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What Are Bench Warrants?

By Hammad S. Matin |

A bench warrant is issued by the judge “from the bench” usually when a party fails to appear for a court date.  An arrest warrant is issued at the start of a case.  If you are issued a citation or a summons, or arrested, you are will be ordered to appear at court at… Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Former Prosecutor?

By Hammad S. Matin |

It’s more common than you might think for a prosecutor to pursue a career later on as a criminal defense lawyer. Although these two legal professionals face off against each other in the court room, the skills that a prosecutor acquires can make them an exceptionally skilled defense attorney when the time comes. What… Read More »

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A Deeper Insight on Bench Warrants

By Hammad S. Matin |

Did you just lose the chance of getting released after an offense (pre-trial release) or did you just miss a court appearance? Well, then just wait for a bench warrant to be out your way for your arrest. Disappearing won’t help the case either. If you are facing one of these situations, it is… Read More »

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What is a Stet Docket?

By Hammad S. Matin |

The stet docket, literally the “let it stand docket,” simply means that a case has been stetted, or listed as inactive by the court. There is no actual docket on which the cases are listed. In fact, a stetted case is not listed on any docket. “stet docket” is simply a colloquialism referring to… Read More »

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Driving Under Marijuana Influence in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Driving under the influence of marijuana is one of the most dangerous activities. Unfortunately, in America, this is not a very rare occurrence either. In fact, in the month of June 2019, 15 million people were recorded to have driven a car within one hour of marijuana consumption. This survey is indeed an alarming… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Public Intoxication in Maryland

By Hammad S. Matin |

Laws related to public intoxication vary from state to state. This makes it important to understand the laws specific to your location. Before we delve deeper into Maryland’s specific laws regarding public intoxication, let’s discuss what constitutes public intoxication. What is Public Intoxication? Maryland considers drinking alcoholic beverages or getting intoxicated in a public… Read More »

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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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