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Should You Hire a Maryland Public Defender?

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If you’ve ever watched a TV crime show, you’re familiar with the phrase “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.” But if you find yourself on the wrong end of a pair of handcuffs while hearing those words, the issue becomes much more personal.

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Can I Be Arrested in Maryland for Not Paying Child Support?

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Parenthood. It can be the greatest blessing in your life. It can also be a huge pain in the pocketbook. Especially if your relationship with the other parent in the equation doesn’t work out and you end up on the hook for child support.

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What Are the Public Intoxication Laws in Maryland?

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The warm, summer sunshine has given way to autumn’s colorful display. School’s back in session. Days at the beach have been replaced by something of much greater social importance: football tailgate parties.

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What Are Enhanced Penalties for a DUI in Maryland?

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Some enhancements are good. Some, not so good. If your company offers you an enhanced retirement package, that’s a good sort of enhancement. If you’re an Olympic athlete and get caught taking performance-enhancing drugs, that’s an enhancement you’d have been better off without.

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What You Need to Know About Maryland Law and Pokémon Go

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It seems like everywhere you go in downtown Annapolis, “those kids these days,” are nose-down in their phones, playing Pokémon Go, trying to catch some sort of Pikapuff or Jigglypu.

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Can I Be Arrested in Maryland for Possessing Marijuana Purchased Legally Elsewhere?

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Your trip to Oregon was breathtaking. Those gorgeous Cascade Mountains, the amazing Pacific Coast … and you’ll be talking a long time about that awesome weed you bought at several marijuana dispensaries in Eugene. Especially since you got stopped for a broken tail light when you finally got home to Maryland and ended up getting arrested for possessing an ounce of weed.

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Can I Be Arrested for Jaywalking in Maryland?

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It’s a lovely day for a walk. You’re strolling down the sidewalk when you spot that new wood-fired pizza place across the street. Dodging cars, you dart across the asphalt and just as the heavenly fragrance of smoldering oak mixed with Italian sausage wafts its way to you, there’s a heavy grip on your arm.

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How to Avoid Getting Arrested for Maryland Hunting Violations

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Come and listen to a story ‘bout a man named Rich; killed too many critters and got busted by a snitch.

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Does Maryland’s New Law Put the Brakes on Civil Asset Forfeiture?

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“What’s mine is mine—and what’s yours is mine.” Until recently, that was pretty much the rule of civil asset forfeiture in the state of Maryland. Law enforcement had carte blanche to stop citizens (or non-citizens), take their cash, their car, and any other valuables the cops fancied, seize it under the guise of civil forfeiture laws and never give any of it back. All this without even necessarily charging the person thus dispossessed with any crime, much less requiring a conviction.

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8-Plus Ways a Drug Offense Conviction Can Change Your Life in Maryland

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Over a million-and-a-half people each year in the US are arrested for some sort of drug violation. In the state of Maryland there are literally over a thousand potential consequences that make up the collateral damage from being convicted of a crime, and many of them stem from controlled substances violations.

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