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My name is Joe Carey, and I am the founder and principal attorney of the Carey Law Office. I have lived in Maryland my entire life. I grew up in a small town in Prince George’s County and, with the help of my partner in life, Nancy, I raised my family here: three exceptional children (a son and two daughters), and two goofy, spoiled black Labrador Retrievers. Learn More
Nov 8, 2022

What Is the “Shadow Docket”?

By |November 8th, 2022|Legal Matters|0 Comments

The United States is governed by a complex system of courts and branches that are meant to create laws in a fair and just manner through votes by local and state representatives. The Supreme Court is a part of our governmental branches that makes very important decisions that affect the entire country. It is reasonable that there would be a lot of thoughtful consideration and discussions when it comes to passing laws or making judgments, [...]

Oct 11, 2022

Marijuana Laws in Maryland in 2022

By |October 11th, 2022|Drugs|0 Comments

Different states have different rules for use and possession of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. The differences can make it hard to understand your rights if you travel to different states for work, for pleasure, or to visit friends and family. Do you need to take your medical marijuana card with you? Does it matter whether your marijuana is an edible product or a cigarette that you smoke? Are you okay if you fly from [...]

Oct 3, 2022

When Should Crimes Be Combined Under the Armed Career Criminal Act?

By |October 3rd, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) is a federal law, passed in 1984, that increases the sentences for felons who commit crimes with firearms if they have three or more violent felony convictions or serious drug offenses. The Act provides that a defendant who meets the definitions under the Act receives a 15-year minimum prison sentence instead of the maximum 10-year prison sentence. Convicted defendants can also be sentenced to life imprisonment under the Armed [...]

Sep 26, 2022

Maryland Court Rules Authorities Must Limit Cellphone Searches

By |September 26th, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

In what’s being called a precedent-setting decision, Maryland’s highest court recently ruled that search warrants for cellphones and smartphones must be specific to the crime-related information being sought. What this means for individuals accused of crimes is that police and detectives can no longer search through the contents of an entire device, which often contains highly personal information – only content specifically listed in a search warrant that is relevant to the criminal activity at [...]

Sep 22, 2022

What Happens After You’re Pulled Over for DUI?

By |September 22nd, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

A Maryland police officer who suspects that you are driving while intoxicated will likely flash the lights of their vehicle and/or sound the siren. Whether you’re on a highway or a local road, you will need to pull over to the shoulder or to any place where it is safe to stop. The officer will then likely knock on your passenger window and ask you to step out of the car. The officer will also [...]

Jul 25, 2022

Maryland’s Existing Gun Control Laws Are Officially Unconstitutional

By |July 25th, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

The Supreme Court of the United States’ 6-3 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen officially made at least one of Maryland’s gun laws unconstitutional. The ruling, which extended the rights granted under District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), allows law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun outside of the home for any reason. Mark W. Pennak, president of Maryland Shall Issue Inc., also told the Daily Record that he believes the [...]

Jul 18, 2022

Can States Criminalize Travel for Abortion Services?

By |July 18th, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

Back in 2003, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, along with the advertising company R&R Partners, cooked up an ad campaign to rebrand Sin City. The campaign, called “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” is one of the most successful campaigns in advertising history. The commercials are funny, slick, and sexy, and rooted in one indelible fact: in Vegas, you are free to do things that you are not free to do at home. And [...]

Jun 27, 2022

Don’t Make These Mistakes If You’re Being Investigated for a Sex Crime

By |June 27th, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

Sex crimes, like sexual assault and rape, are complex charges with severe penalties upon conviction. Even accusations can cause damage to all aspects of a person’s life and reputation, whether the person is convicted of the charges or not. The most important thing to do when facing sex crime charges is to remain calm, understand your rights, and remember what to do to protect your case. Following are some of the most common mistakes people [...]

Jun 24, 2022

Can I Get a DUI Expunged in Maryland?

By |June 24th, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

If you have been charged and convicted with either driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) in Maryland, after you have served your time and paid your penalties, you are likely eager to put it all behind you. As part of the process of moving past this period of your life, you may be wondering if it is possible to have your drunk driving conviction wiped from your criminal record. Although there [...]

Jun 6, 2022

Using Man’s Best Friend as a Dangerous Weapon

By |June 6th, 2022|Criminal|0 Comments

The term “deadly weapon” typically makes individuals think of a gun or knife, or an inanimate object that can be used to cause harm. However, recently two men allegedly used a dog as a way to attack and rob a man. According to CBS News, two men and a dog approached an unarmed man and unleashed their dog, and it attacked him, biting him in both legs and his left arm. The alleged robbers took [...]

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