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Some of the Ways in Which Marijuana and Other Drugs are Sent in the Mail

With the legalization of marijuana in places like Colorado and its decriminalization elsewhere, more marijuana is now being shipped through the U.S. mail than in recent years, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, whose seizures of marijuana parcels have increased by more than 400 percent since 2007.

October 17th, 2016|

Hiring a Lawyer for Your Criminal or DUI / DWI Case

While the answers to questions you ask your lawyer will vary widely, it is important to keep in mind that nothing should be taken as a guarantee. Instead, these questions should give you some general knowledge of a specific lawyer's experience and skill-level, and whether the lawyer is a good fit for you. Learn More

September 8th, 2016|

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|
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