Making prank phone calls has become somewhat of a common pastime in Maryland and throughout the United States for many children and adults. Despite their often innocent and humorous nature, prank phone calls can land you into quite a bit of trouble in the State of Maryland. In fact, telephone misuse is a crime that […]
New Law Alert: On October 1, 2014, Maryland’s “Move Over” Law will now include tow trucks in additional to emergency vehicles. The revised law requires drivers to either move into an open lane away from tow trucks that are attending to roadside emergencies or slow to a reasonable and prudent speed that is safe if […]
What is the New Law in Maryland that Decriminalizes the Possession of Less than 10 Grams of Marijuana? On Saturday April 5, 2014, the Maryland Senate voted 34 to 8 to pass Senate Bill 364 which decriminalizes the possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. By “decriminalizing” the possession of marijuana of less than […]
Breaking News: Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana of Less than 10 Grams! S.B. 364, which decriminalizes the possession of marijuana of less than 10 grams, was offiicially signed into law this week by Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley. The new law will go into effect on October 1, 2014. A more thorough analysis of […]
Currently, possession of marijuana of less than 10 grams is a criminal offense that carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. On Saturday April 5, 2014, the Maryland Senate voted 34 to 8 to pass a bill that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana of less than 10 grams. […]
Maryland Rule 4-248 provides that the Office of the State’s Attorney may move the court to mark a case as a “stet” or place it on what is commonly referred to as the “stet docket.” This blog post addresses the definition of a stet and what effect it has on a case. What is a […]
As a former public defender and current private attorney, many people have asked me about the similarities and differences between the two types of attorneys. In this blog post, I will provide a general overview of those similarities and differences. Please keep in mind that this blog post is geared toward private criminal defense attorneys […]
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