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How Does Maryland Classify Illegal Drugs into Schedules?

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Any person who commits a drug crime in Maryland — such as possessing, or distributing illegal drugs — can face severe criminal punishment under state law. That being said, the specific punishment often changes based on the type of illegal drug in question. Under Maryland law, illegal drugs are referred to as controlled substances… Read More »

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When Does a Maryland Traffic Offense Result in Driver’s License Suspension?

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When a person commits a traffic offense in Maryland, they can experience various consequences. Major traffic infractions — such as drunk driving or accidents with fatalities — a person can face prison time and criminal fines. For less severe infractions, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) generally assesses points on the driver’s license. Many minor… Read More »

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Maryland Laws Against & Penalties for Speeding

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Even though the State of Maryland has general and specific rules against speeding, it remains one of the most common traffic offenses. When a driver exceeds the maximum speed limit, they can face a hefty fine and demerit points on their driver’s license. When a person accumulates too many demerit points, they may experience… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Regulate Handgun Use?

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Even though every person in the United States has a constitutional right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, Maryland imposes numerous handgun laws and similar regulations. Every handgun owner in Maryland must abide by these rules or face criminal penalties, including but not limited to costly fines and even prison time. Definition of… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Suspected in Maryland Crash That Kills Three Kids

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A 27-year-old man could face criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland after causing an accident that killed three children and injured two adults, reported NBC affiliate WJAC. This fatal car crash occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on December 30th. At that point, the man was driving south on Indian Head… Read More »

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Illegal Drug Possession Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Often referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs can be extremely addictive and dangerous. To protect the public from this risk, Maryland enacted strict laws against and penalties for the possession of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. If a person possesses a controlled substance without valid authorization, they can face criminal fines… Read More »

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What are the Rules in Maryland Concerning Assisted Suicide?

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Often referred to euthanasia, assisted suicide is the act of helping another person intentionally take their own life. This is a controversial topic, especially for the elderly and people suffering from intractable pain. It might seem humane to help that person end their misery. The problem is that death is final. There is no… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Reckless, Negligent & Aggressive Driving?

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Across all state roadways in Maryland, it is unlawful to engage in reckless, negligent or aggressive driving. These offenses and similar traffic violations represent a serious danger of personal injury and property damage. To safeguard drivers from this type of behavior on state roads, Maryland employs strict laws and criminal penalties for reckless, negligent… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Murder Crimes?

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Murder is a violent crime with irreversible consequences. When a murderer takes the life of a victim, there is no way to undo the damage. The victim’s family members cannot bring their loved one back from the dead. As a result, Maryland imposes serious consequences for actual or attempted murder in the first and… Read More »

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Temporary Protective Orders in Maryland

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When an abuser commits domestic violence or other forms of abuse in Maryland, the courts can intervene on behalf of the victim. In order to protect the victim and halt further abuse, the Maryland courts can even issue a temporary protective order before a final hearing occurs. Purpose of a Temporary Protective Order Maryland… Read More »

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