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December 2015 Archives

Indictment for man in Upper Marlboro murder

On October 20, 2015, a resident of Upper Marlboro, Maryland was found murdered in her home. The cause of the death was determined to be trauma to the body, according to local authorities, although autopsy results have not been released. The news devastated the community, who thought of the woman as a matriarch for her role in running an informal day care center in her home for neighbors and friends.

Will I Lose My Driver's License After A DUI Charge?

Yes. You will -  unless you act quickly. If you are charged with a DUI in Maryland your driver's license will be confiscated by police and you will be issued a temporary driver's license that is good for 45 days. If you don't request an MVA hearing within 10 days of your arrest, you will lose your driving privileges on day 46.

What are the differences between theft and robbery?

Most Maryland residents know that theft and robbery are serious crimes, and, depending on the situation, both crimes can be prosecuted as felonies in the state. And while both crimes have certain similarities, there are also significant differences between the two. But what are the differences between theft and robbery?

If I'm Pulled Over For DUI, Should I Take The Breath Test?

This is one of the most common questions people have after being pulled over for a DUI. For many, the answer is no. Unless you have only had one drink and are truly below the 0.08 limit, taking the breath test will never end in your favor.

Steps in a Maryland juvenile record expungement - Part 2

Last week's blog looked at the initial steps involved in a juvenile record expungement in Maryland. Those initial steps included the petitioner filing for the expungement, the court then serving the petition to those people and agencies involved in the criminal case and the filing of any objections to the expungement. Here are the remaining steps in this legal process.

Steps in a Maryland juvenile record expungement - Part 1

Expungement is the process of removing a criminal record from being viewed by the public. This process is available to both adults and juveniles who have been convicted of criminal charges. In Maryland, a juvenile criminal record can potentially be expunged if the person involved received a juvenile citation or if a child in need of supervision citation was filed. But there are many steps involved in a juvenile record expungement. So here are the first steps that are involved in the process.

Will I Lose My Security Clearance If I Get A DUI?

A DUI conviction can be life-changing. You could lose your driver's license, be forced to pay heavy fines and even spend time in jail. But for government employees who need security clearance to do their jobs, the consequences may be even more severe.

Maryland man charged with assault with bat on father and son

By nature, felony crimes are very serious and any conviction can lead to serious consequences. One of the most serious felony charges in Maryland, or any other state, is assault. Recently, one Maryland man has found himself charged with two different degrees of assault.

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