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Six Things an Attorney Can Do for You After You’ve Been Charged with A Crime

You probably don't want to hear it, but once you've been charged with a serious crime, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney. You might think you'd save money by handling your own case or that the consequences of being convicted aren't dire enough to warrant hiring a lawyer. Either way, you'll be wrong.

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Why Defendants Should Never Negotiate Their Own Plea Deals

When a defendant is charged with a crime, they are given the opportunity to have their case heard by a jury. If possible, defendants should insist on going to trial because plea bargains are typically considered sub-optimal strategies when compared to the normally obtainable outcome in a criminal case.

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What Not to Say if You’re Pulled Over by The Police

When it comes down to it, getting pulled over sucks. But you can make the situation even worse by saying the wrong thing. Police officers have heard all types of excuses in their careers.

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Maryland’s Rules on Self Defense

In 2019, there were 4,737 incidents of violent crime in Baltimore County alone. Of these cases, some of those charged will be guilty, but others may have only been acting in self-defense. Perhaps you were the victim of domestic violence or were under assault from someone else.

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What Does “Affirmative Consent” for Sexual Activity Mean?

When it comes to hookup culture and college life, it’s often difficult to tell when sexual consent has been obtained. At what point have you given consent? Are there times where you have declined, but your partner still continues, and you “consented by not objecting”?

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Why It’s Worth It to Fight a Traffic Ticket

If you’ve been pulled over for speeding or another moving violation, you’re probably wondering if fighting it is worth it in the long run. After all, with so many things to attend, the last thing you want is having to take time out of your day to contest a traffic violation. But here are several reasons it may be worth your while to fight back and dispute a moving violation.

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The Costly Consequences of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

When charged with a crime, you always look for the right attorney to represent you in court. The attorney that will represent you can either make you get reduced sentence and fair trial, or make you lose the case. As you look for an attorney, you need to ensure you get an experienced attorney who will give you the best representation in the courtroom.

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge

According to the statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were 1,810 total arrests for offenses against the family and children in Maryland in 2019.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

According to statistics from the Prison Policy Initiative, there are about 83,000 distinctive jail admissions in Maryland every year. Incarceration remains the most common punishment option for defendants convicted of a crime in the Old Line State.

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What to Do when Child Protective Services Calls You

The Child Protective Services, or CPS, investigates every case they receive. Some of the reports that come to them are false, but they still have the obligation to investigate.

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