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Changes in Maryland’s DUI Law: Ignition Interlocks for All Convictions

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

June 16, 2024

In recent years, driving under the influence (DUI) has been a significant public safety issue in Maryland, as it has been across the United States. To curb the devastating effects of drunk driving, Maryland has implemented stringent measures over the years. One of the most notable changes soon to take effect is the mandatory use of ignition interlocks for all persons convicted of DUI, including those who receive probation before judgment (PBJ).

Understanding the New DUI Le...

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Upcoming Changes in Maryland’s Rape Statutes: A New Era for Consent Laws

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By: Craig Kadish

June 7, 2024

Maryland is on the brink of significant legal reforms regarding its rape statutes, marking a pivotal moment in the state's approach to sexual assault cases. These changes, driven by recent legislative efforts and the advocacy of various groups, aim to redefine how consent is understood and legally validated in the state.

Key Legislative Changes

  1. House Bill 496: Redefining Consent and Removing Force Requirement In a groundbreaking move, Maryland's General Assem...
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Legal Representation for Juvenile Offenders: A Parent’s Guide

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

February 21, 2024

In 2022, Maryland implemented significant reforms in its juvenile justice system, aimed at prioritizing rehabilitation over punishment for young offenders. These reforms included provisions requiring the presence of an attorney during juvenile interrogations and setting a minimum age for charging juvenile offenders with non-violent offenses, typically at 13 years old. Despite these positive changes, juveniles can still face serious consequences, including being charged as adults for certain crimes.

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Vehicle Searches in Maryland: Odor of Marijuana Alone is No Longer Probable Cause

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

September 12, 2023

July 1, 2023, marked a significant milestone in Maryland's cannabis legislation. On this date, the state took a bold step towards reforming its marijuana laws, effectively precluding police from searching a vehicle solely based on the odor of marijuana. This groundbreaking change has far-reaching implications for both law enforcement and individuals in Maryland, as it prioritiz...

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Cannabis Laws in Maryland and Drug Dog Alerts

Cannabis Laws Changes in Maryland Impact Drug Dog Alerts

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

September 2, 2023

In recent years, the landscape of cannabis laws in the United States has been rapidly evolving, with many states adopting more permissive attitudes toward its use and possession. Maryland, like several other states, has taken significant steps to decriminalize and regulate cannabis. These changes have had a profound effect on various aspects of law enforcement, including how police dogs are used to detect controlled ...

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Landmark Decision: Maryland Supreme Court Curtails the Use of Bullet Evidence in Courts

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

June 28, 2023

In a new and groundbreaking ruling, the Maryland Supreme Court in Abruquah v. Maryland, handed down a decision that sets limits on the use of bullet evidence in courts across the state. This landmark ruling has sparked debates among legal experts and citizens alike, as it raises crucial questions about the reliability and admissibility of such evidence. In this article, we will delve int...

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Affirmative Defenses for Child Pornography Cases

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

April 27, 2023

Child pornography is a serious crime in Maryland, and those convicted of this offense can face harsh penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of possessing, distributing, or producing child pornography in Maryland, you may be wondering if there are any affirmative defenses for child pornography that could potentially help you avoid conviction.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the affirmative defenses that may be available in Maryland ...

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How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help if You Are Facing Child Abuse Charges

How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help if You Are Facing Child Abuse Charges

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

March 13, 2023

Child abuse is a serious crime in Maryland, and anyone with child abuse charges 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 ...

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Are You Being Investigated by CPS, DSS or the Police?

Are You Being Investigated by CPS, DSS or the Police?

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

March 6, 2023

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...

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Domestic Violence Protective Order - What to Do Next

Domestic Violence Protective Order – What to Do Next

Craig M. Kadish - Criminal Defense Attorney Maryland

By: Craig Kadish

February 22, 2023

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.

In M...

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