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The Difference Between a Civil Offense, Misdemeanor, and Felony

The Difference Between a Civil Offense, Misdemeanor, and Felony

Civil Offense Before seeking representation for any defense case, it’s important to understand the legal definitions and differences between the violation of civil matters and criminal violations. To begin with, a violation of contract law, personal injury, or administrative matters and various other matters that do not involve being sent to jail. If a personRead more about The Difference Between a Civil Offense, Misdemeanor, and Felony[…]

When Marijuana Possession Becomes a Criminal Offense in Maryland

When Marijuana Possession Becomes a Criminal Offense in Maryland

Recent Maryland drug law changes have decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses, but not all. Contact a criminal defense lawyer near you if you have been charged with a marijuana or drug crimes offense. Keep reading for information on when marijuana possession is considered a misdemeanor or a felony, versus a civil infraction. Keep in mindRead more about When Marijuana Possession Becomes a Criminal Offense in Maryland[…]

What Happens if I’m Charged with a Criminal Offense While Visiting Ocean City, MD?

What Happens if I’m Charged with a Criminal Offense While Visiting Ocean City, MD?

With summer in full swing, a fun vacation to Maryland’s Ocean City can turn sour quickly if you are suddenly facing criminal or traffic charges. Whether that’s for criminal charges such as disorderly conduct, assault, theft, drug crimes, traffic charges such as a DUI or DWI after a night at the local bars, traffic violations,Read more about What Happens if I’m Charged with a Criminal Offense While Visiting Ocean City, MD?[…]