For Baltimore, 2015 was quite a year. The city was in the news for its record number of homicides and after the unrest that erupted in April after the death of Freddie Gray, quite a lot of attention has been paid to Charm City. Despite the publicity and the upsurge of homicides, taking a month-over-month view of crime in Baltimore shows that overall crime was actually lower in 2015 than in the year before. Learn more in today’s blog.
While the coveted 15 growing licenses issued by the state of Maryland have not yet been assigned, companies vying for the opportunity to grow marijuana in Maryland are already trying to hedge their bets by forming research partnerships with local universities and incentivizing the communities they will be located in. Though state officials insist that these partnerships will have no bearing on which organizations are ultimately given the licenses, the relationships are seen as a way to promote community engagement and offer a sense of commitment to Maryland’s economy and well-being. Learn more about this interesting development in Maryland’s medical marijuana journey in today’s blog.
While a misdemeanor may sound like a minor problem, the long-term consequences of having one on your record can be extremely limiting. If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, it is important to work with an experienced criminal lawyer who can help minimize or completely avoid a charge. However, if you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it is important to know what impact it could have on your life. Learn all you need to know in today’s blog.
These days there’s an app for just about anything: You can order groceries from your phone, buy movie tickets, and now, thanks to a new app developed by the Maryland Maryland Transportation Authority, you can gain information to help you avoid a DUI. While it’s up to each driver to make responsible decisions, the app ENDUI can help let you know when you’ve had too much and how long you should wait before getting behind the wheel. Learn more about ENDUI, how it works, and how it can help prevent a life-changing accident in today’s blog.
Maryland’s medical marijuana program is already booming before it’s even begun, with more than 1000 applications being received for a total of just over 150 licenses. The vast majority of applicants are seeking one of the states 94 dispensary licenses and while approval was expected by early January, officials are now expecting the process to be delayed due to the large number of applications that must now be reviewed. Learn all about the state of medical marijuana in today’s blog.
When facing a DUI charge, many people are preoccupied with thoughts of whether they will face jail time after their criminal trial and what fines that they will incur. Unfortunately, these are not the only concerns that drivers should be worrying about when they are facing a DUI. During your MVA administrative hearing, the judge will decide whether you should be allowed to drive and, if so, under what restrictions. Learn more about the possible administrative penalties that you may face after a DUI in today’s blog.
Since the state of Maryland officially announced that it would legalize medical marijuana and allow facilities to begin growing and selling the drug in 2016, the issue has been a hot-button topic around the state. Those interested in opening growing, processing, and dispensing facilities were required to submit their applications to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission by Friday, November 6th. Learn more about the state of medical marijuana in Maryland in today’s blog.
Reckless endangerment is a broadly defined term that can be applied to a wide range of situations, often at the discretion of the police officer who files your accident report. Essentially, reckless endangerment encompasses any action that places another person at risk of serious injury or death. Learn more about situations where reckless endangerment charges are often brought forth and how you can fight this charge from your Maryland DUI lawyer in today’s blog.
When you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, it is important to protect yourself and your legal case by avoiding self-incrimination. The experience of being pulled over is already overwhelming enough and in most cases the police officer probably won’t let you know of your rights so it is incredibly important to be aware of what you should do before any problems arise. Here are 3 things you should not do after you have been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.
Experiencing one DUI is bad but the rules become significantly harsher for second offenders. While outcomes depend on your specific situation, in today’s blog your Baltimore criminal lawyer explains some of the consequences of a second offense DUI.