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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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Had a Few Too Many Drinks at a Holiday Party? What to Know Before Getting Behind the Wheel

By Hammad S. Matin |

Maybe you only had one drink, but it still may be enough that you won’t pass a breath test. First, don’t panic. It’s likely that the officer has a reasonable cause to pull you over, even if they don’t know that you’ve been drinking. You could have shown signs of impairment, such as swerving,… Read More »

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Man Accused of Police Station Attack Found Competent to Stand Trial

By Hammad S. Matin |

A man accused of attacking a Prince George County police station in 2016 has been diagnosed with severe mental health issues, but a judge ruled that he doesn’t qualify to use insanity as a defense at his trial. Michael Ford, 25, was assessed by doctors and determined that he has mental health challenges that… Read More »

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Carjackings on the Rise in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

A recent study by the State of Maryland has revealed that carjackings are on the rise. In 2016, some 644 carjackings were reported, which is a 23 percent increase compared to the prior year. Advances in technology may be to blame. Cars are no longer able to be hotwired, and instead require a code… Read More »

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Are You Facing Malicious Property Destruction or Arson Charges? We Can Help.

By Hammad S. Matin |

A church in Cambridge, Maryland, recently burned and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects they believe set the fire. The Refuge Temple Church of God fire was put out by members of the church, but the Office of the State Fire Marshal responded to the scene due to the… Read More »

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