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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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Be Careful on Jail Phone Calls

So you are visiting someone in jail. Or perhaps, your friend or family member has been arrested and is now in custody at the local detention center. If this occurs to you, it is likely that you will call them up using the jail phone system.

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What Is a Stet?

"Stet" is a Latin word that means "to stand still." It's usually used in legal contexts to indicate that a judge will not change a court order.

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Mitigating Evidence and Allocution

Being convicted of a crime is no laughing matter. Many crimes carry heavy sentences, some of which you may not want to serve for various personal reasons.

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The Four Pillars of Sentencing

The criminal justice system seeks to protect the public, prevent crime, hold people responsible for breaking the law, support people who suffer from crimes, and enable offenders to return to the community.

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What is Hearsay and Why Does it Matter?

According to the Rules of Evidence, Hearsay is an out-of-court statement offered in order to prove the truth of the matter asserted. So, hearsay is a form of evidence and evidence itself.

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How to Choose an Attorney

After you've been arrested or otherwise charged with a crime, a million thoughts and emotions are usually racing through your mind. You know you need an attorney, but there are just so many to choose from. Which one is the one for you?

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