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November 2017 Archives

Felony drug charges in Maryland


Many states throughout the country are trying to wrestle with the rampant issue of opioid addiction, and the crime that results from the issue. Some states have taken the stance of pursuing harsher punishments for drug crimes, while others prefer the approach of helping to treat those who are addicted to drugs like heroin by instituting "drug courts." It may be that the right course of action is somewhere in between.

How Are Jurors Selected?

If you face a serious criminal charge that warrants a trial, you might want to know about the jury and how members will be chosen.

How can you craft a strategy to defend against criminal charges?


Maryland residents who are facing criminal charges probably all think one thought at some point early in the case: What do I do now? The charges could be misdemeanors charges all the way up to felonies and murder - all the same, defendants will need to come up with a strategy for their defense in the case. So, how can you craft a sound strategy to defend against criminal charges in Maryland?

Facing accusations of violent crimes


There are many different types of crimes that carry a stigma for defendants: rape, homicide, robbery and other violent crimes, for example. When defendants are convicted of these types of crimes, the conviction will be on their "record" for everyone to see, and the results can be difficult to overcome, even after the defendant serves a prison sentence to "pay" for the crime. Defendants who are facing accusations of having committed violent crimes in Maryland need to have a plan for their defense strategy.

The phases of a criminal trial


Many Maryland residents will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in an unenviable position: being charged with a crime. For some people, it could be a so-called "minor" crime, such as a drunk driving charge or drug possession. However, for others, the charges could be quite serious, such as felony charges of assault, drug dealing or even sexual offenses.

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