The Reluctant Victim Witness

It is not unusual for prosecutors to have to deal with victims of crimes who are reluctant to testify and incriminate the criminal defendant, for such reasons as a relationship with or even fear of th…

The folly of fleeing an accident scene

Under Maryland law, a person involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident has the duty to stop and remain at the scene, to render aid to the victim, and to report the accident to the police. 
Maryland’s…

The distinct odor of marijuana

The Maryland legislature has now decriminalized the possession of less than 10 ounces of marijuana. However, use of the odor of marijuana is still used by the police in making arrests, as was explored…

State passes new domestic gun law

Among the new gun control measures passed by the Maryland Legislature and signed by the Governor in 2018 addressing guns owned or possessed by persons convicted of crimes of domestic violence. The new…