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NEW MARYLAND LAWS

Keep up-to-date with the latest in Maryland’s judicial system. New Maryland laws are set in action every few months. Keep track of them to avoid fines and jail time. If you are in need of a lawyer or have questions about the laws, please contact us!


Medical Marijuana vs. Firearms Ownership

Medical Marijuana vs. Firearms Ownership in Maryland

Gunowners in Maryland who want to use medical marijuana to treat their conditions have a tough choice to make: Cannabis or guns? Because marijuana is still federally illegal, those using the plant are banned by federal gun laws from owning or buying firearms. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives notified gun dealers […]

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What are the Three New House/Senate Bills for Anne Arundel, Maryland?

Since news outlets usually focus on international and national matters, it’s easy for new legislation on the county level to receive less attention than it deserves. In 2016, Governor Larry Hogan signed 106 bills into law, three of which specifically affect Anne Arundel county government.   Senate Bill 47   Sponsored by Senator Bryan Simonaire, […]

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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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Maryland Sex Offenders in the Digital Age

We live in the digital age. The modern workplace mandates use of the internet. Life completely offline isn’t feasible for most people, and that includes Maryland’s approximately 8,000 convicted sex offenders. Sex offender rights include some forms of internet access, albeit with monitoring by law enforcement and prompt reporting by the offender of any change […]

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How Maryland’s New Tough Equal Pay for Equal Work Law Impacts Businesses

    During the 2016 Legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” bill with a 103-33 vote in the House of Delegates and 32-13 vote in the Senate. This bill was pushed by many liberal leaning groups including the Maryland affiliate of the Working Families Party. Last month, Governor […]

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How Donald Trump’s Presidency May Impact Estates

The 2016 Presidential campaign had varying proposals from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in many different areas. One area with the most pronounced differences between the two was on estates. When looking a policy around estate related issues, taxation typically is the most heated topic. On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton proposed a 65% […]

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How the Justice Reinvestment Act Will Impact Criminal Law in Maryland

The Justice Reinvestment Act recently passed in Maryland with the objective of making substantial reforms to the state’s criminal justice system. One of the key themes of this Act is its prioritizing punishment and sentences for inmates based on the nature of the violence in their crimes. The purpose of this Act was to streamline […]

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New Maryland Law: Local Drone Laws

Drones are a newer technology that keeps expanding more into the civilian realm.  Most drones in the past were used by the military to gain information on a remote location without putting the soldier at risk.  Now, however, the drones are finding an audience among civilians to use for various reasons.  Unfortunately, not much is […]