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If someone was incarcerated in one county of Maryland and

If someone was incarcerated in one county of Maryland and made a plea agreement with part of the plea being that he would be able to be transferred (immediately upon plea) to another county to have a warrant executed and case tried in the other county before the sentencing in the first county, but can't get the jail officials to work with him to get transferred, what can he do? His public defender said that she was alarmed that he was still in the first jail, because he was supposed to be transferred the same day of the plea. She, further, stated that the Interstate Detainer Act applies and he should be moved so that he can have the case in the other county heard. However, the person has not been transferred - even after talking to the Warden of the current holding facility. More concerning is that the paperwork and public defender for the facility he needs to be transferred to are waiting on him and cannot begin the processing of the warrant and charge until they receive him. His 180 days for the case to be processed in the county are running out and he will not have the opportunity for any concurrent time.

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I have no criminal record and I just received 2 citations

I have no criminal record and I just received 2 citations one for underage consumption and another for defiant trespassing. I was never breathalyzed and never admitted to drinking alcohol. Should I plead guilty and just pay the fine to get it over with or is there any way that I can fight it? Also, is there anyway I can get these charges removed from my record?

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My wife and hosted a birthday party year old daughter and a

My wife and hosted a birthday party for 13 year old daughter and a few of her friends and adults. Some of the adults had a few beers in the garage and the kids were in the house with my wife and some adult family members serving food and having the Birthday cake. A few days later, a minor attending, upon questioning by her mom, said that we supplied alcohol to the minors there and my wife and I were charged (this was in IL) with contributing to delinquency of a minor for providing alcohol to minors. We did not! The minor said she was given Blue Moon alcohol, except we didn't have that even in the garage or house! How do we defend ourselves?

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The dentist pleaded guilty charge from DEA regarding illegal

The dentist pleaded guilty for the charge from DEA regarding illegal prescription of control substance (pain killer). He agreed on the sentence of two years probation and fine of $50k.Does pleading guilty in general mean having less penalty verse pleading not guilty but is found guilty by court? Does the probation mean serving jail time outside of jail? Generally, what the probation conditions are (i.e with limited travel, reporting to law enforcement on regular basis)? He is facing civil law suit for similar illegal conduct. The civil lawsuit is seeking money damage. Giving serving probation, can the defendant use anyways to delay the civil court hearing (i.e. medical condition etc. )? The defendant has been using maximum delay tactic to delay the hearing of civil lawsuit including citing under criminal investigation (by DEA) so that he could not disclose anything to civil court. Finally, can the defendant transfer his bank account and hide/transfer his asset during the probation period to avoid collection from civil lawsuit?

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A couple night back I was charge with a dui drinking and

Hi, so a couple night back I was charge with a dui for underage drinking and driving. My alcohol level was .12, this is my first time offense beside 1 speeding ticket. The police stop me because he said I was speeding but not end up charging me for it. My question is will i be sentenced jail time?

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My dad was recently arrested in Myrtle Beach weapons

My dad was recently arrested in Myrtle Beach for two weapons offenses. unlawful carrying of a pistol and pointing or presenting a firearm. He posted bond, and has an initial appearance scheduled for September 2nd. He has hired a lawyer, but I want to be sure he is being advised well. Shouldn't there be a prliminary hearing of some sort?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: South Carolina, and it was last thursday 6/23JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not. He has.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Do you want me to describe his version of the story?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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When the docket case says "offer still stands",

When the docket for your case says "offer still stands", does that mean there was a plea offer?

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I live in Nebraska, and the police have been called to me

Hi,I live in Nebraska, and the police have been called to me because I left my 8 and half months old baby in the car alone for few minutes while she was sleeping in her car seat. The police gave me a ticket to show in court next month. Do I want to know what should I do now? I am totally scared, and I am not a bad mom. I just hated to disturb my baby's sleep when she had a long tired day. The windows were cracked open, and the car was looked with the alarm on.Any advice?Thanks

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If someone has had a pass background with charges such as

If someone has had a pass background with charges such as cocaine possession and/marijuana marijuana possession, have completed probation and any consequences such as drug court treatment and excetera; under Florida law can this person obtain a firearm license or license to carry a firearm? All charges had been withheld adjudication and this person shouldn't be considered a convicted felon and any case whatsoever. Before spending money on the licensing requirements of the State of Florida such as a training course to proof that the person is competent enough to manage a firearm, application fees, fingerprinting, etc. Would you say that this person is still eligible under Florida state law statutes to obtain a firearm permit or license to carry a concealed weapon?

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