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    Considering a Jury Trial to Fight a DUI in Maryland

    Driving under the influence is a serious traffic offense that may lead to significant penalties, such as jail time and steep fines, and the possibility of taking a mandated DUI course and installing an ignition interlock device. People caught driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated (DWI) also face license suspension. A DUI charge […]

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    Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Smell Is Not Enough to Conduct Search

    Maryland is one of 26 states in the U.S. that have decriminalized marijuana. Because of that, residents have a certain amount of protection once unheard of when law enforcement suspects that a person is smoking it. That includes protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, even if the police find you in your car reeking of […]

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    Understanding Maryland’s “Duty to Retreat” Law

    Crime statistics for the state of Maryland are rather grim. More than 168,000 violent crimes took place in Maryland in 2016. Offenses like murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, breaking and entering, larceny, and motor vehicle theft affected thousands of victims. These are all crimes in which a victim could protect him or herself through self-defense, […]