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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 [...]

Jun 23, 2020

Montgomery County Is Aggressively Targeting Drunk Drivers

By |June 23rd, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Though the COVID-19 crisis has forced people to stay at home or limit their activities, there are still many drivers on the road. Police in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland are targeting drivers for speeding, DUIs, and other traffic offenses. Conviction for a DUI can result in prison time, substantial fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance premiums, and other consequences. The Patch reported that between May 18 to May 24, Rockville Barrack state troopers [...]

Jun 9, 2020

The Risks of Interlock Ignition Devices

By |June 9th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Maryland requires some drivers who are found guilty of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle. Additionally, drivers can be required to use an IID due to an administrative suspension, or as part of their eligibility for a work permit license. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, drivers who participate in the state IID program will be required to use the interlock ignition [...]

Jun 2, 2020

Statute of Limitations & Uninsured Motorist Claims

By |June 2nd, 2020|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

We have car insurance to protect ourselves (and others) financially in the event of an accident. It prevents us from having to pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses, vehicle damages, and other costs after a car wreck. One form of auto insurance available is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM). Uninsured motorist coverage is meant to cover your car accident injuries without having to pay copays, deductibles, or other expenses when you’re injured by a driver without insurance. [...]

May 26, 2020

Maryland Appeals Court Rules the State Cannot Force Retroactive Sex Offender Registration

By |May 26th, 2020|Sexual Assault|0 Comments

Maryland passed its first sex offender registration law in 1995. That law applied to all crimes committed after October 1, 1995. The law was amended several times between 2001 and 20010 to require that sex offender registration be retroactive. The 2010 amendment specifically created a se offender tier classification system. Tier III sex offenders, the most serious classification, require the offender to register every three months for the rest of their lives. In 2014, the [...]

May 12, 2020

Does the Chief Judge of the highest court of Maryland have the legal authority to suspend a Statute of Limitations in the Maryland Code due to a health emergency for an entire community?

By |May 12th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Although we have never been in this situation before, I would say that the answer is probably yes. In Maryland (as in other jurisdictions), the statute of limitations is “procedural.” Doughty v. Prettyman, 219 Md. 83, 88 (1959). Further, Article IV, § 18(a) of the Maryland Constitution provides: The Court of Appeals from time to time shall adopt rules and regulations concerning the practice and procedure in and the administration of the appellate courts and [...]

May 5, 2020

Are Maryland’s “Stay At Home” Orders Constitutional?

By |May 5th, 2020|Legal Matters|0 Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many governors across the nation are signing executive orders regarding sheltering in place and staying at home – prohibiting large gatherings, public meetings, and requiring closings of non-essential businesses. When Governor Larry Hogan issued his Stay at Home Order on March 30, he said, “This is a deadly public health crisis—we are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home, we are directing them to do so. No Maryland [...]

Apr 28, 2020

The Maryland Criminal Justice System during the Coronavirus Crisis

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

The COVID-19 health crisis has changed the ways the Maryland criminal courts and other courts and agencies operate. Many courts and agencies have suspended services which affect the rights of those with pending cases, those with outstanding charges, and those who need to use the agencies to restore their licenses and start their life again. At Carey Law Office, we hope everyone is healthy and continues to stay healthy. We are keeping current with the [...]

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