Archive for the ‘Criminal Defense’ Category:

Understanding Your Drug Possession Offense

Drug charges vary greatly in the state of Maryland based on several relevant factors. Generally, penalties can include jail time, probation, and indirect consequences like difficulty securing future employment. In this blog, we’ll look at the main factors that determine the severity of the punishment resulting from drug possession charges.

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What is the Right to a Speedy Trial Under the 6th Amendment?

If you have been accused of any crime, it’s important to have a grasp of the Sixth Amendment, which grants you the right to a speedy trial. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that citizens do not spend an unreasonable amount of time waiting for the chance to defend themselves and resolve their case in court. If you have been arrested or indicted, you have the right to a speedy trial. There is no set-in stone timeline that has to me followed when scheduling a trial. Instead, our courts rely on four factors established in the case of Barker v. Wingo to decide whether a trial has been unlawfully delayed.

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What Should You Do if There is a Warrant Out for Your Arrest?

Finding out that the police have a warrant out for your arrest can be very alarming, but there is a course of action you can take. Understanding the proper measures to follow after finding out you have an active warrant can protect you and keep you from having any unnecessary interactions with the police without an attorney present.

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Tips for Reducing or Avoiding DUI Consequences

It’s important to understand that if you are charged with a DUI, even after blowing above the legal limit on a breathalyzer test, all hope is not instantly lost! There are many avenues you can take in hopes of having the charges reduced or removed altogether. Let’s explore some of your potential options!

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The 3 Most Common Maryland Criminal Traffic Charges

In the state of Maryland, there are a host of punishable driving offenses. Punishment for these offenses generally ranges from a simple infraction to felony charges. As such, you should make sure you have an experienced attorney representing you if you are at risk for any potential life changing consequences from a driving offense.

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Outlining the Difference Between an Unconstitutional Interaction and a Consensual Interaction with Police

The state of Maryland and the United States have laws in place designed to protect its citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures from law enforcement.  If you follow the news, you’re probably aware that these protections are not always honored. Perhaps you’ve even witnessed an unconstitutional search or seizure firsthand. In this blog, we want to outline the difference between a consensual interaction with the police and an interaction that violates your rights.

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What Should You Do If You’re Charged with Assault?

In the state of Maryland, assault charges are taken very seriously. As such, if you have been charged with assault in the state of Maryland, it is crucial to gain a deeper understanding of the potential consequences and begin forming a plan to defend yourself.

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Consequences of a Conviction in the State of Maryland

In the state of Maryland, there are two types of criminal charges: felonies and misdemeanors. If you are facing a potential offense, you should be sure to know the differences between the two and the associated consequences of each. While misdemeanors are indeed the lesser of the two offenses, they can still involve significant consequences.

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What is a Nolle Prosequi?

Of all the possible outcomes of any given case, a nolle prosequi is among the most desirable for defendants. However, this is not immediately clear to those unfamiliar with the legal term. What does it mean when a nolle prosequi is entered, and how could it potentially benefit your case?

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What Is Wire Fraud?

Wire Fraud

The prevalence of technology in modern society has allowed a variety of crimes to manifest themselves in new ways. Wire fraud is simply a form of fraud that involves the use of modern communication devices. Typically, a person committing wire fraud creates a scheme and a series of lies with the goal of stealing victims’ money. These days, wire fraud can occur across several mediums, including phone calls, social media platforms, text messages and faxes.

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