I could get by for a month and just keep my trips to essencials. Dumb, I know. I feel terrible and know how lucky I am to only have a ticket as oppossed to getting into an accident. I slid into a gravel ditch and unfortunatly needed to get pulled out. My car is perfectly fine, it was just really sandy. The police noticed I was stuck and called the tow for me. Then asked for my insurance. I knew it had lapsed but I was so scared that I said I had it just no proof. Again, Dumb, I know. I've heard of people being arrested for no insurance, so I was really freaked out. The lady cop was super nice, she even told me that if I didn't have any that I should, "get some quick." I didn't understand what she ment. I was trying to get a hold of my insurance company and get covered immediatly but of course it was sunday. After I got my ticket I realized what she ment. I could have called a company like The General and been covered immediatly, then there would have been no ticket. So, in a matter of 8 hours I had successfully managed to do multiple stupid things.On monday I recieved a text. "This is to let you know the case number ***** your citation should read 2016-7578. No other changes."I responded, "I'm not sure what this means?"Reply, "It refers to the complaint and summons you were issued for not having insurance. The case number ***** the top right corner should read 2026-7578."My ticket reads... 16-7579. Which is different from both numbers given to me. None of them match.I was wondering what my next step is. Lawyer, call the DA, wait for court, call the number that has sent me texts? I don't want to incriminate myself more or give them the chance to rectify the mistake. Esspecially if the mistake make my ticket admissable. I'm in Colorado btw.Thanks so much in advance for advice.

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I'VE WORKED YEARS, BUT I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH FALSE

I'VE WORKED FOR WALMART FOR 18 YEARS, BUT I'VE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH FALSE ACCUSATIONS FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. I'VE BEEN FOLLOWED ON MY LUNCH EVEN AL THE WAY TO MY CAR, WATCHED WHILE I'M WORKING, FOLLOWED TO THE BATHROOM, THEY WERE EVEN WATCHING MY BROTHER, WHO DIDN'T EVEN COME INTO THE STORE, WHILE HE WAITED IN THE CAR TO PICK ME UP FROM WORK. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING EMPLOYERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR ASSETS BUT THE WAY I'M WATCHED IS OFTEN DONE SO THAT IT'S OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE THAT I'M THE ONE BEING WATCHED AND THERE IS NEVER ANY PROOF OF WRONG DOING ON MY PART BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A LINGERING ACCUSATION. THIS PAST SATURDAY I WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK THE IMPULSE FREIGHT WHICH IS BY THE REGISTERS I STRAIGHTENED UP THE GIFT CARDS NEXT TO A REGISTER AND WENT ON WITH MY WORK. WITHIN A FEW MINUTES I STARTED SEEING ONE MANAGER AFTER ANOTHER, SIX IN ALL, COMING RIGHT NEXT TO WHERE I'M WORKING THEN I SEE THE LOSE PREVENTION ASSOCIATE WATCHING ME FROM ACROSS THE AISLE. APPARENTLY HE TOLD MANAGEMENT I HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG. I SAY THIS BECAUSE I'VE SEEN THIS PATTERN PLAY OUT SO MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS. THE THING IS THERE IS NEVER ANY CONFORMATION OF WRONG DOING ON MY PART EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE CAMERAS EVERYWHERE THAT THEY CAN USE VERIFY THAT FACT I'M WATCHED THAT WAY ANYWAY. IT'S TO THE POINT WHERE IT FEELS LIKE HARASSMENT. NOW MY STORY IS NOT UNIQUE SEVERAL ASSOCIATES HAVE THE SOME OF THE SAME EXPERIENCES EVEN TAKEN INTO THE OFFICE AND FALSLEY ACCUSED. IN MY CASE THE AP ASSOCIATES REPORT TO MANAGEMENT AS THOUGH I HAVE DONE SOMETHING BEEF UP SECURITY AROUND WHERE I WORK BUT WHEN I OR OTHERS COMPLAIN THE PAT RESPONSE IS "IF YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT" BUT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS AND IT SEEMS IF THERE IS NO PROOF OF WRONG DOING AFTER ALL THIS TIME WHY CONTINUALLY TREAT ASSOCIATES IN THIS MANNER. THE MOTIVATION SEEMS MORE PERSONAL THAN PROFESSIONAL AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. EVEN THOUGH I PLAN TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER STORE AT THE END OF THE YEAR, I ALREADY KNOW THAT IN WALMART THESE KIND OF ACCUSATIONS FOLLOW YOU NO MATTER WHAT

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I was charged with a domestic violence that was dismissed.

Hello,I was charged with a domestic violence that was dismissed. During this process I had 4 guns taken by the police dept. After the charges was dropped and I tried to get my firearms back the court and police said I needed to fill out a claim and delivery form to get my guns back. I have since received paperwork from the court a notice to appear and that police department is contesting my eligibility to get my firearms back. Also I am a 19 year veteran of the military that is still currently serving. Is this something that is pretty straight forward since the charges were dropped / dismissed or is this something that I need to hire an attorney for?

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Probation violation on court right now no attorney when he

Probation violation on court right now no attorney when he was supposed to have one and didn't.

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A man said he would put my belongings in s storage bin and

A man said he would put my belongings in his storage bin and pay the rent. We could not get all the of my things into his storage bins, so he offered to pay both fees. He wanted to marry me and I have already said no. Now he has been texting me and calling me to send him naked pictures f me and that when I see him I will sleep with him. I don't want to do either and told him so. Do I have rights?

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My cousin committed arm robbery at 16 but he wasn't

My cousin committed arm robbery at 16 but he wasn't sentenced until he was 20 he didn't go to trial and except a plea bargain which was 40 year sentence with 20 years suspended this being his first offense can he request a new trial

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No prior convictions - first time charged with anything,

No prior convictions - first time charged with anything, embezzlement. will i go to jail?

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Shoplifting in Navy Exchange. Less than 100 dollars. What

Shoplifting in Navy Exchange. Less than 100 dollars. What are most likely consequences?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: California but is under title 18 sec 641JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My wife has never done anything wrong before

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