Corroboration of the accomplice

Maryland law has long held that a person could not be convicted of a crime based solely upon the testimony of an alleged accomplice to the crime, without some other corroborating evidence. In August, …

The flight instruction

The fact that a suspect flees from the police, under Maryland law, does not prove that the accused is guilty of the crime or crimes charged. However, under certain circumstances the prosecution is ent…

The widow with unclean hands

Under the law in Maryland (and most other states), a surviving spouse in lieu of any assets left to them in the decedent’s will may elect to take a “statutory share” of their late spouse’s estate, whi…

New Maryland Health Insurance Laws

No topic has generated more debate than the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and, as originally enacted at least, its requirement that all persons obtain health insurance. Each State has its own laws…

New smoke alarm law takes effect

A new Maryland law requiring homeowners to update smoke alarms in their homes went into effect Jan. 1.
The law, originally passed in 2013, requires homeowners replace battery-operated smoke alarms wit…

Criminal child neglect not easy to apply

 
Under Maryland law, criminal child neglect means “the intentional failure to provide necessary assistance and resources for the physical needs or mental health of a minor that creates a substan…