Are the Police Allowed to Search Your Car In Maryland?

Police officers pull over drivers every day. Whether you run a red light, were speeding, or were texting and driving, an officer can pull you over if they have reasonable articulable suspicion. You may feel stressed and anxious after being pulled over by a police officer. These feelings may heighten if you are asked [...]

By |2022-05-24T14:13:56-04:00May 24th, 2022|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, Maryland Law, Traffic Law|0 Comments

First Degree Assault in Maryland

Have you been charged with First Degree Assault in the state of Maryland? Knowing what this charge entails and the possible penalties is very important.  What is First Degree Assault? First-degree assault is a serious criminal offense that is committed when a person causes or attempts to cause a serious physical injury to another person without legal justification. [...]

What You Should Know About Maryland Handgun Laws

Under Md. Code Ann. § 4-203, it is illegal to transport, carry or wear a handgun (concealed or open) without a valid permit. The code also prohibits carrying or transporting a gun on school property, or in a vehicle traveling on a public road, parking lot, waterway, airway, or with the deliberate purpose of [...]

4 DUI Myths Debunked

Have you been charged with a DUI in Maryland? Attorney Raquel Smith is here to debunk the top four DUI myths! I wasn’t read my Miranda rights, my case should be dismissed! Most people who are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence believe this to be true.  Unfortunately, officers do not have [...]

By |2021-12-29T11:19:24-05:00December 28th, 2021|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, DUI Case, Maryland Law, Traffic Law|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Peace and Protective Orders in Maryland

Peace and Protective Orders are civil orders issued by a judge that order one person to refrain from committing certain acts against others. The relationship between the respondent (person alleged to have committed the prohibited act) and the petitioner (person seeking protection) determines the petition to be filed. Protective Orders generally apply to people [...]

How Do I Know I’m Being Arrested?

You’re being arrested when a police officer takes you into custody. An officer takes someone into custody whenever the person is not free to leave. Although many people who are arrested are taken to jail, the arrest often begins much earlier. For example, if a person is stopped on suspicion of robbery and questioned [...]

Maryland Cocaine Possession and Penalties

The Maryland Criminal Code says “a person may not possess or administer to another a controlled dangerous substance, unless obtained directly or by prescription or order from an authorized provider acting in the course of professional practice.” In short, you cannot have controlled substances unless you have a prescription, and you cannot give a [...]

Is It Ok to Have Your Phone/Camera Recording if You Get Pulled Over?

In June of 2020, an outside developer came up with a Siri Shortcut that automatically turns on your iPhone’s video camera, mutes your phone and sends a text message with your location to an emergency contact if you get pulled over. Once you’ve installed it, all you have to say is “Siri, I’m getting [...]

By |2021-05-21T10:31:34-04:00April 27th, 2021|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, Legal Tips Maryland|0 Comments

Attorney Joseph McKenzie Answers All of Your Police Brutality Questions

Attorney Joseph McKenzie answers your questions about police brutality. If you feel you have been a victim of police brutality, contact us today. We're here to help. El abogado Joseph McKenzie responde sus preguntas sobre la brutalidad policial. Si siente que ha sido víctima de brutalidad policial, contáctenos hoy. Estamos aquí para ayudar. [...]

By |2021-05-21T10:31:34-04:00April 26th, 2021|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, Legal Tips Maryland|0 Comments

What Is Police Brutality and Is There a Way of Proving It?

Police brutality is such a broad term. Examples can be as simple as placing handcuffs too tightly on a defendant that is 29 years old or placing handcuffs on a 5-year-old child gently. Both of these actions go against most police department's policies. However, defining police brutality is a case-by-case analysis, most of which [...]

By |2021-05-21T10:31:34-04:00April 23rd, 2021|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, Legal Tips Maryland|0 Comments
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