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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Jul 28, 2020

What Happens If I Get Arrested at a Protest?

By |July 28th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Protests come in various sizes. Sometimes only a small handful of people gather holding signs, and at other times hundreds congregate and march down streets demanding certain changes in society. At times these protests involve certain individuals exhibiting disorderly conduct or breaking other laws. Depending on the type of demonstration involved, it is important to understand when you could be arrested by law enforcement and what happens if that occurs. This involves understanding your rights, [...]

Jul 23, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Recognizes New Cause of Action: Intentional Interference with an Inheritance or Gift

By |July 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

The Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has recognized a new cause of action: intentional interference with an inheritance or gift. The action arose out of Barclay v. Castruccio  (No. 30, Sept. Term 2019). The court held unanimously that claimants who file frivolous lawsuits against named beneficiaries of a will may be liable for interference. Per The Daily Record, “With the high court’s ruling, Maryland joins about 25 other states in [...]

Jul 14, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about Parole in Maryland

By |July 14th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Parole is a method for a prisoner to be released from prison before he/she has completed his/her full sentence. Parole is determined in Maryland by the Division of Parole and Probation. It is a way of reducing the prison population and rewarding good behavior in prison. Parole may be granted only after there is parole hearing. Parolees are required to comply with numerous conditions while they are released. If they violate the terms of the [...]

Jul 6, 2020

Can You Face Criminal Charges for Posting on the Internet?

By |July 6th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

A major danger in posting on social media accounts is that the posting constitutes a written record. Unlike an oral action, where the case revolves around the credibility of each person, written records are generally deemed to be credible evidence. According to the Baltimore Sun, police in Anne Arundel County are investigating threats that were made on their Facebook page. While the police department wouldn’t give more information about the threats, a spokesperson said that [...]

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