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When you're pulled over on the suspicion of drinking and driving, the police officer will most likely ask you to take a breathalyzer test. While you do have the right to refuse chemical testing, doing so comes with the penalty of an automatic license suspension. It's usually in your best interest to take the test, but what happens if you fail? Failed breathalyzer results can be challenged in court -- here's how.
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Like other types of drug crimes, illegal prescription drug crimes are treated seriously in Maryland. If you are arrested on prescription drug charges and are found guilty, you stand to face stiff penalties. While many people believe that because prescription medications are prescribed by a doctor that they are safe, the truth is that they can be dangerous and even deadly when used improperly. Here's what you need to know about prescription drug crimes and what your next move should be if you were arrested.
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Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes that take place in Maryland today, and it’s a crime that most people consider to be “minor.” While shoplifting is, in most cases, a misdemeanor, it’s something that should be taken seriously. Juveniles are often the perpetrators of this crime. Learn more about juveniles and shoplifting, and how you can get help defending against shoplifting charges if you or your child were arrested.
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When you are arrested for a crime, this is simply the beginning of a long and arduous process of dealing with the Maryland court system. However, with the help of a seasoned criminal defense attorney, you can learn what to expect after your arrest and you'll receive guidance and advocacy throughout each stage of the process. Here's what you need to know about the four stages of a criminal trial.
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One way to fight traffic tickets is to determine what law you allegedly broke, study the law, break it down into elements, and then challenge any elements of the law that you can. If you are able to successfully challenge even just one element of the law, you may be able to argue that you never actually broke the law at all and it's quite possible that your traffic charge will be dismissed. Can this be done with running a stop sign or failure to yield?
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While Maryland residents can lawfully possess firearms, they can do so only under certain conditions. Possessing or operating a firearm outside of these conditions can be a punishable crime. Unfortunately, many people commit these crimes unknowingly, not understanding how they can and cannot possess and use a firearm in the state. Here's what you need to know about Maryland firearms charges.
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Were you charged with grand theft? Learn about what this charge is, what potential defenses may be used, and how a lawyer can help you protect your rights and your future.
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When you are stopped by a police officer and they suspect you are drinking and driving, they will pay careful attention to what you say and how you say it. While it’s always in your best interest to invoke your right to stay silent, here are some things you definitely don’t want to say if you’re being stopped for a DUI.
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If you are a juvenile who has been arrested for a crime, or you are the parent of a juvenile who is involved in a criminal case, things can seem overwhelming and frightening. However, what you say and do next can have a significant impact on the case and what type of punishments you or your child will face. Here’s what not to do in a juvenile crime case.
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Violent crimes are some of the most serious ones. Therefore, you should reach out for seasoned legal representation if you are arrested for or are being investigated as a suspect in a violent crime. Evidence is key in a case like this. You need someone on your side to ensure law enforcement and prosecutors are handling evidence properly and following the law.
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