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October 2018 Archives

Can you lose your driver's license following a DUI in Maryland?

Driving is a necessity for many people in Maryland. It's how they get to work, how they make it to medical appointments and go grocery shopping, among many other tasks. Getting your driver's license is a rite of passage and, once you have it, it's hard to imagine life without it.

What is the felony crime "vehicular manslaughter"?

No one gets in their car and hits the road with the intention of causing a deadly accident. Unfortunately, fatal accidents happen all too often in Maryland and across the nation. Many times, these tragic incidents are truly accidental, and no one can be blamed for them. However, other times a driver is accused of driving in a grossly negligent manner. This may be considered vehicular manslaughter, which is a very serious charge.

"Revenge porn" is now illegal per Maryland extortion laws

With the advent of the Internet came the advent of crimes associated with it. While one may think mainly of white-collar crimes, such as identity theft, when it comes to Internet crimes, there are other ways a person could use the Internet to commit a crime. Extortion is one of these crimes, and Maryland law has recently expanded the scope of what acts could fall under extortion laws.

What acts constitute first-degree murder in Maryland?

Of the many types of violent crimes that exist, most would say that first-degree murder is the most serious. This is especially true since murder can be committed while a person is committing or trying to commit a second violent crime. Maryland has incorporated the felony murder rule that applies in such situations into its first-degree murder statute.

How do allegations of domestic violence affect gun possession?

When it comes to allegations of domestic violence, there are always two sides to the story. However, it may be the case that one person will be accused of committing the act. This can have a significant effect on that person's rights, including their right to possess a firearm.

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