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3 things you can request in a federal criminal trial

Whether you hear it on television or your attorney says the term, the word discovery gets used frequently in criminal cases. When preparing for trial, attorneys from both sides engage in the process of discovery. Discovery is the exchanging of legal information...

IS THERE EQUAL JUSTICE FOR JUVENILES IN MARYLAND?

In Maryland, any child under the age of 18 who does something that would be a crime if committed by an adult has thereby committed a “delinquent act” and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Some children, as you might expect, commit serious...

Forensic evidence testing can lead to errors

After investigators obtain a wide-variety of evidence from a crime scene, they then perform a myriad of tests to determine whether it links the suspect to the crime. Not all of the tests performed, however, are proven to be scientifically valid. In fact, some methods...

Expunging criminal offenses from a record

For those dealing with criminal charges, the hope is that (should their cases result in convictions) their challenges might end when they complete the punitive actions a judge assigns to them. However, that is often not the case. Indeed, they may begin to encounter an...