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Can the public see protective order case records in Maryland?

Being accused of domestic violence in Maryland can be very damaging to a person's reputation, even if such accusations are not true. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion often jumps to conclusions, assuming that a person against who a protective order was sought must have done something harmful to another person. This may make a person who is facing having a protective order issued against them wonder if it is possible to limit the access others have to their case record.

Understanding cocaine sale punishment may help your defense

Having criminal allegations leveled against you may feel like the world has it out for you. Though some people may immediately consider you guilty of the charges, the legal system maintains your innocence until proven otherwise. Many extenuating circumstances may have led to your facing serious criminal charges, and no matter how you landed in this situation, understanding various aspects of your case can help you better decide how to move forward.

Maryland woman found not guilty of child sexual abuse

When a person cares for a child, they usually do their best to see that the child is healthy and happy. Unfortunately, there are times when a person in Maryland is accused of crimes involving the children in their care. This can be a very serious situation, especially if the accused is facing charges of child sexual abuse. However, it is important to remember that every person is innocent until proven guilty. In fact, recently a 48-year-old Fredrick woman charged with sexually abusing two girls has been found not guilty.

Several bills in Maryland could significantly change rape laws

Certain rape cases have received a lot of national attention lately, particularly when they involve defendants who, in the court of public opinion, were not penalized thoroughly enough. However unfair this perception of those accused of rape may be, it has not escaped the attention of legislators who are doubling down on rape laws in Maryland.

In Maryland, minors and alcohol do not mix

The state of Maryland takes a strong stance against underage drinking and alcohol-related crimes for minors. The penalties that can follow a conviction can be life-altering and affect multiple areas of a person's life, even if he or she is young and this is a first offense.

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