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Sexual Offense Charges Can Impact More Than Your Criminal Record

By Hammad S. Matin |

Criminal charges of any kind are very serious, but sex-related charges are particularly so. The evidence present in sex offenses, such as DNA, rape kits, hospital records, and computer searches can take time for your attorney to locate and have experts review. For this reason, it is essential to contact an attorney as soon… Read More »

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When Do I Need an Attorney for Traffic Court?

By Hammad S. Matin |

You see the flashing lights in your rear view mirror, pull slowly to the side of the road, and wait for the police officer to approach your car. You may or may not know the reason you are being pulled over, but you do know that it is your word against that of the… Read More »

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Maryland’s New Tobacco Law Cracks Down on Vaping

By Hammad S. Matin |

Maryland has passed legislation that works to extend its existing tobacco laws in an effort to drastically reduce vaping rates. This law comes on the heels of similar laws in Delaware, Virginia, and nine other states also stating that the legislation was passed in an attempt to combat teen vaping rates. Studies linking vaping… Read More »

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The Impact of a Felony Charge

By Hammad S. Matin |

Being charged with and convicted of any felony crime has an unquestionable impact on your rights and freedoms, which you may believe will end with your release. However, a conviction will have tremendous impact on your life even after your sentence is served. Some basic rights, such as voting, are permanently stripped from those… Read More »

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Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder

By Hammad S. Matin |

A former corrections officer has pled guilty to charges of attempted murder after he brutally attacked his wife. Armando Rodriguez, 46, entered his plea at the Charles County attorney’s office. Prosecutors report that his wife was sleeping when Rodriguez stabbed and hit his wife after he handcuffed her to a railing in the couple’s… Read More »

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Accidental Ways We Incriminate Ourselves

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you have been pulled over for a traffic stop or involved in an accident, sometimes it is only natural to want to justify your actions and say you’re sorry, even if you aren’t at fault. Unfortunately, even a simple explanation can be used as a confession. Everyday people accidentally incriminate themselves when being… Read More »

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Man Arrested in Connection with Maryland Bank Robberies

By Hammad S. Matin |

A man that was wanted in Maryland for robbing several banks was arrested in California. Charles Gibson Jr., age 57, was arrested in San Bernardino and is awaiting extradition to Maryland for his crimes. He has confessed to the bank robberies that took place in Maryland and Belmont County, Ohio in December. Although bank… Read More »

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Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer is a Serious Crime

By Hammad S. Matin |

We hear it on the news all the time: a police officer wounded or killed while on duty. While we’d like to think these men and women are simply doing a job and should be safe, sadly that isn’t always the case. However, there is retribution for these men and women that have been… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter

By Hammad S. Matin |

A Maryland woman has been sentenced to prison for five years after she struck and killed a man that was riding a motorcycle in October 2015. The 61-year-old woman was driving under the influence of drugs and pled guilty last July to charges of vehicular manslaughter. She was under the influence of oxycodone and… Read More »

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Do You Know if You Need a Criminal Defense or Civil Attorney?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you are facing legal issues and are in need of an attorney, it is important to understand what type of attorney you need. If you are being accused of a crime or you are involved in a court litigation, do you know if you need a criminal defense attorney or a civil attorney?… Read More »

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