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Category Archives: Drug Possession

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Maryland Prison Populations Drop, Report Says

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Being accused of a crime is a truly life-changing event. Many movies, TV shows, and even comedy routines make light of incarceration, but to those who’ve faced it, the horror is real. Nothing compares to the fear and anxiety one feels, knowing that they may have to “go away” from their children for possibly… Read More »

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Getting Arrested for Prescription Drugs in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

According to the Huffington Post, roughly 7 out of every 10 Americans take some form of prescription medication on a regular basis. While this may not be surprising, the prevalence of prescription medicines is actually even more widespread than this report sounds. Indeed, more than 50 percent of Americans take 2 or more medications,… Read More »

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Drug Crimes in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The opioid epidemic is getting an outsized amount of national media attention. Politicians highlight the damage it has caused families and communities. Some discuss the wanton peddling of habit-forming drugs from large pharmaceutical companies. Police chiefs talk about the need to get these drugs off of the street. They target doctors who over-subscribe and… Read More »

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Maryland Drug Trafficking

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There is no document and set of principles more essential for protecting the rights of clients than the U.S. Constitution. One area of particular interest is the area of drug trafficking law. That’s because the Constitution provides detailed protections from illegal searches and seizures. For example, the Massachusetts Supreme Court is set to hear… Read More »

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What is intent to distribute?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Maryland residents should learn what circumstances may put them at risk for being accused of intending to distribute a controlled substance versus being charged with possession alone. Even watching or reading news stories, people in Maryland can hear about different types of criminal charges and offenses. However, media reports do not always offer clear… Read More »

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Maryland bill proposes expunging marijuana criminal records

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Bill would apply to people convicted of possession prior to decriminalization In October of last year Maryland decriminalized minor marijuana possession, meaning that people caught with small amounts of the drug faced only a civil penalty and were no longer burdened by a potential criminal record. However, for people who were convicted of possession… Read More »

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New Maryland law aims to decriminalize marijuana

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Up until recently, people convicted for possession of marijuana in Maryland could face strict penalties, including imprisonment of up to one year and/or a fine of up to $1,000, according to the General Assembly of Maryland. The consequences could become even steeper upon subsequent convictions. A new bill signed by Governor O’Malley last April… Read More »

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Finding the balance between help and punishment in drug cases

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Drug possession charges are something that must be handled very seriously. There are some cases in which the person who is facing these charges is addicted to drugs. This presents a difficult conundrum because the court usually focuses on punishing people convicted of crimes, but these addicts might need help to overcome the addiction…. Read More »

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Drug rehabilitation might help a person facing possession charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Recently, we discussed recidivism and how this is an important consideration in the criminal justice system. There is one area in which this might be an issue because of a sickness. When a person is addicted to drugs, they often won’t let anything, including the risk of criminal charges, stop them from getting a… Read More »

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Will Maryland be the next state to legalize recreation marijuana?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Legislation is inching its way forward through the Maryland General Assembly that could make Maryland the next state to allow recreational use of marijuana. Technically, medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2013, but access to the drug has yet to become a reality. Ongoing litigation from companies that were denied growing… Read More »

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