What to Do if You Are Experiencing Online Sexual Harassment
If you’re a woman, especially one of the millennial generation, the odds are good that you will experience some type of online harassment or digital stalking. According to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey, 21 percent of women aged 18 to 29 report being sexually harassed online. Overall, 70 percent of females believe online harassmentRead More
I Have Been Accused of a Hate Crime in Maryland. What Should I Do?
Being accused of a hate crime is a terrible thing. Whether or not a person committed such a crime, in today’s atmosphere the allegation is likely to garner a great deal of news and social media attention, and public opinion often presumes a person guilty with little or no evidence. Unfortunately, hate crimes are onRead More
What Should I Do If I Have a Criminal Record 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 personRead More
3 Technologies Criminal Defense Lawyers Can’t Go Without
Technology increasingly rules our lives – what did we do before smartphones? – and criminal defense attorneys are especially reliant on tech that helps them defend clients. Keep in mind that jurors, and even defendants, are becoming more and more tech-oriented. The top of technology necessary also depends upon the nature of the crime. EveryRead More
What is the Difference Between Criminal Defense Lawyers and Trial Lawyers?
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 mayRead More
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, R-Pasadena, SenateRead More
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 consideredRead More
What Happens When a Probation Violation Occurs in Maryland?
When a convicted person receives probation, they must adhere to the conditions imposed by the judge. Failure to do so can result in a violation. This could mean serving the jail time probation allowed them to avoid. Anyone charged with a probation violation needs an experienced probation lawyer. Common Probation Conditions The conditions placed on probationRead More
Typical Estate/Probate Attorney Fees in Maryland
What happens to the soul of a person after death remains a great unknown. What happens to the worldly goods left behind – and titled solely in their name – is no mystery. Those items become their estate. Through his or her will, the person bequeaths the estate to beneficiaries and names a person toRead More
What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Maryland?
No one wants to think about his or her own death, but it’s a fact of life. You’ve worked hard all of your life and want your assets to go to your loved ones. If you don’t have a will, the state of Maryland decides who gets your worldly goods. That may not match yourRead More