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Jun 29, 2020

The Consequences of Theft Charges in Maryland

By |June 29th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Being charged with any crime in Maryland needs to be taken extremely seriously. Even misdemeanors have serious consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. The obvious consequence is being required to spend time in prison; however, there are long-term consequences that can affect your finances, your enjoyment of life, your rights, and your ability to work. According to Bowie City records, the most common criminal charges for through April 2020 all [...]

May 19, 2020

Personal Breathalyzer Tests Could Land You in Jail for DUI

By |May 19th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Many people don’t have any idea how intoxicated they are before they get into a vehicle and start to drive. To ensure their own safety (and perhaps the safety of others), some people turn to personalized breathalyzers: devices that can be purchased by non-law enforcement individuals to test their blood alcohol content (BAC). Some bars and taverns may offer use of these devices, too, to test their patrons’ BAC. If the patron is drunk, then [...]

Apr 21, 2020

What Rights Will I Lose after a Criminal Conviction in Maryland?

By |April 21st, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

A Maryland-based group called Life After Release is working to ensure those detained and incarcerated while awaiting trial have access to vote. Although there’s no law on the books in our state that prevents people charged with a crime from voting, detained individuals often can’t vote because they don’t have the accessibility to do so. Once detained and behind bars, they can’t access their polling place and may not know their other options. The group, [...]

Mar 5, 2020

Proposed Legislation Aims to Change Maryland Electronic Court Records Loophole

By |March 5th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Recent legislation proposed by a Maryland judiciary panel targets a “loophole” in the state’s electronic court records system that allows attorneys to indiscriminately keep court filings hidden from the public. State Senator Jill Carter sponsored the bill in an effort to provide transparency and allow judges, rather than prosecution or defense attorneys, to decide what court documents should or should not be publicly accessible. This loophole came to light during a case involving the murder [...]

Feb 4, 2020

Do Tests Exist That Prove Someone Was Driving Under the Influence of Narcotics?

By |February 4th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

It’s standard procedure in drunk driving cases to give drivers field sobriety tests and breath tests. If the police obtain a warrant, they can also demand that the driver submit to a blood test. The rules are different for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of narcotics. For starters, there is no breath test for detecting drugs in someone’s system. If the police officer suspects a driver was operating his/her vehicle while under the [...]

Jan 28, 2020

What Does the Phrase “Chain of Custody” Mean?

By |January 28th, 2020|Drugs|0 Comments

The phrase “chain of custody” commonly refers to the proper preservation of tangible evidence that is used in trial. The burden is placed on the prosecution to show, every step of the way, that the evidence that is seized or taken is properly preserved. The prosecution needs to show that nobody was able to tamper with the evidence in any way. Some evidence must be preserved in refrigerator units or chemically preserved. Other types of [...]

Jan 21, 2020

Failure to Pay Child Support and Loss of Driving Privileges by the MVA

By |January 21st, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Many drivers lose their driving privileges due to a DUI conviction, their refusal to take a breath test, or because they accumulated too many points on their driving record. Drivers in Maryland can also lose their right to drive if they fail to pay their child support. The Motor Vehicle Administration and the Child Support Enforcement Administration (CSEA) work together to collect child support payments. Parents who fail to comply with their child support order [...]

Jan 14, 2020

Is CBD Oil Legal in Maryland?

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

Cannabidiol – also known as CBD – products come in all forms: lotions, creams, beverages, foods, cosmetics, and other consumables and things that can be applied to your body. The products are being sold in retail stores, health stores, and online. And even though marijuana use is still illegal in Maryland (barring approved, prescribed medical use), CBD products derived from hemp are not. Therefore, it is perfectly to use CBD products in the state. Why [...]

Dec 11, 2019

What Are the Penalties for DUI and Repeat DUI?

By |December 11th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious personal safety and public health issue. Over a recent five-year period, drivers operating a motor vehicle while impaired accounted for roughly 1 in 3 deaths on the road in Maryland, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. On average each year, there are approximately 7,884 impaired driving accidents across the state, resulting in 4,026 injuries and 171 deaths. Driving under the influence defined If you are charged [...]

Dec 3, 2019

How to Prepare for an MVA Hearing in Bowie and Crofton

By |December 3rd, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

There are two parts to any Driving Under the Influence case. The first part is the criminal case where the driver’s guilt or innocence is established. The second part is the hearing before the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). The MVA hearing establishes what happens to your driving privileges as a result of the DUI conviction. Drivers can also be required to attend an MVA hearing if they need to contest a license suspension because they [...]

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