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Immigrant Criminal Defense

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When an undocumented immigrant is arrested, it generally means double punishment. First, the person will likely be charged and presented with the potential for criminal indictment in the United States. Second, the federal government may move for forcible removal from the country. Because an undocumented immigrant is not a U.S. citizen, many of the… Read More »

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What is Fruit of the Poisonous Tree?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A term stolen right out of Genesis, the Poisonous Tree doctrine is a legal theory created by the U.S. Supreme Court in response to police abuses years ago. In general, if the police break the rules badly enough, they should not get to benefit from their own Constitutional violations. At The Law Offices of… Read More »

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Can the Police Search My Home Without My Consent?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For everyone ever arrested and charged with a crime based on evidence discovered in a home raid, this question will ring true. But the answer is not as simple as a clear yes or no. It ultimately depends on a few very specific qualifying facts. At The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A.,… Read More »

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75 Percent of Those With Drug and Alcohol Dependency Problems Have Committed Violence, Report Says

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

According to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, over 75% of individuals who enter drug treatment facilities report performing some sort of violent acts. Violence can include a very wide range of conduct, but in general it includes things like muggings, robberies, assaults, and even the use of weapons. At the Law Offices of… Read More »

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Do Polygraph Exams Actually Work?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

This common question has been around as long as the lie detector itself. After all, there is a certain mystique about any device that can claim to read the human mind and give us an unbiased glimpse into another’s thoughts. But does it really do what we think it does? If you watch enough… Read More »

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4 Ways to Beat a Traffic Ticket in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Think you have to pay that traffic ticket? Think again. There are a number of situations where you may be better off NOT paying your traffic ticket. It’s all about weighing the financial and long-term consequences of a traffic citation in Maryland. The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. helps people throughout Glen… Read More »

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3 Things You Should Do if Pulled Over by the Police

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Face it, everyone gets pulled over by the cops at some point in their life. It’s just part of life. Maybe you were going a bit too fast, or perhaps you forgot to use a signal before making a turn. Whatever it is, interactions with the police do not need to be complicated. However,… Read More »

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Race Relations and Police Confrontations in Baltimore

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Over the past few years, race relations have reached a tipping point in some regions of the country. Baltimore remains one of the more embattled cities in the U.S. As CNN reports, a 2015 evaluation based on a year-long monitoring project, the Department of Justice found that African-Americans were stopped and arrested at a… Read More »

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How to Respond to a Protective Order

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

So, you’ve been served with a protective order in Anne Arundel, Howard, or Baltimore County, and you are worried about what to do next. Do you call the person who took out the protective order and try to explain yourself? Maybe you read the order and feel you can adequately defend yourself at the… Read More »

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5 Misdemeanors That Will End Your Military or Emergency Services Career

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

We tend to think of our firefighters, police, paramedics, and military service members as heroes – and rightfully so. They truly put their lives on the line daily just by going to work. However, we also tend to forget that these everyday heroes are still human. They make mistakes just like anyone else. But… Read More »

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