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October 2014 Archives

Before the divorce, there may be a separation agreement

No divorce in Maryland is an overnight process. Even if you and your ex can agree on matters like child custody, child support and division of property, state law requires that the two of you live separately for at least a full year before a judge can grant your divorce.

Baltimore looking to cut juvenile crime on city transportation

Now that school has been back in session for a few months, most of us are accustomed to the sight of children walking to school, waiting at bus stops or even riding the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro cars, MARC trains, light rail and, of course, buses.

Man accused of strong-arm robbery at Bingo World

A 37-year-old man in Anne Arundel County was accused of committing a strong-arm robbery on Oct. 24. At approximately 1:40 a.m., a customer at Bingo World in Brooklyn Park reported a theft to police. According to the customer, a man had grabbed her arm while she was playing a video game at the establishment and forcefully taken her money.

How much do you know about adoption in Maryland?

Without a doubt, one of the most exciting moments in the lives of any couple or individual is when the decision is made to adopt. While this decision will likely result in a happy and fulfilling life for both the child and their adoptive parents, it's nevertheless important for those considering this major step to understand and appreciate all that the process entails.

Why did the DEA set up a fake Facebook profile?

There is no question that the way we communicate has undergone some fundamental changes over the last decade. While email and phone calls once reigned supreme, texts and social media are now the preferred mode of communication for the majority of people. Indeed, people's Facebook pages enable them to stay connected with family and friends, keeping them apprised of personal developments 24-7.

How accurate are eyewitness identifications in criminal cases? -- II

In our last post, our blog examined how the National Research Council recently published an eye-opening report discussing how mistaken eyewitness identifications in criminal cases involving strangers can often be linked to limitations in both human visual perception and memory.

Man sentenced for shooting 3 men with birdshot

On Oct. 17, a 20-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting three men with birdshot. The man's sentence was originally 53 years in prison, but 25 years of the sentence was suspended. After he is released from prison, the man will spend five years on probation. Following the sentencing hearing, a prosecutor commented that the sentence had been decided based on the seriousness of the crime, the man's age and his past criminal record.

How accurate are eyewitness identifications in criminal cases?

The National Research Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping "shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine," recently published a fascinating report suggesting that limitations in both human visual perception and memory can sometimes result in inaccurate eyewitness identifications in criminal cases involving strangers.

Why are more older Americans choosing divorce?

Most of us have certain images in our mind when it comes to divorcing couples: those who were married too soon, those dealing with infidelity and those who are simply no longer getting along. In fact, whether we realize it or not, most of us probably envision these divorcing couples as either being relatively young or middle aged at the oldest.

Police say couple stole school bus and tried to set it on fire

Two people in Anne Arundel County were detained on Oct. 7 after allegedly stealing a school bus. The school bus was reportedly taken from a parking lot in Crownsville around 5:30 a.m., and it was located in Davidsonville shortly before 9 a.m. by a police aviation unit. The bus was unoccupied when it was allegedly stolen.

What Maryland law has to say about identity theft

Thanks to our smartphones, tablets, laptops and seemingly endless wireless Internet access we are now more "connected" than ever. This, of course, means that most people now do everything from their banking and shopping to refilling their prescriptions and making appointments over the web.

2 men accused of stealing clothes from shopping center

On Sept. 29, two men were accused of stealing over $400 worth of clothing from a shopping center in Maryland. The incident took place in Waldorf when Charles County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report about suspected criminal activities going on behind a shopping center on Crain Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m.

It's important to act decisively when facing prescription drug charges

By now, most people are aware that prescription drug abuse has become a major health concern both here in Maryland and across the U.S. However, they may not fully grasp just how much on an issue it has really become over the last few years.

DUI charges for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

According to media reports, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was detained on charges of drunk driving on Sept. 30 in Maryland. Sources say that he later released a statement that same day to apologize for his actions and that he understood the severity of the offense.

The importance of looking after your assets during divorce -- II

Last week, our blog discussed how even though a person might want to resolve their divorce as soon as possible in order to get started on the next chapter of their life, it is nevertheless important for them to remain vigilant during the course of settlement negotiations.

Olympic great arrested on DUI charges in Maryland

Most people know Maryland-native Michael Phelps for his record-setting achievements at the Olympics and his headline making achievements in the water. Unfortunately, the swimmer, who has 18 gold medals to his name, made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week when he was arrested for driving under the influence.

The importance of looking after your assets during divorce

Once a person arrives at the understandably difficult decision to pursue a divorce, they often want the matter to proceed as smoothly and as quickly as possible so that they can start of a new chapter of their life. While this is understandable, it's important that they don't lose sight of rather important issues during the course of settlement negotiations.

Woman held in Maryland on open Pennsylvania warrant

Police in Maryland took a 43-year-old woman into custody on Sept. 23 after receiving a report that a burglary was taking place in the Cecil County town of Elkton. Responding officers found a woman inside the residence concerned, but she told them that the home belonged to her parents. The woman was not charged with burglary, but she was taken into custody after a records check discovered an outstanding Pennsylvania warrant relating to the theft of a credit card.

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