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Supreme Court News on Criminal Law in Rockville

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court decided the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota. As we described in our previous blog on criminal law, the Court in Birchfield took up the issue of whether under the United States Constitution, a state can punish someone by suspending their right to drive simply because they refused to take a blood or breath. Learn More.

August 17th, 2016|

Police Use Cell Phone Tracking Technology in Maryland

With the pervasiveness of cell phones, police are using GPS coordinates for cell phone tracking and 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 locate suspects in a wide range of cases, including murder, robbery, and drug-related offences.

May 5th, 2016|

Effect of a Conviction on Your Professional License

Did you know that if you are charged with a crime, the outcome of your case may have a direct bearing on your ability to practice your profession, if your profession requires that you possess a professional license in Maryland?

April 29th, 2016|

Supreme Court to Hear New Case on DUI’s

Using a federal law known as the implied consent law, police are getting around the search warrant requirement by coercing suspects into consenting to a blood test when they are charged with violating DUI laws on federal property: something police may find to be faster and easier than obtaining a warrant.

April 19th, 2016|

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|
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