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    What to Know About Your Arraignment in Maryland

    If you’ve been arrested for allegedly violating a criminal traffic offense in Maryland, the judge will formally state the charges against you the first time you enter the courthouse. This step in the criminal justice process is called an arraignment. It serves to inform you of your indictments, outline the maximum penalties associated with the […]

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    You’re in a Car Accident with a Marlyand Police Officer. Now What?

    Over 5,000 passengers and onlookers have been fatally injured in police chases since 1979, including the elderly, young children, and teenage drivers. Thousands more have suffered traumatic injuries getting into a car accident caused by a reckless police chase. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident with a police […]

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    Maryland Rescinds Suspensions for Red-Light Violators

    Six counties in the State of Maryland, including Baltimore and 22 other jurisdictions, have implemented red-light camera programs that require violators to pay fines up to $100. All drivers within these jurisdictions who violate traffic signals and receive a ticket due to red-light cameras risk their vehicle registration being suspended if they fail to pay […]

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    DUI or DWI: Which is Worse in Maryland?

    People often use DUI and DWI interchangeably, but the two offenses are not the same in Maryland. DUIs and DWIs refer to quite different violations, and both have unique penalties. In short, a DWI is a less severe offense than a DUI. The following text provides further insight into why DUIs are worse, along with […]

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    Is It Illegal to Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Maryland?

    When you’re driving and you see flashing blue lights appear behind your vehicle, it can be an intimidating experience for any Maryland driver. If the police officer begins asking whether you’ve had anything to drink, the experience becomes especially alarming. When law enforcement suspects that you’re driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they […]

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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, […]