Maryland Legal News & Guides

The latest articles from James Crawford Law on Maryland legal news, how-to guides, and more.

How Can Maryland Residents Fight A Voluntary Manslaughter Charge?

The difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter is fairly self-evident. Voluntary...

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What Are The Pros and Cons Of A Plea Bargain in Maryland?

Plea bargaining is a viable and useful strategy that many Maryland residents employ when they are...

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How To Defend Yourself Against Weapons Charges in Maryland

Being charged with a violent crime is one thing. However, being charged with a violent crime that...

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Violent Crimes: What Is Considered First-Degree Murder in Maryland?

Homicide crimes, in which one individual kills another individual, are classified in varying...

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Is The Truth Used in Criminal Defense Cases?

People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that criminal defense cases in Maryland, simply focus...

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Violent Crimes Allegations Come in Many Varieties

Did you know that you can be charged with a variety of different crimes after the death of another...

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Why Do Domestic Violence Victims Recant?

The main thing that sets domestic violence cases apart from other types of assault in Baltimore,...

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What Are The Different Types of Protective Orders in Maryland?

Maryland has long seen the benefits of allowing victims of domestic abuse to obtain court orders...

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Understanding Child Custody and Protective Orders

Domestic abuse is a serious problem in this country. For many decades, it was swept quietly under a...

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How Common is Domestic Financial Abuse?

Financial abuse is a type of domestic abuse that directly involves money and assets. It can exist...

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The Problem of False Domestic Violence Complaints.

Domestic violence happens every day in Maryland, and the negative effects it has on families and...

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Is a Maryland Protective Order Enforceable in Another State?

If you have had a protective order issued against you, it is important to know what you can and...

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Can Military Members Defend Property Forcefully in Maryland?

As a military member in Maryland, you may think that because you have a right to have weapons in...

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What Are Some Kinds Of Criminal Defenses in Maryland?

If you have been accused of a crime, the first thing you will want to do is to develop a defense....

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Federal Crimes: Avoid Serious Punishments At The Federal Level

In Maryland, if you are accused of a federal crime, you need to understand that the weight of...

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Why a Criminal Defense Attorney is Important For Parents

It is not a surprise for teenagers to make mistakes. When you are young, things that can be against...

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False Accusations: Fighting Back With Evidence And The Truth

False accusations can hurt your reputation from the moment the accusation is made. Before you're...

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Is Sexting a Crime When Minors Willingly Send Photos?

Is sexting a crime you should worry about if you're a minor? Can someone accuse you of doing...

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What Is An Innocence Defense And How Does It Work?

Are you able to provide a defense against any criminal charge? The quick answer is yes, even if you...

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Expungements And Your Right to Have Your Record Sealed

If you have been accused of or convicted of a crime, one of the things you may be considering is...

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