Baltimore DUI Defense Lawyer

A First-Time DUI Can Have Serious Professional Consequences

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense in Maryland. Maryland is known to have very strict judges who do not provide drunk drivers, even first-time offenders, with leniency. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who has been accused of drunk driving to retain legal counsel as soon as […]

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Can the Police Search You if They Smell Marijuana in the Car

A common question for criminal defense lawyers and their clients in Maryland is: Can the Police Search You if They Smell Marijuana in a Car? This question was recently decided in Joseph Norman, Jr., vs. State of Maryland by the Maryland Court of Appeals. What did the Court Say The Court held: “….Where odor of […]

Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney

Should I Take a Plea Bargain?

Being charged with a crime, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Conviction of a criminal offense can carry many different consequences, such as jail time, fines, community service, probation, and a permanent criminal record. If an individual is convicted of a felony, he or she may […]

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Charged with DUI: What Happens in Maryland?

One of the most common questions I get, and it usually gets asked at a cocktail party or event where alcohol is served: What Happens If I’m arrested for DUI in Maryland? Attorney Randolph Rice is a Maryland DUI and DWI defense attorney. Before he defendant clients charged with DUI and DWI in Maryland, he […]

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Driving Refused, Canceled, Suspended or Revoked in Maryland

Four of the most common must appear traffic tickets issued in Maryland are: Refused License  – driving with a refused licensed in Maryland Canceled License – driving with a canceled license in Maryland Suspended License – driving with a suspended license in Maryland Revoked License – driving with a revoked license in Maryland All four […]

Baltimore Drug Defense Lawyer

Marijuana Laws in Maryland

The marijuana laws are changing drastically everyday all throughout the nation. Local legislatures have slowly begun to lower (and in some jurisdictions – erase) criminal penalties for marijuana-related offenses. Maryland marijuana laws have changed in recent years and it is important to be aware of these changes, as marijuana-related offenses can still result in significant […]

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Maryland Handgun Crimes

The laws pertaining to possession and sale of guns in Maryland are very strictly enforced and monitored.  Any alleged violation of these crimes is treated very seriously and should not be brushed off, as it could result in extremely serious consequences. Here are some important facts about handgun laws in Maryland. Gun Permits/Licenses in Maryland […]

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New Drug Offense Proposed in Maryland

It is no secret that heroin overdose has become an epidemic across the country. Many state lawmakers have tried to take action to combat overdose fatalities, and Maryland is no different. Recently, state legislators introduced a bill that would create a new, separate criminal offense intended to curb overdosing. House Bill 612 was introduced at […]

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Do You Have a Warrant out for Your Arrest?

Imagine you are driving with your family and you see flashing lights in the rearview mirror. As you pull over, you believe that you may only get a ticket – or even a warning – for going too fast. Instead, ten minutes later, you are sitting in the back of the police car being taken […]

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Theft Under Maryland Law: An Overview

Crimes against property are treated seriously in the state of Maryland and can result in serious legal consequences. Maryland law has consolidated various property crimes into the single offense of theft. The formerly distinct offenses that now fall under Maryland Criminal Code §  7-102 include the following: Larceny Larceny by trick Larceny after trust Embezzlement […]