Maryland Criminal laws Articles

Proposed Maryland Court Policy Could Disadvantage Defendants

Last month, the State’s Attorney proposed a new rule that could have serious repercussions for defendants in Maryland criminal cases. In late October, Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby proposed a measure to reform the ability for judges to solely hear criminal...

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Assault Charges and Consequences

Assault Charges and Consequences

Assault is typically considered an act that induces harm by means of physical violence. However, a person can also be charged with assault when their actions have been deemed to be a threat or attempt to physically cause harm or inflict physical violence on another...

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Assault Charges and Consequences

Know Your Miranda Rights

We have all heard the phrase, “you have the right to remain silent”, hundreds of times while watching movies and television shows. However, people do not always fully understand what this phrase, and those that follow it, mean. It is important that you understand your...

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Involuntary Intoxication an Extreme Defense

Involuntary Intoxication an Extreme Defense

ENLawyer Kurt Nachtman had an interesting case recently involving some "law school" defenses that are rarely seen in real life. The case also highlighted the dangers of involuntary intoxication and ingesting a substance that you don't know it's origin. A Client's...

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Understanding Search and Seizure Laws

The United States Constitution establishes limitations on the power that law enforcement officials have when searching people. Search and seizure laws help to protect the rights of individuals against being wrongfully incriminated. Here, the ENLawyers explain what you...

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Understanding Maryland Drug Laws

As the nation continues to discuss drug law reform, it is important to stay updated regarding the drug laws in Maryland. Take a moment to understand legal terms and consequences regarding Maryland drug laws. Decriminalization In 2014, Maryland passed a...

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What to Know About Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial

The phrases “innocent until proven guilty” and “right to trial” are fundamental to being American. But in a court of law, there is more to read between the lines. What actually happens when you go to trial? While criminal defendants could be inclined to prove their...

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What You Need to Know about the Maryland Second Chance Act

Having a criminal record often creates insurmountable hardships for individuals seeking employment. Beginning October 1st, the Second Chance Act and changes to expungement laws will help give nonviolent criminal offenders another opportunity at a normal life. When...

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When Recording the Police Becomes a Legal Issue

A series of tragic events within recent months have caused a flurry of videos showing police activity to appear across the internet. But in certain situations, taking video footage of police officers can be illegal. Police departments across the nation are under a...

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Baltimore Criminal Lawyer: 2014 General Assembly Recap

Well the 2014 session is over and it sure ended with a bang.  A full recap is forthcoming, but here is your Baltimore Criminal Lawyer's winners and losers. Baltimore Criminal Lawyer 2014 General Assembly Session Winners Pot Smokers - Marijuana possession less than 10g...

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What to do and how to act if you’ve been pulled over

What to do and how to act if you’ve been pulled over

As your favorite Maryland lawyers, we're constantly seeking to help you smoothly get through those rough spots in your life. Particularly when you have an encounter with a member of the law enforcement world. Here are a few simple things to know and understand when...

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Baltimore Marijuana Lawyer relays new scientific findings

As a Baltimore Marijuana Lawyer, I have handled innumerable cases involving both young adults and children who were cited, or arrested by police for possessing marijuana or paraphernalia. As such, I read a lot of the research regarding the effects of marijuana. In an...

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Maryland Bail: What it is and how it is set

According to the 8th Amendment of the United States constitution, "Excessive bail shall not be required." [for individuals charged and pending trial for crimes].  Because all people charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty, the innocent people should have...

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Maryland lawyer: Why certain cases go to trial

Maryland lawyer: Why certain cases go to trial

98% of all violations of Maryland Criminal laws resolve by way of a dismissal (stet or nolle pross) or a plea. Of the remaining 2%, only a tiny number of violations of Maryland Criminal laws go all the way to a jury.  Many are resolved by bench (or judge) trials or...

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Maryland lawyer: 2012 Maryland General Assembly session

Well, the Maryland General Assembly session is now over.  As a practicing Maryland lawyer who focuses on Maryland Criminal laws and Maryland DUI defense, it is vitally important to stay on top of the changes in the law, or else you run the risk of embarassing youself...

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Maryland Lawyer: Remaining silent, pros and cons

Remain silent and why a defendant might testify As a Maryland lawyer, let me first preface this post by saying that trial and trial tactics are more art than science.  With all art, it is subjective to the artist and to the viewer.  The important thing with the art of...

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