Understanding Gun Law: How to Keep from Being Charged in the State of Maryland

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By: Craig Kadish

May 10, 2021

A basic American right explicitly set forth in the second amendment is the right to bear arms.  It is important to understand that not only is that right not absolute, it often has many conditions, the violation of any of which may result in an otherwise lawful gun owner going to jail.  The following are the most commonly charged issues relative to firearms and gun law:

Gun Law Violation: Transporting Handguns

Under MD Criminal Law 4-203 it is illegal to knowingly wear, carry or...

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Jail Calls – What You Should Know Before Speaking from or to Someone in Jail

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By: Craig Kadish

April 22, 2021

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, one of the most commonly asked questions I get is “are my phone calls to/from jail being recorded or listened to?“

Unfortunately for prisoners in the State of Maryland (many of whom are still awaiting trial and have not yet (and may never be) convicted of a crime) and their family/friends who call them or receive calls from them, those calls will be recorded. Moreover, the recording of those calls is permitted by both State and Federal law.

While the...

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Facing Child Pornography Charges? Choose a Firm with Experience + Expertise (Case Study)

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By: Craig Kadish

February 2, 2021

Federal child pornography charges require a criminal defense attorney that is well versed in not only Federal Criminal Law and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, but also with specific experience, expertise, and an understanding of Federal Child Pornography laws and how unfair they are.

In federal cases involving the possession of child pornography, it is common for there to be very little or no issue regarding the Defendant’s possession of the pornographic materials.   When there is no dispute that t...

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5 Most Frequently Asked “What if…” Questions about DUIs

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By: Sarah Bordner

February 1, 2021

It is 2 AM and you are stopped on the side of the road with blue and red flashing lights in your rearview mirror. The fear sets in and you are beginning to panic. When the officer approaches, be cooperative and provide them, with your license and registration. You ARE required to present your driver’s license and vehicle registration to the officer. Your head is flooded with questions and your heart is racing, try your best to remain calm. A lot easier said than done... however, by reading this article, yo...

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Arrested this Weekend? Take These 5 Steps Immediately

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By: Craig Kadish

October 22, 2020

If the weekend didn’t turn out as you planned, and you have been charged with a crime or as a result of something that happened you believe that you are going to be charged with a crime, there are some simple steps that you should take to protect yourself:

1.  TALK TO NO ONE!

One of the most common mistakes that people make, whether you’ve been charged with a crime (or believe that you ...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Criminal Court Proceedings in Maryland

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By: Craig Kadish

June 22, 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fear and uncertainty associated with being a defendant in a criminal case have been increased due to the confusion surrounding how and when your case can move forward.  The Court of Appeals of Maryland has set timetable beginning with the phased closing of Maryland Courts beginning back on March 16, 2020, and continuing additional phases during which the court will slowly reopen.

What Does Reopening of the Maryland Courts System Look Like

There are a tota...

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Bench Trial vs. Jury Trial in Maryland

How Criminal Cases are Tried in the State of Maryland

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By: Craig Kadish

May 29, 2020

In the State of Maryland,  there are two ways to have your criminal case tried; the first way is a bench trial where your case is heard only by the judge in District Court. The second way is a jury trial, where the outcome of your case is decided by a 12 person jury of your peers. These cases are tried in Circuit Court. Any criminal defendant in any criminal case no matter how small or large a case they have can have their case tried in front of a judge.

In Maryland, the District Court h...

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Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

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By: Craig Kadish

May 21, 2020

One of the most common questions posed to individuals who are faced with criminal charges is whether or not they should hire a criminal defense attorney. One deterring factor can certainly be the cost associated with hiring a lawyer, however, in many cases that cost is minor compared to the life-changing costs that can occur without the proper defense. Below are just a few reasons that hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial.

A Maryland criminal defense attorney understands how the sy...

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Child Pornography Possession vs. Distribution in Maryland

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By: Craig Kadish

May 18, 2020

HAS YOUR COMPUTER BEEN SEIZED?

HAS A DETECTIVE TRIED TO CONTACT YOU?

DON’T WAIT AND DON’T MAKE ANY STATEMENTS TO ANYONE... CALL US NOW.

At Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC we have been helping in and winning cases for our clients involving child pornography; both possession and distribution. The differentiation between the two is not as simple as one might think. Once your computer or other digital device has been seized, usually pursuant t...

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The Dangers of Representing Yourself in a Criminal Case

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By: Craig Kadish

May 11, 2020

With over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, I am often asked, “Do I really need a lawyer for this? Can’t I do it myself?” While there is always the option to represent yourself (doing this is called proceeding PRO SE), it’s not necessarily the best idea. In fact, there is an old saying in the Law community that says, “The person who represents themselves has a fool for a clie...

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