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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Oct 29, 2019

When Can a Juvenile Be Tried as an Adult?

By |October 29th, 2019|Criminal|0 Comments

States usually try juveniles differently than adults for many reasons. States treat young people who commit crimes differently because they recognize that children should be given time to mature. Many children commit nonviolent offenses such as shoplifting or underage drinking without realizing the full consequences of their actions. The aims of the juvenile system are to: Provide a treatment/rehabilitation plan for juvenile offenders instead of incarceration To remove children from homes and environments that are [...]

Oct 22, 2019

You Can Be Charged with a DUI while Driving an ATV

By |October 22nd, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Driving under the influence laws in Maryland apply to more than just drivers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. If you drive on any gas-powered vehicle while intoxicated, you can be charged with driving under the influence. This includes ATVs, Vespas, and motorized scooters. It generally also includes snowmobiles and boats, and even golf carts. A recent case reported by NBC Washington brought home this point. The case involved a 24-year-old man from Maryland who crashed his ATV [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Do I Have to Go to the Police Station to Answer Questions?

By |October 15th, 2019|Criminal|0 Comments

Do you have to speak with the police at the police station? Many people think the answer is “yes” because that’s what people on TV crime dramas do. Fortunately, the real world doesn’t follow TV scripts. Unless you are being arrested for a crime, there is normally no requirement that you go to the station with the police. The better alternative is to ask to speak with your criminal defense lawyer. The lawyer can explain [...]

Oct 8, 2019

The Drug Crisis in Our Prisons Is Different Than You Think

By |October 8th, 2019|Drugs|0 Comments

The Baltimore Sun reported that a Maryland woman was charged with trying to smuggle hundreds of strips of a drug that treats opioid addiction into the Eastern Correctional Institution on the Eastern Shore. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says they saw her “toss two blue packages containing the drugs [buprenorphine] over the visiting room wall in the western compound.” After posting $20,000 bond, she was released pending the processing of the criminal [...]

Oct 1, 2019

What You Should Know about Underage Drinking and DUI Laws

By |October 1st, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), minors between 12 and 20 account for a 1/10 of the nation’s alcohol consumption. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol is a major reason why teenagers are involved in roadway crashes that result in fatalities; more than one out of every three deaths in the 16-20 age group are due to alcohol use. Across the country, adults who drink and drive can [...]

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