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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 […]

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Tax on Inheritance in Maryland: How to Deal With It

Maryland is one of just two states imposing both an estate and inheritance tax. The other is nearby New Jersey. You do not have to worry about the latter tax if you inherit money from your spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, or step parents. Property left to charity is also not subject to inheritance tax. However, […]

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Drug Possession Statistics (INFOGRAPHIC)

  Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to Blackford Flohr with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /> <p><a href=’http://bflawmd.com/’><img src=’http://bflawmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Drug-Possession-Statistics-Infographic-853×1024.jpg’ alt=’Drug Possession Statistics’ width=’853px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /><br /><br /> <p> Drug possession has become one of the largest crimes in the United States and is a small portion of the parent category: drug […]

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Death Penalty in Maryland

The death penalty in Maryland has changed significantly since the first person was executed in 1773, especially in the past 50 years. As of 2013, Maryland has repealed the death penalty and the harshest sentence in the state is now life without the possibility of parole. The repeal of the death penalty also led to […]

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Medical Malpractice: What to Expect When You Sue

No one likes to think that their doctor or hospital can make a mistake.  However, those in the medical profession are only human, and mistakes do happen.  Sometimes, these mistakes can lead to serious pain, disability, and even death.  If you or a loved one suffered from a potential mistake made in your medical care, […]

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Need a Lawyer? – 5 Things You Need to Know

Hiring the right lawyer is crucial to the success of your case. Without the proper research, you could end up with a lost case and a significantly smaller bank account. If you need a lawyer, there are 5 things you need to know:   1. Specialties Most lawyers have at least one specialty. Depending on […]

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What is Bail?

  If you are placed in jail, the judge will likely set a bail amount. Many people do not fully understand what bail is and how bail works. It’s common to assume that posting bail is like a “get out of jail free card.” In fact, bail is merely a financial assurance for the court […]

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