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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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Police Recover Over Five Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

By Hammad S. Matin |

A traffic stop on the Fourth of July resulted in Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputies recovering over five pounds of marijuana. The driver was pulled over in Salisbury for having his driving privileges revoked. Observations during the routine stop prompted an officer to call for a K-9 team who quickly alerted police of the presence… Read More »

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Police Say Downtown Shooting of Woman Was Domestic Related

By Hammad S. Matin |

Recently, Baltimore police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that took place in the downtown area. The incident was domestic-related, according to law enforcement officials. One man is being charged with shooting a woman in the face outside the Under Armour Performance Center. She was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries…. Read More »

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What You Need to Know If You or a Loved One Is Facing Murder Charges

By Hammad S. Matin |

A shooting recently at a high school prom after party resulted in the death of an 18-year-old teen and the injury of a second teen. The news reported that a 17-year-old was charged with second and first-degree murder as well as attempted second and first-degree murder for his crimes. The shooting happened in the… Read More »

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You’ve Been Pulled Over For DUI. What Do You Do Now?

By Hammad S. Matin |

You’ve been out on the town with friends and you’ve had a few drinks. Maybe you only had one drink, but it still may be enough that you won’t pass a breath test. So, what do you do? First, don’t panic. If the police truly don’t have a reason to pull you over, that… Read More »

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