Criminal Defense

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 [...]

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|

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|

Expunging, Sealing, and Shielding Your Record

There are several ways to remove data from your court records in Maryland: they are shielding, sealing, and expungement. The laws related to these methods are quite complicated. Learn more in this overview of the methods and the process.

October 14th, 2015|

The Automobile Exception

Another situation that comes up frequently is police conducting a search of a vehicle. If you are pulled over for speeding or running a stop sign, can the police search your car to look for incriminating evidence against you? Learn More.

September 25th, 2015|

Online Spoofing

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.

September 17th, 2015|

Searches and Seizures: The Basics

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.

August 28th, 2015|

Charged with Performing Home Improvements without a License?

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.

March 4th, 2015|
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