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November 2014 Archives

What Maryland law has to say about clearing your criminal record

The unfortunate reality is that when a person has any sort of run-in with the law that results in either an arrest or citation, there's a very good chance that it will end up on their permanent criminal record.

AG: Sentences of four remaining death row inmates should be vacated

History was made here in the state of Maryland back in 2013 when state lawmakers voted to abolish the death penalty, meaning that the maximum sentence that can now be handed down in the criminal courts is life without the possibility of parole.

Don't discount the severity of marijuana-related crimes

People here in Maryland are still talking about the state's new law concerning marijuana decriminalization nearly two months after it officially went into effect. This makes sense given how the issue of marijuana legalization -- for recreational and medicinal purposes -- has been dominating national headlines in the wake of the recent elections.

What is the science behind breathalyzer tests? -- II

Last time, we discussed how even though virtually everyone understands that Maryland law enforcement officials use breathalyzer tests to verify their suspicions about impaired driving, most people are nevertheless lacking a firm idea about the science behind the device.

What is the science behind breathalyzer tests?

Most of us have a good understanding of the various tools that law enforcement in Maryland has at its disposal to combat drunk driving. For instance, we know that officials rely on sobriety checkpoints and enhanced patrols to try to catch people in the act, and use both field sobriety tests and, of course, breathalyzer tests to verify their suspicions about impaired driving.

Maryland sees spike in the number of heroin, fentanyl overdoses

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a rather alarming set of figures last Friday outlining how the number of fatal overdoses attributable to alcohol and drugs in the state hit 528 during the first six months of the year, a 33 percent increase from the same time last year.

A closer look at Maryland's juvenile justice system - II

Last time, we began providing some basic background information about Maryland's juvenile court system in order to provide young people facing criminal charges and their parents will have a better idea of what to expect. In today's post, we'll continue to explore this important topic.

A closer look at Maryland's juvenile justice system

Last week, our blog discussed how juvenile crime -- including offenses like robbery, assault and theft -- has recently become more of a problem on the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro cars, MARC trains, light rail and buses.

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