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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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Have You Been Charged with Assault? We Can Help.

By Hammad S. Matin |

Facing assault charges in Charles County can result in spending years in prison if you’re convicted, which is why it’s important to find an attorney that can help prepare a strong defense for you. Being convicted of assault, even if you are lucky enough to escape a prison sentence can still result in loss… Read More »

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Chаrgеd with a DUI in Maryland – Understanding the Law

By Hammad S. Matin |

Getting charged with a DUI can be a harrowing and stressful experience. Getting convicted can make the situation even worse and often results in the loss of property, freedom, and harm to your future. This is because Mаrуlаnd hаѕ a strict set of lаwѕ аgаinѕt driving undеr the influence. For example, Maryland participates in… Read More »

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Important Steps to Take When Pulled over by a Police Officer

By Hammad S. Matin |

Getting pulled over by the police can be a scary experience. This is especially so where you’re not sure that you haven’t done something wrong. What you do or say in the situation can be quite telling though. It may have a big effect on what kind of legal proceedings may follow.  Be Calm … Read More »

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Charged with Engaging the Services of a Prostitute? You Need Legal Counsel

By Hammad S. Matin |

Being charged with assignation (i.e. allegedly scheduling an appointment with a prostitute or any action taken to further the engagement with a prostitute) is a serious offense in Maryland that can have life-changing implications. To be sure, even the mere act of requesting a prostitute, without engaging in any further action, could result in… Read More »

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