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A Criminal Trial: Should You Testify To Defend Yourself?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The question of whether a defendant should take the stand in a criminal case is a tricky one.  On the one hand, testifying gives the defendant an opportunity to interact with the jury to a certain extent—to make a connection.  On the other hand, it is entirely possible that a skilled prosecutor makes a… Read More »

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Wrongful Death: Getting Justice In Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a baby died in the daycare due to unsafe sleeping conditions, his mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit.  When a woman was killed by police, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.  When a child fell to her death on an amusement park ride, her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. When a… Read More »

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Have You Been Charged With Criminal Organization Activity?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Gang activity is rampant in Maryland, making it a priority for law enforcement and prosecutors alike.  If you have been charged with criminal activities as part of a gang, you can expect the full weight of the prosecutor’s office to land on you.  That’s why having just any defense attorney is not going to… Read More »

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When Surgeons Leave Unwanted Gifts In Your Body

By Hammad S. Matin |

While it’s difficult to imagine, thousands of surgery patients suffer months—even years of distress—because a retained foreign body is inadvertently left behind due to medical personnel errors.  When items such as clamps, forceps, sponges and other items are left behind after an operation, there can be  severe repercussions, and even death.  If your or… Read More »

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What Happens In The Interrogation Room? Don’t Expect Honesty

By Hammad S. Matin |

What is more intimidating than being locked in an interrogation room at the police department?  If things have gone well, you’ve been Mirandized and have suffered no abuse at the hands of officers.  You know you have the right to remain silent now, but you’re under a lot of pressure to tell what you… Read More »

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Intersections Are Dangerous Places

By Hammad S. Matin |

Some of the footage is astounding:  cars crumple and grind, tires squeal.  And, in the most heinous cases, people are injured or killed.  Traffic cams record ghastly crashes, along with plenty of near misses involving multiple vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists in Maryland. If you or a loved one are injured in a serious accident… Read More »

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Do Those Accused Of Atrocious Crimes Deserve A Vigorous Defense?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Why in the world would anyone choose to defend individuals who are charged with vicious and evil crimes?  No one argues that a defense is understandable when the charge is non-violent, like maybe shoplifting, credit card fraud, or running a Ponzi scheme.  Yes, those crimes are bad and have the potential to hurt innocents,… Read More »

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Head-On Crash In La Plata Kills Two

By Hammad S. Matin |

As Cynthia Froelich drove along Route 6 in La Plata one afternoon, she couldn’t have imagined that another driver would careen toward her in the wrong lane; but that is exactly what happened. The event ended in tragedy: both Froelich and the freewheeling wrong-way driver were killed. Facts About Wrong Way Driving  Just about… Read More »

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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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