Police Use Spying Technology Behind Court’s Back

With the pervasiveness of cell phones, police are using GPS coordinates of cell phones to track the location of crime suspects. However, in their zeal to make arrests, the police have been secretly and illegally using high tech equipment to capture criminals. Learn More

April 7th, 2016|

What is Citizen’s Arrest and is it Real?

"Citizen's arrest" is a concept that often appears in movies and TV series, but leaves many wondering if it is an actual legal principle. A citizen's arrest is a real concept and it is legal in all states except North Carolina.

February 12th, 2016|

Citizens’ Right to File Criminal Charges

By Maya Kushner, Esq. and Marc Emden, Esq.

What steps can you take to enforce your rights if a crime is committed against you? When one falls victim to a crime, most people report the incident to the police, which is always an advisable first step. Usually, the police create an incident report, conduct an investigation, and file criminal charges against the perpetrator. But what if after hearing your story the police decide not to institute criminal charges, while you […]

February 8th, 2016|

Black Box: Your Car’s Dark Secret

Most of you know that planes have black boxes that record in-flight data such as aircraft speed and trajectory. But did you know that your car probably has a black box too? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 96% of model year 2013 and newer cars already have a black box, or an Event Data Recorder (EDR) as it is known, and NHTSA is proposing a rule to make EDRs a requirement.

December 17th, 2015|

DUI Checkpoints

Police officers must follow specific rules when they engage members of the public, so you may ask yourself if this applies at DUI checkpoints. Learn More.

December 9th, 2015|

Problems with Maryland’s “Revenge Porn” Law

Taking nude photographs and sharing them with your partner may be a fun way to express yourself or add variety to your relationship, but when these photographs remain in the hands of an ex-lover, it may have dire consequences. Learn More.

November 9th, 2015|

Maryland’s Traffic Laws

When a traffic accident occurs, the question becomes: who is at fault. In this article Emdenlaw discusses three of Maryland's traffic laws that are frequently implicated in car accidents. Learn More.

October 20th, 2015|
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