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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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Parents Beware: Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Maryland Can Now Get You Sued

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This may come as a shock to you, but kids don’t always make “intelligent choices.” Underage persons may even engage in “improper conduct”!

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What Is Criminal Trespass in Maryland?

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There are fans, and then there are FANS! But as one die-hard Orioles fan (or rather, FAN!) found out a few years back, donning Batman underwear and a cape does not give you superhero powers that will protect you if you break the law. Although that fellow got lucky and avoided prosecution due to a bureaucratic snafu, he did get banned for life from Baltimore’s Oriole Park.

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Child Abuse vs. Child Neglect: What’s the Difference?

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It won’t surprise you to hear that child abuse is a crime in Maryland. What’s also a crime is that, until October of 2011, child neglect was not a crime in Maryland. You read that right; Maryland was the last state in the country to make child neglect a crime.

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Spousal Abuse vs. Domestic Assault: What's the Difference?

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“I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman,” Sean Connery once said. 

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