Category Archives: Criminal Defense

The Nitty Gritty of Criminal Defense

The Nitty Gritty of Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s time to start learning the nitty gritty of criminal defense. Contact our Maryland lawyers today. The Negative Consequences of a Criminal Conviction Criminal charges can prove difficult to manage and can throw every aspect of your life into disarray. If you stand accused of a crime, take this […]

Mitigating a DUI: How To Win Before Ever Setting Foot in Court

Mitigating a DUI How To Win Before Ever Setting Foot in Court

In the immediate wake of a DUI charge, time is of the essence. An elite DUI attorney can and will make use of every second they have to defend you. That means the first hours, days, and weeks that follow your arrest must be used wisely to set up for a successful outcome when the […]

Is Interlock Participation the Only Way to Keep my License?

Is Interlock Participation the Only Way to Keep my License

The Ignition Interlock Program requires many Maryland DUI offenders to install and maintain the ignition interlock device in their vehicles, for a mandatory period of time, if they want to keep their driving privilege following a DUI/DWI arrest. A driver who violates the interlock program during this initial period will be ordered to participate longer […]

Advice for First-Time Assault and Battery Charges in Maryland

Advice for First-Time Assault and Battery Charges in Maryland

If This Is Your First Encounter with Law Enforcement, We Can Help You If you find yourself facing criminal charges for the first time, it’s natural to be scared. It’s a time of uncertainty—there’s no way to know whether you might end up with fines or jail time that could seriously disrupt your life. For […]

Reckless Driving Soaring During COVID-19 Pandemic in MD

Reckless Driving Soaring During COVID-19 Pandemic in MD

While overall traffic has been greatly reduced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Hogan’s ongoing lockdown order, Maryland authorities are reporting a startling increase in reckless driving throughout the state. Reckless driving is defined under the Maryland transportation code as, “driving a motor vehicle in wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” […]

Increased Drunk Driving Arrests in MD Amidst Pandemic Lockdown

Increased Drunk Driving Arrests in MD Amidst Pandemic Lockdown

Despite Governor Hogan’s ongoing lockdown order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, an increased number of people have recently been arrested for driving while impaired. Maryland police, who have been tasked with enforcing compliance with the lockdown order, seem to also be looking for any hint of drivers who are under the influence as they make […]

Answering the Top 5 Legal Questions About Drug Paraphernalia

Answering the Top 5 Legal Questions About Drug Paraphernalia

1. What Is Drug Paraphernalia? Drug paraphernalia is a blanket term for objects that are intended or have been modified for making, using, or concealing recreational drugs. This can include hypodermic syringes, crack pipes, or even common household items such as spoons. Maryland Criminal Code 5-619 criminalizes possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. […]

Supreme Court: “Common Sense” Now Justifies a Traffic Stop

Supreme Court Common Sense Now Justifies a Traffic Stop

What Evidence Do Police Need to Pull You Over? Less than You May Think. In Maryland, the law has long held that police officers may not arbitrarily pull over vehicles. They need a concrete reason; suspicion alone is not enough. Historically, this holds true even when an officer runs the plates on a vehicle and […]

Considering the Legality of Maryland’s COVID-19 Checks

Considering the Legality of Maryland's COVID-19 Checks

In Encouraging Compliance, Has the State Infringed Upon Our Rights? With coronavirus numbers exploding nationwide in the US, many states are implementing unprecedented checkpoints, aiming to stop nonresidents possibly carrying the virus. State troopers have been deployed in Florida, Texas, and Rhode Island to intercept motorists at their borders, requiring them to sign forms promising […]

Violating ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order Could Mean Fines, Jail Time

Violating 'Stay-At-Home' Order Could Mean Fines, Jail Time

Maryland’s Governor Has Authorized State and Local Police to Check Up on Suspicious Situations In the battle to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, states are taking extreme measures to enforce social distancing. Maryland’s governor is among the latest to declare a ‘Stay-At-Home’ order that covers the whole state. The executive order, which is effective […]