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What are the penalties for some violent crimes in Maryland?

Facing criminal charges for violent crimes is something that should be taken very seriously. The sentencing guidelines for violent crimes in Maryland are harsh. Defendants who are facing these types of charges should understand the possible penalties since doing so can help them to make choices regarding their defense as they move through the criminal justice process.

How can I protect my pet from domestic violence?

Researchers who have studied the correlation between domestic violence and the abuse of family pets have learned a lot in the past two decades. Below are some facts about the two and a proposed safety plan for victims of domestic violence to protect their pets.

Field sobriety test results might be inaccurate

In our previous blog post, we discussed how field sobriety tests aren't always accurate. Despite that fact, these tests are often used to put people behind bars. We know that you don't want to get arrested and convicted based on an inaccurate test. We can work to investigate your case so that you can learn about your options for defense.

Standardized field sobriety tests aren't always accurate

The sight of flashing lights behind you when you are driving is a sight that almost no driver wants to see. If you have been drinking, the dread might be considerable. If you have been drinking, it is vital that you understand some of the things that might happen. One of those is that you might be asked to do a standardized field sobriety test.

5-year sentence for man who carjacked woman in labor

It looks like a 25-year-old Glen Burnie man will spend the next five years in prison. A federal judge handed down the sentence after the man was convicted of the armed carjacking of a couple who were on their way to the hospital because he woman was in labor.

Prescription drug violation charges require tough representation

When you aren't feeling well, you might decide that you need medication to help you feel better. In some cases, over-the-counter medication might work. When OTC medications don't work, you might decide to turn to something stronger -- prescription medications.

Controlled substances can lead to drug charges

The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 set the precedent for the legal definition of a controlled substance. The substances that are included in the CSA are illegal for people to possess in the United States; however, exceptions are made for people who have valid prescriptions for certain substances. Being caught by police officers when you don't have a valid prescription can land you in legal trouble.

Advice when you're adopting

Adopting a child can be a wonderful experience, but it's also something that most people have no familiarity with when they begin. This advice can help you if you're thinking of adopting in Maryland, and it's also important to familiarize yourself with all of the legal steps that are necessary.

Military divorces require careful consideration

Being in the military is difficult. You have to ensure that you are complying with all military rules, laws and guidelines. Duties like standing watch and similar duties don't make it easy to have a home life. That lack of a home life can sometimes affect your marriage and lead to divorce.

What should I know about a military divorce?

Members of the military who call Maryland home sometimes come to the state married. Some of those military members won't head off to their next duty station with that same marital status. Getting a divorce while you are in the military involves some special considerations, but it isn't necessarily any more complicated to go through once the process is started.

Explore some DUI defense options that might help your case

Facing a drunk driving charge is a difficult journey for many people. In most cases, the top priority when they are arrested is getting out of jail. After that, the top priority becomes developing a defense that might help them get a sentence that isn't too harsh. While there is no guarantee that you won't have penalties in your case, there are possible defense options that might be suitable for your case. Each case is unique, so not all of the defense options will be suitable for every case.

Test result administration methods and results matter for DUIs

In a previous post, we discussed some of the options people who are facing drunk driving charges have when presenting a defense. In some cases, challenging the blood test or Breathalyzer test results will be one of those options. We know that the thought of challenging test results might be a bit of a technical option; however, if there is any doubt about the accuracy of these results, calling them into question might help your defense.

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