Criminal Defense

Unhappy with Your Trail Outcome & Sentence? Here’s How We Can Help

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

September 29, 2022

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...

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Maryland’s New “Ghost Gun” Law Explained

Craig Kadish

By: Craig Kadish

August 15, 2022

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...

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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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