amishrebel wrote:Did you have a real gun in the car at any time during your trip?I'm a PA resident but my work requires I do business in MD as well. Last month I was traveling on I-695 when a disgruntled driver flashed a knife at me for about 5 seconds or so. (He was upset when I did a "brake check" while he was behind me drafting my car like Dale Junior in a Nascar race). Anyhow, when I saw him reaching for something in his door panel, I placed a toy pistol on lap. He pulled beside me and flashed the knife in a stabbing motion. I raised the toy in a manner so that he could see its' profile. I did not point it in his direction. Obviously, he got the point as he backed off and I went on my way.
A few weeks later I get a call from a Balt. Co. Detective asking me to give him a statement. I verbalized what happened. The detective insisted that I come in and provide a written statement, which I later did. According to him, the driver of the other car stated that I pointed a pistol at him. This was never the case. Again, 1) it was a toy and 2) I never pointed it in his direction.
By all indications (from the detective) this will go before a prosecutor who will elevate thisto the next level. Hopefully they'll issue a summons and not a warrant since I've been open, honest and cooperative to this point.
Any recommendations for an attorney? "Yes" I know in retrospect that this probably wasn't the best way to handle the situation; however, but the situation unfolded so quickly that I had little time to think it through.