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Man sentenced for shooting 3 men with birdshot

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

On Oct. 17, a 20-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting three men with birdshot. The man’s sentence was originally 53 years in prison, but 25 years of the sentence was suspended. After he is released from prison, the man will spend five years on probation. Following the sentencing… Read More »

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Missing school bus found with severe damage

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two people have been charged with theft and attempted arson, among other charges, after a Maryland school bus was stolen and vandalized. The incident happened on Oct. 7 in Anne Arundel County. A bus belonging to Anne Arundel County Public Schools was first noticed missing from a bus yard at 5:30 a.m. Workers at… Read More »

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2 men accused of stealing clothes from shopping center

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

On Sept. 29, two men were accused of stealing over $400 worth of clothing from a shopping center in Maryland. The incident took place in Waldorf when Charles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about suspected criminal activities going on behind a shopping center on Crain Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m. Officers who… Read More »

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DUI charges for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

According to media reports, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was detained on charges of drunk driving on Sept. 30 in Maryland. Sources say that he later released a statement that same day to apologize for his actions and that he understood the severity of the offense. The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m. The Maryland… Read More »

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How is ‘theft’ defined under Maryland law?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you face theft charges in Maryland, the penalties can range from very minor to serious, depending on various factors. The courts will consider the value of the property that you allegedly stole, and penalties will increase as property value rises. Misdemeanors and felonies are categorized accordingly. The courts often label thefts as crimes… Read More »

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How are traffic violations in Maryland prosecuted?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When a person is convicted of a traffic violation in Maryland, points are assessed to his or her driver’s license. The number of points that is placed on a license is based on the charge that was levied during the traffic stop, and in cases where a person allegedly committed more than one violation,… Read More »

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Understanding state laws regarding vehicle insurance

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In the state of Maryland, all drivers must carry insurance with certain coverage minimums. Failure to comply with these rules could lead to fines and other penalties, including the inability to register a vehicle. The insurance provider must be licensed to provide coverage within the state. The coverage must provide, at a minimum, $30,000… Read More »

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Indictment for woman accused of striking cyclists

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Authorities in Maryland have reported that a 54-year-old woman is facing 11 charges stemming from an accident in June 2014 that left two cyclists injured. Police say that the woman’s blood alcohol level was nearly double the .08 percent legal limit at the time of the crash. In addition to drunk driving charges, the… Read More »

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3 accused of jewelry theft

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Three people have been detained and charged in relation to a Maryland jewelry store theft that occurred earlier this year. The three were allegedly involved in stealing approximately $25,000 worth of jewelry from the Lutherville store in the May 13 robbery. According to investigators, a fourth person who may have been involved in the… Read More »

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Anne Arundel cops collar alleged burglar with drugs

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Anne Arundel County Police have taken a Maryland man into custody on charges stemming from his alleged burglary of a neighbor’s home and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. On July 1, police responded to a home in Severn in the 1800 block of Alderney Court to investigate a burglary that had allegedly taken place… Read More »

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