What is the Process for Sentence Modification in Maryland?
In October, many of the provisions of the Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) take effect. This extensive revision of Maryland criminal law means that certain mandatory minimum drug sentences may qualify for a retroactive reduction. The JRA “eliminates mandatory minimums for controlled dangerous substances felonies.” It also permits felony drug offenders – although not those considered […]
How Is Mental Health and Criminal Law Handled in Maryland?
Attorneys often realize that clients arrested and charged with a criminal offense may suffer from mental illness. Maryland does not differ from other states in that many mentally ill people are put in jail rather than in hospitals, where they can receive proper treatment. It does differ from all but four other states in that […]
5 Things to Consider in a Divorce Negotiation Process in Maryland
Other than death, few life events are more stressful than divorce. When you are going through the divorce negotiation process, it’s easy to think in terms of harming your ex-spouse rather than helping yourself. In the long run, that is not a productive strategy. Protect your own interests by finding good legal representation and gathering […]