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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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What Is Probation Before Judgment?

If you may be facing a DUI charge in the near future, you should definitely be aware of the consequences that come with that. In the state of Maryland, a DUI conviction results in a misdemeanor instead of a felony. However, even misdemeanors have consequences that could introduce unwanted difficulties in your life. In this circumstance, you should strongly consider seeking Probation Before Judgment.

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The Potential Cost of a DUI Conviction in Maryland

Despite the fact that DUI convictions are misdemeanors and not considered a felony charge, they can still involve long lasting consequences that can result in lost money and added stress. What is the potential cost of a DUI conviction in Maryland?

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What Should You Do If You Are Charged with Public Intoxication?

In the state of Maryland, public intoxication is a crime charged to people under the influence of drugs or alcohol who have created a disturbance in public. It is a misdemeanor crime that can lead to a fine or even up to 90 days jail time. What should you do if you are charged with public intoxication?

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Differences Between Felonies and Misdemeanors in Maryland

There are two categories for criminal offenses in Maryland, felonies and misdemeanors.  It’s generally known that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, but in Maryland, some misdemeanors can carry longer jail sentences than felonies.  Here we’ll explain why the difference matters, why there’s confusion between the two, how to identify each, and how you can best protect yourself from these charges. 

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How Can You File an Appeal in a Criminal Case?

Filing an appeal in a criminal case is a strategic, sometimes even risky choice. It is important to understand how the appeals process works in Maryland so that you can make choices confidently alongside your attorney. If a defendant does not like the outcome of his or her case, they can appeal the case depending on the circumstances. Of course, the goal of appealing is to get a more favorable ruling for the defendant, however this is not always the outcome. That is why it is important to be cautious and deliberate when filing for an appeal in a criminal case.

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