Criminal Defense

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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

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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

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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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Public Defender vs. Private Criminal Defense Attorney

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By: Craig Kadish

May 4, 2020

When you or someone you care about is charged with a crime, the legal process moves quickly.  The very first, and probably most important decision that has to be made is “do I hire a criminal defense attorney?”.  Many people’s first thought is to get a Public Defender to represent them.  While this is an option, it’s not always the best choice and here’s why; with a public defender, you have no choice

What we mean by that is the person charged with the crime must apply themse...

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FAQ: What should I do if I get arrested?

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By: Craig Kadish

December 17, 2019

When you get arrested, the very first thing you should do is call an experienced, aggressive, highly skilled defense attorney. You don't want to call just any lawyer because some lawyers don't do criminal work. Some lawyers do criminal work, some of the time. We do criminal work all of the time. So call us. Get us on the case immediately. Even if you're only being inv...

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FAQ: What should I say during an interrogation?

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By: Craig Kadish

November 17, 2019

During an interrogation, your best play is always to say nothing. It doesn't matter what the police promise you, it doesn't matter what anyone promises you, keep your mouth closed and call your lawyer immediately. We're here to help....

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FAQ: Will my boss find out I’ve been arrested?

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By: Craig Kadish

October 17, 2019

Whether or not an employer finds out about your arrest is oftentimes up to you. However if you have a job that requires a security clearance or you're working with children or you're driving a vehicle, you will oftentimes have to tell your employer. It varies on a case by case basis. Call me and we can talk about whether or not your employer needs to know about your c...

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FAQ: Am I going to jail?

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By: Craig Kadish

September 17, 2019

Whether or not someone goes to jail is going to depend upon a number of factors. What are the charges against you? What's your criminal history like? Is it a high profile case that's going to put pressure on the prosecutor to go against you in a very aggressive fashion? And most importantly, what is your criminal defense attorney like? Are they experienced? Aggressive...

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