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Online Spoofing

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Online “spoofing” is an act of masquerading as someone else in order to trick, alarm, or annoy another; to do so is often a crime. Cybercriminals can spoof many aspects of our electronic communications, and arguably the easiest one to spoof is an email address. Learn More.

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What You Tweet May Be Used Against You!

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Recently, the courts have struggled with articulating a clear standard for authenticating evidence from social media. This is because social media content, more so than other types of evidence, can be easily fabricated. Learn More.

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Stored Communications Act: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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We would like to be able to control who has access to our photos, posts, status updates, tweets, emails, and other data we send and share electronically. While the privacy settings in our social media accounts may give us a sense of security, how robust are the laws protecting our online privacy? Learn More.

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Do Police Need a Warrant to Search My Cell Phone?

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With all that a cell phone contains, it is no surprise that we want to control who has access to our phones, when, and how. So when can police officers look through your phone? Learn More.

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Searches and Seizures: The Basics

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The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution protects all of us from unreasonable searches and seizures. Guarding you from things like the police breaking down your door in the middle of the night, wire-tapping your phone, searching your car, or looking through your cell phone. Learn More.

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Charged with Performing Home Improvements without a License?

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The criminal penalties for violating the licensing requirements can be quite severe; a person who violates the requirements can be prosecuted for a misdemeanor and, on first conviction, is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 month. Learn More.

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New Marijuana Laws Bring About First of a Kind Change to Our State

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Starting on October 1, 2014 possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana won’t subject you to arrest or criminal charges for the first time in the modern history of the State of Maryland. Learn More.

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Restraining Orders: How to Get a Peace or Protective Order in Maryland

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In Maryland, the process for getting a peace order or protective order from a District Court judge, District Court commissioner, or Circuit Court judge is a relatively easy one. Learn More.

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Bail Bonds: What You Must Know About Them

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Lawyers from this office can appear before the person(the commissioner) who sets your bond when a warrant is issued for your arrest. Learn More.

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Little Known Facts about Maryland Protective Orders and Peace Orders Filed Against You

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For some of you, your first involvement with the Maryland court system will occur when you are named as a “Respondent” in a protective order or a peace order. If this happens to you, you may not fully appreciate the many traps you could face. Learn more about what can happen.

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