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June 2018 Archives

What is a "plea bargain"?

Plea bargaining is important to understand because it is a significant part of the criminal justice system. For an accused individual facing criminal charges, and a potential plea bargain, there are likely many important questions that come up that need to be answered.

Maryland man arrested on DUI charges after traffic stop

Drunk driving charges are serious and carry potentially serious penalties and consequences. In a Maryland community southeast of the Silver Spring area a man was recently arrested on drunk driving charges. Following the traffic stop, the man is facing multiple DUI charges including a failure to have a required ignition interlock device. According to authorities, they were patrolling when they noticed a vehicle swerve over the center line. Authorities reported that when they pulled the 41-year old man over, he had an open container of beer in his vehicle.

Common prescription drug crimes

When you think of drug abuse, you probably think of alcohol, cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. You probably do not assume drug abuse is a serious problem when it comes to prescription medications. But according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, prescription meds are the third most abused type of drug.

How social media affects criminal cases

Social media affects every aspect of society. If you use any social media site or app, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, you should be aware of the impact this may have on your criminal proceeding. Anything you post on social media may turn into evidence to convict you of a criminal offense.

What are murder charges and how can I protect myself if charged?

In general, most people in Maryland have a basic understanding of what murder is. However, any individual accused of murder may be left wondering exactly what the charges include. It may not be as simple as it initially seems. Because the penalties for murder can be so serious, it is important to understand murder charges if you are facing them.

The seriousness of sex offenses and sex offender registries

One of the most challenging aspects of sex crimes charges can be the requirement to register as a sex offender. Sex offenses can result in serious penalties, a potential loss of freedom and significant personal and professional consequences. The added requirement to register as a sex offender is something individuals in Maryland accused of sex crimes should know about.

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