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April 2017 Archives

Maryland's new drunk driving law

Maryland has a relatively new law governing drunk driving that imposes new requirements for drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense. The law, which went into effect last October, expands the state's ignition interlock program for those convicted of various DUI offenses.

Baltimore cop's internal record may be available to defense

Criminal defense often relies on the strength of the prosecution's evidence. However, a gun possession prosecution in Baltimore may involve questions on the credibility of a police sergeant who arrested the defendant.

Maryland court dials up cellphone privacy in landmark ruling

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Old Line State's second highest court, handed down a landmark decision that will assure that the criminal justice system protects privacy rights. It issued the first high court decision in this country finding that police investigators are required to secure a search warrant for tracking cellphones, particularly for using a Stingray device to track phones. The Stingray device works a bit like a cellphone tower and triggers all operating cellphones in its range to connect with it. It then operates a real-time tracking device for locating cellphones.

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