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Maryland Criminal Defense Topics

You may have a son or daughter who is in trouble with the police or needs advice from a lawyer, but may not appreciate the danger of being charged with a crime. Someone may have filed a peace order or protective order against your child, but they may not be sure what to do. Whether it's because they are paralyzed by fear, feeling invincible, distracted by other problems, or just reluctant to plan for the future, many young people wait too long to seek legal help. Your child may think that just because . . . .

It isn't over just because an officer arrested you in Maryland. You have not been convicted of a crime, and may still escape without any permanent consequence other than the severe inconvenience of the arrest and a brief stay in jail. Don't give up! I can help. If you let your guard down even for a moment, you may give the authorities evidence that they need to convict you, or spend unnecessary time in jail awaiting trial. You have two basic goals. The first is to calmly ask for a lawyer and remain . . . .

A large part of a police officer's job is to develop evidence that will lead to a conviction. At every stage of your encounter with the officer, you must assume that they are seeking evidence from you or your surroundings that could land you in jail. If you believe that you may be stopped by the police in the near future, or if you believe that you may be a suspect, you should enlist my aid as soon as possible by calling (301) 556-8709. I can give you specific advice relevant to your particular . . . .

Even minor criminal and traffic charges can have immigration consequences much more severe than the penalty imposed for the crime itself. A minor conviction or plea that is punished by a fine only could result in you being deported, or denied entry to this country in the future. You can even be deported for a crime based on changes in the law that happen after the crime is committed. You are in particular danger if you have an outstanding warrant, if you may be incarcerated, or if you are charged with a . . . .

There are generally two classes of problem that you need to be worried about as a non-citizen facing criminal charges. The first is which outcomes will make you deportable, and the second is which outcomes will make you inadmissible. Some criminal acts will make you deportable if you are already in proceedings, but would not otherwise result in your deportation. Admissibility and deportability are separate issues, with separate, but very similar, sources of law governing them. If you are deportable, . . . .