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Fail to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order

Have you been charged with fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order that a police officer made in Maryland?

If so, contact attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 288-2900 or email his office to schedule a free legal consultation. Attorney Randolph Rice is a Maryland criminal defense attorney and has represented hundreds of clients charged with fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order charges in Maryland.

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What is fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order?

Fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order is a crime as defined by Maryland Criminal Law section 10-201(c)(3).

What is the penalty for fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order in Maryland?

A person who is convicted of fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order that a law enforcement officer makes is subject to imprisonment of 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Is fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order a misdemeanor or felony in Maryland?

Fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order in Maryland is classified as a misdemeanor in Maryland.

What happens if I am convicted of fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order in Maryland?

If you are found guilty of fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order in Maryland you could be placed on probation, ordered to pay a fine, ordered to complete community service or sent to jail by the Judge.  If you do not have a criminal record, or a minor record or an old criminal history, you may be eligible to receive a probation before judgment.  That means you have not been convicted and at some point after probation you would be able to expunge the record.

What do I do if I’ve been charged with fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order in Maryland?

Contact attorney Randolph Rice at (410) 288-2900 to schedule a free consultation and to discuss your case and options.  Attorney Randolph Rice is a former Assistant State’s Attorney, recognized by Super Lawyers as a Maryland Rising Star in Criminal Defense, ranked by Avvo as a 10 out of 10 and Lead Counsel Rated.

Do I have a right to a jury trial if I am charged with fail to obey in Maryland?

You do not have a right to a jury trial if you have been charged with fail to obey in Maryland.  For you to have a right to a jury trial, you must be charged with an offense that carries more than 90 days in jail.  If you received more than one charge and one of the other charges carries a maximum penalty of more than 90 days, then you do have a right to a jury trial.

For more information on fail to obey in Maryland, visit the Justia for the Maryland Criminal  Law Code.

 

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