In a stunning defeat in the Carroll County Maryland Court system today, William Hoge, through the State of Maryland, charged Bill Schmalfeldt with violating a peace order by emailing him a letter in an attempt to help his cancer-stricken wife. The peace order of course was filed last year by Mr. Hoge who complained to a district court that Mr. Schmalfeldt had mentioned him in a twitter exchange which Mr. Hoge claimed was harassment. The district court disagreed and sent him packing. Hoge then appealed the dismissal to the higher circuit court where he has a friendly relationship with the Judge sitting on the bench.
The judge heard the case but didn’t know too much about the peace order statute or the protective order statute and gave Mr. Hoge what amounted to a protective order for one year while claiming it was, in fact, a peace order, which are only valid for 6 months and not one year. Now almost 9 months later Mr. Hoge, after pushing every button he could in order to get Mr. Schmalfedlt to violate the order, finally had his opportunity when he announced his poor wife had bone cancer. Mr. Schamlfeldt then wrote Mr. Hoge a nice email detailing how Mrs. Hoge could get some quality care at the NIH where he had previously worked. Hoge then went to prosecutors and filed criminal charges against Mr. Schmalfeldt for violating the peace order over the email.
Today in court, after Mr. Hoge and his minion Mr. Aaron Walker, who had been salivating for a year at the opportunity to throw Mr. Schmalfeldt in jail over any petty nonsense they could come up with, finally had their day in court. Mr. Schamlfeldt, representing himself, made quick work of the lame prosecutor who seemed like a fish out of the water looking for fish food.
When the peace order was presented into evidence Mr. Schmalfeldt asked that the Judge look at it and asked if this was a peace order hearing or a protective order hearing. The prosecutor claimed it was a peace order hearing, and Mr. Schmalfedlt then pointed out that according to the statute in Maryland governing peace orders, that they were only allowed for 6 months, and not for one year, as the one that was issued was issued in obvious error. The prosecutor went limp at that revelation while the Judge immediately noticed the error and claimed that at this point Mr. Schmalfeldt couldn’t be charged with a crime over a clearly illegal peace order.
The Judge then looked at the email for a reference and told the prosecutor that there was clearly no criminal intent with the email, and in fact the email was a very Christian looking letter which appeared to offer help to Mr. Hoge’s wife. At that point, the case was clearly over and done. The court found that Mr. Schmalfeldt hadn’t committed any crimes against anyone, much less Mr. Hoge, who has been claiming for 3 years that he is the victim of a disabled man in a wheelchair and lives in fear for his life that poor Mr. Schmalfeldt might one day hobble over in his walker to abuse the poor addled 67-year-old Mr. Hoge. Laughable I know, but these are the facts in this 3 years long saga.
The case quickly concluded with the prosecutor and Mr. Hoge and Mr. Walker being sent back to their baby cribs to whine over the loss of their lollipops. Prior to the case getting under way however, the lame prosecutor, who looked like she hadn’t prosecuted anything more than jaywalking cases, tried to get Mr. Schamlfeldt to agree to a 1 year supervised probation term which Mr. Schmalfeldt quickly refused to acquiesce to.
After everyone left the courtroom, Mr. Schmalfeldt was seen heading over to the Carroll County Police Commissioners office presumably to file a host of criminal charges against Mr. Hoge for his obvious abuse of the court system and trying to frame Mr. Schmalfeldt for various crimes against him for the last 3 years, all unsuccessfully I might add. But no matter, It appears Mr. Hoge enjoys getting his rocks off on forcing Mr. Schmalfeldt to come to Carroll County some 60 miles away to defend his frivolous charges.
Mr. Schmalfeldt had faced up to 90 days in jail and a 1000.00 dollar fine for this sad little affair. Too bad that Mr. Hoge and his friendly Judge forgot that peace order statutes are only for 6 months and not one year. So the case is now over for Mr. Hoge who will soon have no more hold over Mr. Schmalfeldt, who I might add will be free to once again mock and make fun of the lame wingnuts who hate him so much that they want to see him beaten with baseball bats and then thrown in jail for the rest of his life all because he exposes their right wing hate and horseshit online.