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  • Alternative Pleas: No Contest, Conditional, and Alford

    When you think of entering a plea in a criminal case, you may only think of “guilty” and “not guilty” pleas. Depending on the state you live in, however, you may have more ways to plead. Keep reading to find out what they are. No Contest Pleas A no contest or “nolo contendere” plea can […]

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  • Can I Post Bail While Appealing a Conviction?

    Understanding Post-Conviction Bail Once you have been convicted of a crime, you are no longer presumed innocent. Nevertheless, you do have the legal right to appeal a conviction, and in some cases, you can remain outside of jail while you do so. To seek bail after a conviction, you must convince the judge that is […]

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  • Facing DUI/DWI Charges in Maryland? Here’s What You Should Know

    An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has the potential to change your whole life. DUI/DWI is a serious offense, and being charged with this crime can lead to jail time, financial penalties, and other consequences. If you are facing these charges, it is important to have experienced representation on your […]

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  • Medical Marijuana is Big Business in Maryland

    Medical marijuana is big business in Maryland. According to statistics compiled by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), which is the agency responsible for licensing, registering, inspecting, and testing measures that apply to Maryland’s medical cannabis program, total medical cannabis dispensary retail sales from December 2018 through December 2019 approached $270 million. For the same time […]

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  • Maryland Marijuana News for the New Year

    Will marijuana continue to make headline news in Maryland in 2020? Stories about marijuana use, criminalization, and potential adult recreational use legalization cropped up frequently throughout the year. According to one article posted inU.S. News & World Report early in 2019, for example, Marilyn Mosby, Maryland’s prosecuting attorney in Baltimore, had decided to discontinue prosecution […]

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  • Can a Parent be Charged with Child Endangerment in Maryland?

    Like other states, Maryland can force a parent to face criminal charges in a situation that is deemed to be child endangerment. In most cases, charges are initiated after someone like a teacher or medical professional makes a report to the police or Child Services. In order to defend yourself against charges of child endangerment, […]

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  • Can Medication Use Lead to a DUI in Maryland?

    Have you ever received a prescription that came with a warning not to drive or operate machinery while taking the medication? This is because the medication in question can cause drowsiness. You could injure yourself or cause injuries to someone else if you drive or work with machinery while using this medication. As people age, […]

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  • Red Flag Laws

    As we start a new decade, the debate between gun rights and gun control proponents continues to be a source of controversy that attracts media attention. CBS News reports that, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were over 33,000 acts of violence committed with guns in 2019. In 2017, according to information published by […]

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