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SCOTUS: Traffic stops based on officer mistakes are permissible

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Do law enforcement officials violate the Fourth Amendment rights of motorists when they initiate a traffic stop based on a misunderstanding of vehicle traffic laws and uncover evidence of criminal activity during a subsequent search of the car they mistakenly pulled over? That was precisely the issue before the Supreme Court of the United… Read More »

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21 life sentences commuted for nonviolent offenders

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Office of the President carries with it a great amount of power. One of the powers that the individual elected into this position has is the power to grant clemency, to commute the sentences of individuals that have been convicted of a criminal offense. It is not a command that is given often. In… Read More »

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Murder trial in jury deliberations, Baltimore residence is key

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A murder trial is underway in which a jury will decide the fate of a 36-year-old man. The trial is in Sullivan County in Tennessee. The double murder took place in Kingsport. The accused man claims he was in Baltimore at the time of the murders. The man’s fate is currently in the jury’s… Read More »

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Change in drug sentencing helps out Maryland inmates

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Back in 1980’s, a basketball star for the University of Maryland died of a crack overdose. Sources suspect that that high-profile death of a promising young athlete prompted a large movement regarding drug laws and sentencing. That movement, however, has supposedly met its end. The Baltimore Sun reports that lawmakers decided last year to… Read More »

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Sentencing guideline revision means early release for some offenders

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Last Tuesday, around 1,800 inmates convicted of crack offenses became eligible for early release because of changes in federal sentencing guidelines. The guidelines, which had been in place since the 1980s, were revised last August and made retroactive by the U.S. Sentencing Commission over the summer. The goal of the revision was to achieve… Read More »

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Supreme Court to decide legal limits of GPS use on suspects’ cars

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Several years ago, a Maryland man had his vehicle parked in a Maryland parking lot. News sources don’t indicate where the man was at the time when his car was parked, but think about when you usually park your car. You probably pull into the lot, stow away anything that might be valuable, get out,… Read More »

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Drug and firearms charges brought against Maryland men

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Drug charges usually follow an extensive and long-term investigation by several different law enforcement officials. Typically, these agencies will build a case with evidence they have compiled through joint efforts over a long period of time. In such cases, it may appear that they have a strong case to prosecute people that they have… Read More »

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Maryland debates making ‘bath salts’ illegal drug

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When you hear the term “bath salts,” you probably think of a spa product and a nice warm tub. As we should have all learned by now, however, the world is not such a simple and innocent place, and even “bath salts” now might not be what they seem. “Bath salts” have recently become… Read More »

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Cruise Ship Employees Arrested in Baltimore for Drug Charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Last week, federal authorities made several arrests after a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Baltimore. According to sources, the Enchantment of the Seas was serving as a drug carrier of the seas. Several of the ship’s employees were arrested due to their alleged connection to an estimated $100,000 worth of illegal drugs that… Read More »

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