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Charged as an Adult in Maryland: Children in the Criminal Justice System

Accessory After the Fact: Definitions and Potential Consequences

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips for Marylanders

Alternative Sentencing for Drug Offenders in Maryland

What’s the Difference Between Bond and Bail?

What is a Maryland Protective Order? An Overview

Domestic Violence Vs. Assault in Maryland: What You Need to Know

What is a Maryland Peace Order? An Overview

The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary Charges and Penalties

What is the Stet docket in Maryland?

Charged as an Adult in Maryland: Children in the Criminal Justice System

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense,Maryland Juvenile Defense
February 22, 2021

One of our attorneys and criminal defense specialist, Luke Woods, provides insight into a number of frequently asked questions surrounding children and criminal charges in Maryland. “My child’s been charged as an adult, what does that mean?” It means that your child (under the age of 18) was charged with a criminal offense and is […]

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Accessory After the Fact: Definitions and Potential Consequences

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
January 12, 2021

Being an accessory to a crime in Maryland, specifically for felonies, can entail significant penalties, ranging from imprisonment to fines. It is important to note that Maryland criminal law entails considerable grey areas in terms of sentencing for such cases. Given this fact and its implications for individuals facing criminal charges, we wished to provide […]

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Holiday Crime Prevention Tips for Marylanders

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
January 12, 2021

The winter holiday season for many Maryland residents is a time for celebrating with friends and family, gift giving, and travel. While this year’s pandemic may alter some people’s plans for the holidays this year, being smart about keeping yourself, your family, and your property safe is important regardless. Common Holiday Season Crimes and Ways […]

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Alternative Sentencing for Drug Offenders in Maryland

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
January 12, 2021

With criminal justice reform being in the spotlight locally and nationally, particularly around drug-related charges, it felt like an appropriate time to address a feature of Maryland’s justice system: alternative sentencing. Alternative sentencing encompasses different methods of punishing individuals found guilty of drug crimes that do not entail jail time. The post that follows provides […]

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What’s the Difference Between Bond and Bail?

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
January 12, 2021

Outside of the legal system, the words “bail” and “bond” often get used interchangeably when referring to someone getting out of jail prior to appearing in court. These terms, however, do possess important differences worth noting, which will be examined in greater detail below. Finally, we will look at key bail reforms in Maryland enacted […]

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What is a Maryland Protective Order? An Overview

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense,Maryland Family Law
October 19, 2020

As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we wanted to focus attention on one of the legal protections offered to victims in Maryland: a protective order. The topic is also relevant given the current pandemic and the resultant uptick in domestic abuse cases nationally. According to a July 6, 2020 post from Johns Hopkins […]

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Domestic Violence Vs. Assault in Maryland: What You Need to Know

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
October 19, 2020

The Maryland legal system offers the same penalties for domestic violence cases involving physical harm and general assault cases. With this in mind, the following post will examine how Maryland courts define assault, what are its penalties, and what differentiates a domestic-related matter. Maryland Assault Classifications and Penalties Maryland defines assault as the unwanted or […]

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What is a Maryland Peace Order? An Overview

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense,Maryland Family Law
September 25, 2020

With the increase in domestic violence and other forms of unwanted aggressive behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fitting to discuss peace orders. In Maryland, these court actions encompass a variety of legal protections offered to individuals facing issues with another person, such as a stranger, a neighbor, or someone else. Depending on the […]

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The Difference Between Theft, Robbery and Burglary Charges and Penalties

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense
August 28, 2020

Criminal acts are charged differently in the legal system and for good reason. The definition of the crime communicates the severity of the offense. Though most people might consider the words theft, robbery, and burglary to be synonymous, they hold very specific meanings in the eyes of the law and within the walls of the […]

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What is the Stet docket in Maryland?

Category: Maryland Criminal Defense,Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI,Maryland Juvenile Defense,Maryland Traffic Tickets
June 23, 2020

A Stet can be a great result for a client’s criminal, DUI/DWI, juvenile, and traffic case.  However, many clients don’t understand what is the Stet docket in Maryland. Being educated on the legal issues in front of you is important. Let’s dive in. First, “Stet” is a Latin term meaning “let it stand.” Generally, a […]

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