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Tag Archives: Weapons Crimes

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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What should I know about gun purchases in Maryland?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Maryland has some strict laws for some aspects of gun purchase and ownership. Anyone who is considering purchasing a gun should be aware of the gun laws that apply to any purchase because violating these laws can have significant criminal charges that carry hefty penalties. Here are the answers to some common questions about… Read More »

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2 men arrested after 1 allegedly points gun at bar patrons

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It’s really not anything new for drunk individuals to be kicked out of a bar because of their behavior. However, when someone points a gun at a bystander in the parking lot afterwards, that can be considered a crime. That’s allegedly what happened after two men, ages 27 and 25, were kicked out of… Read More »

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