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November 2014 Archives

Probe nets charges against Baltimore cops for alleged tow scheme

Criminal charges can have a ripple effect on the lives of the accused. They can damage the accused person's reputation, strain relationships with family members and friends and cause problems at work. Too often, everything a Maryland resident has worked for can be compromised by a single criminal accusation. Even worse, charges that are not immediately addressed can have long-term negative consequences, including the prospect of prison. Two Baltimore police officers may be experiencing just this after finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Exorcising the ghosts of a criminal charge for Maryland residents

Although Halloween is over, a Maryland resident may still be haunted by "ghosts" in the form of criminal accusations. Unfair or unjust allegations can haunt a person in so many ways -- it can strain relationships between family members and friends, cause a person to be shunned by the community and cost employment opportunities. These are just a few of the consequences an accused can face. However, our Silver Spring law firm can help exorcise such ghosts so a Maryland resident can move forward in life.

Knife laws and weapons charges in Maryland

A weapon is virtually anything someone can use to intimidate, harm or kill another person. In Maryland, firearms are the most frequently used weapon, but the state has for decades considered knives to be dangerous also, which is why there are extensive statues governing when and how knives can be carried. By understanding what these laws cover, Maryland residents can avoid being charged with criminal offenses or better defend against any violations that are charged.

We focus on building a solid criminal defense

In Silver Spring, Maryland, it is a common knowledge that a person accused of a criminal offenseis presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in court. A criminal conviction can bring lasting consequences to a person, such as a tarnished reputation, difficulty landing a job and a permanent criminal record. Those consequences can haunt a person forever. Fortunately, anyone who has been accused of a crime has the right to a criminal defense, which allows the accused person to stand up to the charges and challengethe evidence presented in court.

Is there a difference between DUI and DWI in Maryland?

Once you have reached the legal age, you are now allowed to engage in a number of adult activities in Maryland including drinking alcohol. However, you should be mindful that once you have consumed excess alcohol, you must not drive your vehicle since you can be charged with a criminal offense if you get pulled over by a police officer. Drunk driving can lead to serious repercussions including accidents that often cause serious injuries and fatalities. Drunk driving is not tolerated in Maryland; the state imposes tough penalties upon conviction.

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