Trespassing Charges and Penalties in Maryland

Trespassing is considered a criminal offense in Maryland, and those accused of this violation can face various penalties, depending on the specific circumstances and nature of [...]

Uber/Lyft Accident Personal Injury Cases

Ride-sharing platforms like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we travel. However, with this convenience comes new complexities in the realm of personal injury law. [...]

Suing Your Tenant for Property Damage

Landlords in Maryland have the right to sue their tenants for damages to the property beyond normal wear and tear. This may occur when a tenant [...]

Suing a Tenant for Non-Payment in Maryland

Landlords in Maryland have the right to sue tenants who fail to pay rent. However, before filing a lawsuit, landlords should take steps to communicate with [...]

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Apersonal injury claim is a legal dispute that arises when one person (the plaintiff) suffers harm or injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of [...]

Stalking Charges in Maryland

In Maryland, stalking is defined as a course of conduct that causes the victim to fear for their safety or the safety of a family member. [...]

Solicitation of a Prostitute

Have you been charged with solicitation of a prostitute? To understand this charge it’s important to understand how the terms in the statutes are defined. Despite [...]

Child Abuse Charges in Maryland

Maryland law defines child abuse as any physical or mental injury or sexual abuse to a child under the age of 18 by a parent, guardian, [...]

Police Brutality Lawyers

On January 7, 2023 in Memphis Tennessee while conducting a “traffic stop” police officers tased, pepper sprayed and brutally beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. He died three [...]

Child Abuse Charges in Maryland

Child abuse is a misdemeanor crime in Maryland. The law prohibits parents, family members, and other adults in the home who have care or responsibility for [...]

Motor Vehicle Theft in Maryland

Maryland prosecutors can press motor vehicle theft charges when they allege a defendant takes a vehicle away from the lawful owner without their permission. Of course, Maryland [...]

Maryland Child Pornography Charges

Although all criminal charges are a serious matter-there are very few taken more seriously than possession of child pornography. Those who possess child pornography not only [...]

Maryland Rape Charges

While all sexual offenses in Maryland are violent crimes, rape is the most serious offense in this category. Rape occurs when a perpetrator uses force, or [...]

Joe McKenzie: An Attorney With Heart

I recently had some time to sit down and chat with Attorney Joseph McKenzie and was told about a recent case he dealt with that I [...]

Theft Charges in Maryland

Theft can be described in several forms but one thing it usually involves is willful use, concealment, or abandonment of the property of another without the [...]

Gun Possession in Maryland

The possession and carrying of firearms in Maryland is a seriously regulated issue in the code of public safety. The regulations in Maryland may be very [...]

What is Second Degree Assault in Maryland?

Assault in Maryland is divided into degrees. Second Degree Assault is the actual or attempted offensive touching of another person, without that person’s consent. (Maryland Code, [...]

Prenuptial Agreement in Maryland

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is a written contract where an engaged couple states their rights and responsibilities regarding premarital and marital assets [...]

Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace discrimination is illegal. Both Maryland and the federal government have enacted laws against it. Here’s what you need to know and how to prepare for [...]

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 [...]

Bicycle Accidents in Maryland

Riding a bicycle is not only enjoyable but it’s also sometimes a means of transportation for some Marylanders. Maryland is a bike-friendly state and is striving [...]

Can I Change Attorneys Pre-Trial?

We recently asked our attorney Raquel Smith if a person can change attorneys pre-trial. This is what she had to say.. "Ideally, you should have a [...]

Maryland Custody Laws for Single Parents

Custody laws in Maryland for unmarried couples are somewhat similar to the laws for married couples with children. Either the mother or the father can pursue [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Theft Charges in Maryland

What is considered theft in the state of Maryland? It’s simple. When a person takes an item that belongs to someone else without their permission, it [...]

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Reckless Driving in Maryland

The state of Maryland defines reckless driving as deliberately operating a motor vehicle without regard to safety. This typically includes aggressive driving, negligent driving, eluding the [...]

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 [...]

Do I Have a Dog Bite Case?

Many dogs are well-behaved and pose no actual threat to the physical safety of people. But what happens when your adorable “Fluffy” bites someone? Some people are [...]

Team Member Spotlight: Abiyan Mallory

At the Law Offices of McKenzie and Tehrani we take great pride in taking the time to help others, not only in legal situations but also [...]

Establishing Paternity in Maryland

In Maryland if the mother is married at the time of conception or birth of a child, the law presumes her husband is the child’s legal [...]

What You Should Know About an LGBTQ+ Divorce

Same-sex couples across Maryland have had the freedom to marry since January 1, 2013. Two years later, the landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex [...]

Misconceptions About Divorce

Many clients tell us that they have heard various facts about divorce that turn out to be untrue. Here are some myths clients have believed about [...]

Understanding Peace Orders in Maryland

What is a peace order? It’s a court order that requires another person to stay away and refrain from contacting you. Is it the same as [...]

What Types Of Bail Can The Court Set?

Bail is money or other property that is deposited with the court to ensure that the person accused will return to court when he or she [...]

Defending Against Maryland Firearms Charges

The defense of firearms and illegal weapons charges can be difficult because these offenses—with the exception of possessing criminal instruments—do not involve the issue of criminal [...]

What You Should Know About Campus Crimes

In College Park, Bowie, Baltimore, Towson and other campus communities throughout Maryland, it’s common for students and campus visitors to have run-ins with local law enforcement. Although [...]

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