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Feb 8, 2024

Everett J. Waring Was Maryland’s First African-American Attorney

By |February 8th, 2024|Legal Matters|

Black History Month was created to celebrate the history and contributions of the African diaspora and their ancestors. One of those ancestors is Everett J. Waring, the first African-American lawyer admitted to practice in Maryland. He was also the first Black lawyer to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. While being the first of anything is an honor, being the first African-American to do something in Maryland is [...]

Feb 5, 2024

Can You Be Charged With a Crime That Doesn’t Exist?

By |February 5th, 2024|Criminal|

The world of virtual reality may be moving too fast. Most people understand that when they play a virtual game, that the characters aren’t really hurt or killed. You can just end the game and start playing a new one. It’s like the old Road Runner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote always ends up being crushed by some product that failed, though everyone knows he’s not a real character and he’ll be fully healed by [...]

Jan 29, 2024

Joseph Carey Selected for Super Lawyers for Ninth Year in a Row

By |January 29th, 2024|Firm News|

Carey Law Office, LLC is pleased to announce that Joseph Carey was selected for inclusion in the 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers list for his work in the area of Criminal Defense. This is the ninth consecutive year Mr. Carey has been named to Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is an objective rating service that creates an annual list of “outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” You cannot purchase a [...]

Jan 8, 2024

What Happens if I Get a DUI Outside of Maryland?

By |January 8th, 2024|DUI|

Many Maryland drivers are charged and convicted of driving under the influence in another state. They are likely to have a number of questions when that happens. These questions may arise if a driver is: Convicted of a DUI in another state and then subsequently charged with a DUI in Maryland Convicted of a DUI in Maryland and then charged with a DUI in another state Applies for a Maryland driver’s license after the DUI [...]

Jan 2, 2024

Can I Challenge My Breathalyzer Results?

By |January 2nd, 2024|Criminal|

The results of a breathalyzer test can affect what criminal charges are filed against you and can affect your driving privileges. In most drunk driving cases, the breathalyzer test is the key evidence against a driver. If the results of the breathalyzer test can be excluded, many defendants can walk away from the charges and the charges will be dismissed. If the results are admitted, we can work to explain negative results, but those explanations [...]

Dec 26, 2023

Noah’s Law Applies if You Refuse to Take a Breath Test

By |December 26th, 2023|DUI|

Noah’s Law is a Maryland drunk driving law that requires that anyone who is convicted of certain alcohol-related driving offenses must install and use an ignition interlock device system (IID). The law, formally titled “The Drunk Driving Reduction Act Of 2016,” is named after Noah Leotta, a 24-year-old police officer, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver at a sobriety checkpoint. The requirement of Noah’s Law to install and use an IID applies [...]

Dec 18, 2023

Clearing Your Record After a Conviction in Maryland

By |December 18th, 2023|Criminal|

In Maryland, some criminal records can be expunged and some cannot. Expungement essentially means that your criminal record is deleted or erased from court records and law enforcement records. Defendants often seek to have their records expunged so any convictions, arrests, or other resolution of the criminal charges in their case cannot be used against them. In addition to seeking expungements to clear a defendant’s name and protect them if new charges based on new [...]

Dec 15, 2023

Can a DUI Be Dismissed in Calvert County, Maryland?

By |December 15th, 2023|DUI|

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) are serious criminal charges. If you are found guilty, you will likely be imprisoned, fined, lose your right to drive, and face other consequences. You may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle. An IID tests your breath before and while you’re driving for evidence of alcohol. A DUI or DWI can even affect your ability to work or find [...]

Nov 27, 2023

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Criminal Charges in Maryland?

By |November 27th, 2023|Criminal|

The term "statute of limitations" indicates the limited period during which an injured person can file a lawsuit against someone who harmed them. The statute of limitations for criminal charges in Maryland varies according to the specific crime. Some crimes in Maryland have no statute of limitations, which means that charges can be filed at any time after the alleged crime occurred. These crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual offenses involving a minor, and certain [...]

Nov 22, 2023

Maryland’s Handgun Qualification Law Found Unconstitutional

By |November 22nd, 2023|Gun Laws|

A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck a blow for the Constitution on Tuesday, when it ruled that the state’s Handgun Qualification Law is unconstitutional. Per Maryland Matters, “in its decision, a split three-judge panel ruled that the law unduly burdens Second Amendment rights. Additionally, the judges wrote that Maryland failed to show a ‘historical tradition’ of firearm regulation justifying the license.” The law, passed in 2016, has seen consistent pushback [...]

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