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What Do You Do When You Become a Victim of Domestic Violence?

You may have thought domestic violence would never happen to you – but it has. You’ve not only suffered physical harm, but the incident is tearing you apart emotionally. Those reactions are normal, but it’s essential that you act swiftly to protect yourself.   Call 911   The first thing a domestic violence victim must do is call […]

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What Should Someone Do If They Have a Criminal Record, Primarily Theft, and Can’t Get a Job?

People make mistakes and can turn their lives around. Unfortunately, a criminal record can taint a person for life, no matter how exemplary their behavior after completing any sentence or probation. A criminal record, especially for theft, can prevent otherwise qualified individuals from getting a job. Fortunately, there are some ways in which a person […]

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What is the Difference Between a Criminal Defense Lawyer and a Trial Lawyer?

In the United States, licensed lawyers all have the right to plead in court. That doesn’t mean criminal defense lawyers and trial lawyers are interchangeable. The latter feel comfortable with appearing in court, and that is the primary part of his or her practice.     Criminal defense lawyers represent those accused of crimes. They […]

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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 […]

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Baltimore Riots: The Legal Implications

Recently, the country has been in an uproar over the relationship between police officers and the African American community.  Numerous controversies have occurred around the country where black suspects have died in the custody of police.  For obvious reasons, this has set both communities on edge and has posed a serious public safety issue.  In […]

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Know Your Rights: DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge in every state across the country, including Maryland. Some drivers are pulled over and arrested for a DUI when they have not had any alcohol at all; others have had very little to drink, but have had enough to cause suspicion. According to FBI arrest statistics, […]