Baltimore food truck law upheld

It is common in cities today to see food trucks parked on the street that sell a variety of types of food. Such mobile food vendors are licensed and regulated. Baltimore has an ordinance that limits p…

Who is in the picture?

It is becoming more and more common for buildings such as businesses to have surveillance cameras, and the police commonly search for and obtain surveillance video in an effort to identify suspects. E…

The physically helpless victim

All too often we hear about crimes of sexual violence where the victim claims that he or she was too intoxicated to consent, and the defendant claims the activity was consensual. How Maryland law addr…

The Gang Member Witness

Criminal gangs such as “MS-13” are unfortunately frequently in the news, either because of illegal activity or political disputes about the prevalence of gang violence. Maryland’s highest Court last w…

A Common Nuisance

Under Maryland law, there are various statutes involving controlled dangerous substances with which persons who possess or sell drugs may be charged, including possession with intent to distribute the…

The Speculative Argument

In jury trials, the lawyers are generally allowed wide latitude in what they can say to the jury in their closing arguments. They are allowed to discuss the evidence at trial and reasonable inferences…