Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act is Passed, Allowing Maryland Prosecutors to Drudge Up Defendants’ Pasts

Posted on: April 26, 2018
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Earlier this month, Maryland General Assembly a bill that allows prosecutors to drudge up the past of accused sex offenders and use it as evidence against them during trial. The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act would enable prosecutors to take “sexually assaultive behavior” and submit it to the court 90 days prior to trial. Although [Read More]

Will Reducing Maryland’s Legal BAC Limit Reduce DUI Fatalities?

Posted on: March 29, 2018
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For many years, the nation’s legal blood alcohol content limit, or BAC, has been 0.08%. Some states, including Maryland, have lowered the BAC for driving while impaired (DWI) charges. In Maryland, the BAC needed for a DWI is 0.07%. However, can an even lower legal BAC reduce DUI fatalities? Maryland’s DUI Statistics According to the [Read More]

Double Penalties May Be a Reality for DWI Offenders Driving with a Child Passenger

Posted on: February 28, 2018
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Wednesday, February 14th, Frederick County delegate Barrie Cilberti introduced a bill to the House Judiciary Committee that if passed, would increase the penalty for defendants convicted of driving while impaired while transporting a minor to double the current fines. The Stats Kurt Erickson, president and CEO of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, stated that “someone in [Read More]

Marijuana Offense Expungement Waiting Period Reduced

Posted on: January 29, 2018
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2017 brought some significant changes to Maryland in regards to marijuana laws. After four years of controversy over a previously signed medical marijuana bill, the first dispensary opened on Friday, December 1st. Prior to this, the state saw some changes in the way marijuana offenses can be expunged. SB 949 On October 1st, SB 949 [Read More]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Puts Marijuana At the Top of the List for Federal Drug Enforcement Priorities

Posted on: January 20, 2018
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Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator, revoked guidelines that the Obama administration had put into place that withdrew marijuana from the list of drugs that were considered a priority for federal drug enforcement. This new move stands to create a number of significant changes in state laws, particularly for the [Read More]

Criminal Who Caused 3 Strikes Gets 3rd Strike

Posted on: December 20, 2017
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