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Toxic Chemicals In Maryland Water

By Hammad S. Matin |

94,000 pounds: that’s 47 tons of toxins that were released into Maryland’s watershed areas and rivers by industrial companies. PFAS—polyfluoroalkyl substances—are some of the most dangerous chemicals that have been found in local waterways. Known as forever chemicals—they never degrade when they’re released into the environment and build up over the course of years… Read More »

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When Media Impacts A Trial

By Hammad S. Matin |

From television, magazines, newspapers and radio to other forms of digital media, you can find virtually any information you want.  We all know the public is influenced by the media. It impacts our opinions about fashion, diet, activity, and politics.  While the benefit of this may be argued, there are particular circumstances in which… Read More »

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Dangers With The Brazilian Butt Lift

By Hammad S. Matin |

We all want to look our best, and sometimes go to great lengths to do so.  Some people go so far as to undergo cosmetic surgeries large and small.  In fact, Americans undergo roughly four million such procedures every year. Common Cosmetic Surgeries in the USA  Operations to improve what some believe to be… Read More »

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Confidential Informants: Can They Be Trusted?

By Hammad S. Matin |

We’ve all seen the way Hollywood treats confidential informants.  While in some cases they are regular ol’ citizens doing the right thing on behalf of their communities, just as often they are people with criminal records themselves—even jailhouse snitches—who are working with detectives in order to lessen their own legal peril.  The fact is,… Read More »

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Unlicensed Drivers Threaten Safety

By Hammad S. Matin |

When a commercial dump truck was stolen by an unlicensed driver in Hampstead, it turned into more than a simple stolen vehicle case. The 26-year old driver went on a joy ride, attempting to evade police, and ultimately smashing into an unsuspecting driver head-on, killing that driver.  It was a dramatic and heart-wrenching conclusion… Read More »

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Defending Murder Or Manslaughter Charges

By Hammad S. Matin |

You know that you are in serious hot water if you are facing manslaughter or murder charges,   What you might not know, however, is that there are many nuances to “murder” from a legal standpoint, and juries must consider circumstances in the case, previous convictions, and a number of issues when deciding a case…. Read More »

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Accidents With Firearms And Kids

By Hammad S. Matin |

Here’s a startling statistic: more children die because of guns than because of cancer in the United States.  Nearly 20 children under the age of 12 have died as of January 17, 2023, along with nearly 80 more youth aged 12-17. The injuries to kids in these groups tops 200. Throughout America, the number… Read More »

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Police Interactions With Vets Experiencing PTSD

By Hammad S. Matin |

Yet after being deployed once, twice, or even many more times, veterans come home to face multiple hurdles in rebuilding their lives.  One of those hurdles is a bit of a surprise to some: military veterans are arrested at higher rates than other Americans.  Veterans of any war have sacrificed everything to protect America. … Read More »

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Getting The Best Possible Settlement In Your Personal Injury Case

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be so overwhelmed with the recovery that the last thing you want to think about is chasing down a settlement to pay for your medical bills and other expenses related to the incident.  That’s why, now more than ever, you need the assistance of an… Read More »

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Defending Shoplifting Charges In Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Ah, the holidays—A time of celebration and giving.  It can be the best of times…unless:  If you were charged with retail theft—shoplifting—in order to boost your holiday haul, you could be facing some pretty significant legal penalties. That’s why it’s critical that you find an experienced La Plata & Waldorf criminal defense attorney to… Read More »

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