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What are the Maryland Laws Against Distributing Illegal Drugs?

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In the interest of public health and safety, it is a crime in the State of Maryland to distribute illegal drugs. Referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs generally have addictive qualities and can result in death in overdose situations. Accordingly, it is unlawful to engage in drug dealing or a similar effort… Read More »

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Exploring 4 Versions of DUI & DWI in Maryland

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Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are reckless behaviors that cause deaths, injuries, and property damage across Maryland each year. It does not matter if a driver consumes alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. When a person loses the ability to control their vehicle and obey the rules of… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Against & Penalties for Destructive Devices

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Across the State of Maryland, it is a criminal offense to possess, use, or otherwise detonate destructive devices. Under Maryland law, the term destructive device can apply to mechanism capable of delivering an explosive, incendiary, or toxic substance. These devices have similar characteristics to military hardware, sharing the same capability to inflict maximum physical… Read More »

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Maryland Man Faces Criminal Charges for Illegal Drugs & Eluding Police

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The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a Maryland man for several criminal and traffic offenses after an extended police chase, according to an article by 47ABC. This incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th. That is when deputies observed that the 43-year-old Maryland man was driving on a suspended… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Differentiate Between Various Assault Crimes?

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The crime of assault in Maryland come into play when a perpetrator violates the personal safety or bodily integrity of a victim. It is also possible for verbal threats to rise to the level of an assault crime, especially if the victim fears imminent danger. That being said, there are several different types of… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Regulate the Use of Handguns?

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Recognizing that a large number of violent crimes stem from the use of handguns, Maryland law regulates how a person can wear, carry or transport these firearms. These regulations are designed to preserve peace and tranquility throughout the state as well as protect public rights and liberties. Definition of a Handgun in Maryland The… Read More »

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Maryland Laws Against Threats of Mass Violence

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School shootings and other public acts of mass violence can happen across the United States. When someone commits an act of mass of violence — or even just threatens to do so — it puts a severe strain on government resources. Law enforcement officers must arrive at the scene and mitigate the danger. Paramedics… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Assault and Battery?

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It is fairly common to hear confusion surrounding assault and battery crimes. At common law, the term assault generally refers to the threat of force. An assault victim has a reasonable fear that the offender will cause harm or injury. Assault does not require physical contact. On the other hand, battery does require physical… Read More »

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What is Criminally Negligent Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel?

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With so many drivers on the road every day, car accidents are unfortunately common. In most cases, thankfully, these accidents are limited to lesser fender-benders, resulting in minor property damage. The drivers involved simply exchange their insurance information and go about their business. In the most extreme cases — where an accident leads to… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between DUI & DWI in Maryland?

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Drunk driving is a serious problem in Maryland and across the United States. That is why Maryland prohibits anyone from driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or driving while impaired (DWI) by alcohol or drugs. Even though these offenses are similar, there are subtle differences between Maryland laws and penalties for DUI and… Read More »

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