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Category Archives: Weapons Crimes

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3 Key Steps to Beating a Weapons Charge in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you’ve been accused of a weapons crime in Maryland, you need aggressive legal help right away. Gun crimes are very serious offenses, and Maryland has some of the strictest and most prohibitive gun laws in the country. Offenders from more lenient states are often shocked to learn that things which would have been… Read More »

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Possession of Guns on Maryland Public School Grounds

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll probably notice school shootings have been in the news almost every day of 2018. In the wake of the most recent mass shooting at a Florida high school, many Americans are concerned about how to move forward and protect people on school grounds. As with most things, however,… Read More »

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Who can’t bring a gun to Maryland? What happens if they do?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Gun laws are becoming increasingly complicated to follow — so if you’re planning on moving to (or even just visiting) a different state while in possession of a gun, make certain that you aren’t violating any laws while you do it. Here are the basics of who can’t own a gun in Maryland: Anyone… Read More »

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Why would it be illegal to buy someone else a gun?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Buying a gun for someone else isn’t just a thoughtful gift — it could be illegal. It all depends on why you’re making the purchase and the laws of your state. In Maryland, for example, the state requires a background check to transfer ownership of a gun even from one private party to another…. Read More »

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Is it possible to suppress evidence in a weapons crime case?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Yes, suppressing particularly damning evidence is definitely a possibility for those named in a weapons crime case. However, you should be aware that it might be difficult and that you will probably need a skilled criminal defense attorney by your side. When it comes to the suppression of evidence, the matter of the defendant’s… Read More »

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Who cannot legally purchase or possess guns in Maryland?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In the interests of ensuring public safety, not everyone is legally allowed to own or possess a firearm in Maryland. The regulation of firearms across the nation falls under the jurisdiction of federal law, which state authorities help to enforce and uphold on the local levels. Without this regulation, it is safe to assume… Read More »

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Federal appeals court hears challenge on assault weapons ban

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In 2013, Maryland passed the Firearms Safety Act. That act banned guns with magazine capacities over 10 rounds and those weapons that had specific cosmetic characteristics that made them appear like “assault” weapons. In February, the ban was said to violate the Second Amendment by the three-judge panel of the federal appeals court. That… Read More »

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Man facing mutlple charges for alleged drugs, weapons violations

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A 23-year-old man was found hiding in a basement by deputies with the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were trying to find another person at that address who had a warrant, but stumbled across this man when searching the basement. A search warrant was obtained by the Anne Arundel county police for the… Read More »

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3 men arrested in separate incidents on gun charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Anne Arundel County Police were busy on Jan. 14. Three men from Glen Burnie, Maryland, were arrested in three separate incidents. The first occurred around 4 p.m. That’s when detectives reportedly saw a 25-year-old man removing several items from the trunk of a car. The items appeared to be rifle cases. Upon contact… Read More »

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Weapons charges include more than only guns

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Weapons laws cover many more weapons that just guns. Knives are also covered by these laws. Maryland’s knife laws are some of the older laws on the books. The types of knives you can carry, in what circumstances, and how you can carry them vary greatly, which makes it difficult for some people to… Read More »

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