Pre-Trial Release Options – What Happens When I am Arrested?

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

June 28, 2022

When first arrested, a person is taken to see a Court Commissioner who will decide if that person will be released into the community.  The determination as to whether or not a Court Commissioner releases someone is based upon two factors, the defendant’s risk of flight and their danger to the community. In this article, we will discuss what pre-trial release options may be available to you as well as what you can expect throughout the process. 

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What Are My Rights During Arrest and Questioning

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

June 21, 2022

In the United States, the police make over ten million arrests every year - that’s about one arrest every three seconds. That’s why it’s important to understand your rights during arrest and questioning and to call an experienced Baltimore criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Can The Police Enter My Home?

If the police arrive at your home and ask you for permission to enter...

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Alternatives to Jail and Prison for People Facing Criminal Charges

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

June 9, 2022

When compared to other developed countries, the United States has the highest percentage of incarcerated persons per capita in the world. It’s little wonder judges and legislators have become increasingly receptive to alternative options to incarceration. 

When repr...

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What to Do When There’s a Warrant for Your Arrest

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

June 2, 2022

If you suspect or are aware that there is a warrant issued for your arrest, you must react immediately. As the arrest means that you will be deprived of your freedom, any postponement or failure to react can be detrimental to your rights.

Here is the most important info you need to know regarding the arrest warrant in the state of Maryland.

What is an Arrest Warrant?

A pending arrest wa...

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Debunked: 5 Myths About Criminal Defense Attorneys

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

January 21, 2022

A criminal defense attorney is often the first person people call when finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.  Yet, not many people truly understand what a criminal defense attorney does.  People watch popular television shows like Law and Order and famous movies like A Few Good Men and believe that’s exactly how a defense attorney operates in the real world.  As exciting as those television shows and movies can be to watch, they are simply not accurate. Unfortunately, this h...

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Maryland Enacts Sweeping Changes for Police Accountability

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

November 10, 2021

In response to a series of racially charged and internationally publicized cases involving allegations of police misconduct, including the murder of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota and the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore City Police custody in 2015, the Maryland Legislature has been drafting and finalizing a number of laws designed to monitor police behavior, provide recourse to those who have alleged they were wronged and place restraints on police department’s behavior and inte...

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New Changes to Gun Laws: Wearing, Carrying or Transporting Handguns in Maryland

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

November 3, 2021

Do you own a handgun, or multiple handguns? Do you live in the state of Maryland? If you do not live in Maryland, do you ever travel into Maryland? If you answered yes to any of these questions, new changes to Maryland’s gun laws apply to you.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution sets forth the right to bear arms. However, it is important to remember that this right is not without limits. As a responsible gun owner, it is essential to constantly educate yourself on the gun laws of your state and the...

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Innocent Honors Student Cleared of All Rape Charges

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

October 6, 2021

Being accused of a crime does not make you guilty, no matter how sincere the victim appears.

Shortly after Halloween in 2020, a young man was charged with raping his cousin on Halloween eve. Her allegations were horrendous; she claims that he pulled her downstairs by her hair, threw her on a sofa, held her down, covered her mouth with his hand and raped her, all while her grandparents were upstairs.

Upon his arrest, the young man (who was an honors student and an athlete with a full college scholarshi...

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Why “Not Guilty” Isn’t the Only Winning Outcome for a Criminal Case

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

September 29, 2021

What constitutes a win in a criminal case? In some cases, a win is obtaining a “not guilty” verdict at trial.  In other cases, defeating some, or even most, of the charges can be considered a win.  And still, in other cases, a win is minimizing the impact of the case on the defendant and his or her family.

Below is an outline of a recent case where the client was sentenced in Federal Court (summer of 2021) – this case is a great depiction of how winning a case can look very different based on the ...

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Recent Notable Case: West Virginia Woman Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

August 27, 2021

A West Virginia woman was charged in Garrett County, MD with fraud, identity theft, and theft. She was accused of using her adult son’s identity to obtain a loan online and had the funds electronically placed into her account.  When her son, a resident of Garrett County, MD received notice from a collection agency advising him that he was past due on “his loan” he reported the online application as fraud.

The police in Maryland immediately...

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