How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help if You Are Facing Child Abuse Charges
Child abuse is a serious crime in Maryland, and anyone accused of this crime could face severe consequences, including fines, prison time, and a permanent criminal record. Given the severe nature of the charges, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle the case.
An experienced criminal defense attorney has a deep understanding of the criminal justice system and the legal procedures involved in Maryland's child abuse cases. They can provide legal gui...
Are You Being Investigated by CPS, DSS or the Police?
If you have been notified that you are being investigated by the police, the Department of Social Services (DSS), or Child Protective Services (CPS) in Maryland, it is important to obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The earlier you hire an attorney, the more they can do to protect your rights, build a strong defense, and potentially prevent charges from being filed against you. Here are a few reasons why it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney in Maryland as s...
Domestic Violence Protective Order – What to Do Next
What is a Domestic Violence Protective Order?
A domestic violence protective order (DVPO) is a court order that is designed to protect victims of domestic violence from further abuse. These orders are issued by a judge and they can require the abuser to stay away from the victim, stop contacting them, and/or vacate a shared residence. These orders can also provide additional protections, such as requiring the abuser to surrender firearms or pay temporary child support.
Jury Acquits Young Driver of All Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle Charges
Before we dive into the details of this case, we felt it would be helpful to define for you the two charges our client faced in this case: Manslaughter by Vehicle – Gross Negligence and Manslaughter by Vehicle – Criminal Negligence.
Manslaughter by Vehicle – Gross Negligence is defined in the Maryland Criminal Code, Section 2-209 as causing the death of another as a result of driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle in a grossly negligent manner...
Unhappy with Your Trial Outcome & Sentence? Here’s How We Can Help
Defendants in criminal cases are often unhappy with the sentences that judges hand down to them. Fortunately, a sentence received when someone is convicted of a crime is not always the final word. There are ways in which a skilled criminal defense attorney can assist a defendant with a poor outcome to improve, or sometimes even change that outcome.
Changing the Outcome of Your District Court Case
In the State of Maryland, many criminal cases can be tried in the District Court. The District C...
Maryland’s New “Ghost Gun” Law Explained
As of June 1, 2022, a person who is in possession of a “non-serialized” firearm in Maryland must have that firearm marked with a personal ID number as required by the Public Safety Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 5-703. The person who was in possession of this firearm (prior to June 1, 2022) will have until March 1, 2023, to act in compliance with this new law. Individuals who obtain their firearm by inheritance (after June 1, 2022) will have only 30 days to have their firearm...
Pre-Trial Release Options – What Happens When I am Arrested?
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.
What Are My Rights During Arrest and Questioning
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...
Alternatives to Jail and Prison for People Facing Criminal Charges
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.
What to Do When There’s a Warrant for Your Arrest
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...