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Category Archives: Violent Crimes

Maryland may toughen laws against repeat offenders

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If the governor of Maryland has his way, the state is about to get a lot tougher on repeat offenders. The proposed changes, which are to be presented next year, are being referred to as “truth-in-sentencing” legislation. The governor feels that a large part of the problem with Baltimore’s escalating violent crime rate is… Read More »

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Make careful plans about your defense strategy

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

We recently discussed how Maryland might see some tougher laws for repeat offenders soon. This is something that many people might question, but when it comes to violent crimes, people might be more willing for it to happen. We understand that you might need to think about the charges you are facing to determine… Read More »

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Understand what a robbery is and how it differs from burglary

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Some people use the terms robbery and burglary interchangeably; however, this is incorrect. There are a few differences between the elements of these charges that can have a profound impact on the case. If you are facing one of these charges, you should understand a few basic things. First, robbery charges usually involve a… Read More »

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Michigan man’s criminal history leads to life sentence

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Your past can definitely haunt your present when you’re standing in a court room in front of a judge, asking for leniency after being convicted of a crime. That’s the unfortunate reality for a young Gen Burnie man who was recently convicted of the first-degree murder of another man whom he shot in the… Read More »

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Think about the defenses you might use for a violent crime charge

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

All violent crimes must be defended against with a serious defense that is personalized to the case. You can’t walk into a courtroom to fight a rape charge without having a strategy in place. We can help you find the strategies that might work for your case. One thing that some people fail to… Read More »

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Battered spouses and violent acts of self-defense

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A one-time battered Michigan housewife, whose marriage ended in a violent act of self-defense that came to redefine how the state of Michigan (and eventually the entire country) viewed acts of sudden violence by battered spouses, has recently died. She was 69. In 1977, the woman set fire to the home she shared with… Read More »

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Is corporal punishment allowed in Maryland?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Is it okay to physically discipline your children in Maryland? It depends. According to state law, physical abuse of a child is defined as any circumstance that either leaves the child’s health and wellbeing actually harmed or puts the child’s health and wellbeing at risk of harm. While that may leave a number of… Read More »

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Understanding Maryland’s assault laws

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many states use assault charges for threatening behavior and battery charges for actual physical harm. However, Maryland does things a bit differently, incorporating both actions under various charges of assault. That makes assault a more serious charge in Maryland than it might be in some other states. Keep these things in mind: 1. Common… Read More »

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Defense matters in assault cases

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Assault charges can lead to very serious penalties for those who are found guilty. There is one point that anyone facing these charges must remember — each person has the right to present a defense against the charges. Your defense is something that you must take very seriously. We understand that you might be… Read More »

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Collateral consequences of convictions are considerable — Part 2

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In a previous blog post, we discussed how your defense strategy is the beginning of fighting against the collateral consequences of being convicted of a crime. Some of these consequences that you will face are set forth by federal and state laws. These can all have a negative impact on the way that you… Read More »

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