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$5,326 worth of marijuana allegedly found on Glen Burnie man

Police are required to have probable cause to stop a vehicle. If it is found that no probable cause existed, it is possible for a person arrested during that traffic stop to find that his or her charges are dismissed. An attorney can provide information on whether an officer's probable cause will stand up in court.

What are the penalties for drug trafficking in Maryland?

It is no secret that facing drug charges in Maryland means that you are facing some very serious penalties. Drug trafficking is one of the most serious drug charges that you can face in this state. There are some important points that those who are facing drug charges in Maryland should be aware of as they make their way through the criminal justice system.

Will I lose benefits if I divorce my military spouse?

Going through a divorce of any sort is rather difficult. If you are the spouse of a military member, going through a military divorce can put you in a precarious position because you are likely going to lose a lot of the benefits that you have relied on a military spouse. It is vital that you understand how your benefits will change before you are divorced.

Retirement division in military divorces is complex

Military divorces have some special considerations that everyone who is in the military or retired from the military should know about. These special considerations are due to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, which sets forth a variety of conditions that must be met if a former spouse is going to claim some of the retirement pay of the military service member. We understand that you might have some questions about whether retirement pay will come into question. We are here to help you find answers.

Sentences handed down in armed robbery case

On May 19 in Glen Burnie, a Popeye's restaurant was reportedly robbed by two 17-year-old boys, one 18-year-old man and one 19-year-old man. The next day, a Pizza Boli's in Annapolis was also robbed, reportedly by the same four people. The 19-year-old recently pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to two counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence and two counts of armed robbery.

Coping with the emotions of the holiday season during adoptions

The holidays are a difficult time for many people. If you are waiting to adopt a child, the emptiness in your heart might be something that almost overtakes your holiday season. While we can't take that feeling away, we can help you to ensure that you are doing everything possible for you to adopt a child when the time comes.

Welcome an adopted child's birth family into holiday festivities

The holidays are time when families come together. If your family includes an adopted child who was adopted through an open adoption, your holiday festivities might include your child's birth family. While that can make for an awkward time for some families, giving your family time to prepare can help to reduce the awkwardness of the situation.

Man sentenced to 7 years in prison in crack cocaine case

A man has been sentenced to over seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. When the man's prison sentence has been served, he will also have four years on probation.

Don't make the mistake of putting your life in danger

The holidays are supposed to be a time when families come together for jovial gatherings. Sadly, many people find that they are dealing with domestic violence during the holiday season. Some of these people might try to put a smile on their face to make it seem like everything at home is fine. That can prove to be a fatal mistake. If you are the victim of domestic violence, we can help you learn about your options to get a protective order to help you remain safe.

What should I know about gun purchases in Maryland?

Maryland has some strict laws for some aspects of gun purchase and ownership. Anyone who is considering purchasing a gun should be aware of the gun laws that apply to any purchase because violating these laws can have significant criminal charges that carry hefty penalties. Here are the answers to some common questions about gun purchases in Maryland:

Cases involving prescription drugs require firm representation

In a recnt blog post, we discussed how drug addiction can lead to criminal prescription drug charges. Sadly, being put through the criminal justice system often does very little for people who are addicted to prescription drugs. We know that many people who are facing criminal charges for prescription drugs don't need anything but help to overcome the addiction.

Prescription drug abuse can lead to criminal charges

Prescription drug violations are often the result of someone who has a drug addiction trying to keep up with his or her habit. Prescription drug misuse is a huge problem in this country. In fact, around 20 percent of the population of the United States has used prescription medications for nonmedical use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 48 million people who are 12 years old and older use prescription drugs in that manner.

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