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Defending Against Armed Robbery Charges

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve been charged with armed robbery, your life could change forever.  That’s because you’re looking at a possible felony conviction, which means serious time behind bars if you’re found guilty.  This is no time to leave your fate to chance:  you need an experienced La Plata & Waldorf criminal defense lawyer fighting on… Read More »

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Legal Recourse For Injuries—From Dog Bites To Deck Collapses

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a 6 x 6 section of a deck collapsed, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department was quick to the rescue.  Eight people were hospitalized, including a toddler. It was the kind of thing no one expects, but that leaves the wounded with physical, mental, and emotional repercussions that could last a lifetime.  What… Read More »

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Were You Injured On A Stairway?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve fallen on a stairway, you’re not alone.  Millions of Americans every year make the trip to an emergency room every year to get treatment for injuries sustained due to stairway falls.  If your fall was the result of negligent stairway maintenance, it may be worth your time to contact an experienced La… Read More »

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Are Eyewitnesses All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Let’s say you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime.  The prosecution is pretty confident they’ve got the case all locked up.  After all, they have eyewitness testimony from a very upstanding member of the community. Should you be nervous?  Not necessarily.  Without question, criminal charges of all kinds should raise concern.  But the… Read More »

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Are You Suffering From A Preventable Back Injury?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The number two reason that people miss work in America?  Back injuries!  Only the common cold keeps more workers at home.  Why are back injuries such a serious problem in our country?  One wonders if perhaps simple interventions in the workplace could mitigate these injuries.  If you believe your employer’s negligence is the root… Read More »

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La Plata & Waldorf Vehicle Theft Defense

By Hammad S. Matin |

Across the state of Maryland, over 12,000 vehicles are stolen every year.  In Baltimore, the rate of theft is three times that of the rest of the state. If you have been accused of vehicle theft, keep mum and call your attorney right away.  You’re looking at significant penalties if found guilty, but the… Read More »

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The Costs Of Racial Profiling

By Hammad S. Matin |

Racial profiling is real.  Study after study tells us that people of color experience more stops while driving and more frisks in all situations than do their white counterparts.  While many law enforcement agencies recognize the problems associated with racial profiling, data indicate that the occurrences of racial profiling are rising, not declining.  If… Read More »

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Marijuana Laws In Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Despite the hopes of many Marylanders, legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana failed once again in the 2021 legislative session. That being said, the medical marijuana business is booming, with nearly $500,000 in sales annually.  For those lacking a medical justification for using marijuana, the penalties can be surprisingly steep, and definitely life… Read More »

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Accused Of A Crime? Know Your Rights

By Hammad S. Matin |

What could be more terrifying than being charged with a crime?  As you are cuffed and driven to the county jail, thoughts of years behind bars and the loss of freedom, family, and job overwhelm.  Nevertheless, whatever charges you may be facing, you need to know that you have very clear, Constitutionally guaranteed rights…. Read More »

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Hazards Abound In Construction Zones

By Hammad S. Matin |

There are a lot of moving parts in a construction zone, requiring workers to be aware of potential hazards at all times.  Unfortunately, injuries and deaths are on the rise across the industry.  If you have been the victim of a serious construction site accident, it could be beneficial to contact a local personal… Read More »

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