Category Archives: Citation Charges

Legality of a Traffic Stop for Having a Covered License Plate in Maryland

What is the law on license plate covers in Maryland? Maryland, like all states, has an interest in having all vehicles on the road have license plates clearly visible and legible. If a license plate number is covered, obscured, blocked, or altered this is a problem for tag readers (at toll booths, for instance) and […]

What is the Potential Outcome for a Possession of Marijuana Citation Less Than 10 Grams in Maryland?

What the actual outcome will be for a Possession of Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams citation varies depending on a number of factors, but there are many potential outcomes. Some of the most common are: 1. Nolle Prosequi / Charge dropped A skillful lawyer can put your case in a position to have the charge […]

What factors determine what will happen to my Possession of Less than 10 Grams Citation in Maryland? How can I get the best result?

What is the expected result for someone who has received a citation for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams in Maryland? Rarely does someone get the maximum penalty for this type of offense, but the result depends on a number of factors. 1. Having an Attorney v. Representing Yourself No doubt about it, having […]

What is the Maximum Penalty for a Maryland Possession of Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams Citation?

Maximum penalty for this offense is 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. That does not mean that is what you are going to receive as a penalty, that is only the maximum! An experienced defense attorney can help you avoid any jail time, probation, and/or potentially keep it off your record. Did you […]

Do I have to go to Court if I received a Citation for Possession of Marijuana in Maryland?

When police in Maryland encounter a person they suspect is in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana they will almost always issue a citation provided that there is no other crime that has allegedly been committed.  These citations are usually yellow slips of paper with some possibly illegible handwriting on it that should […]

What consequences do I face outside of the justice system if I am convicted of a crime?

If you have been charged with a crime, a conviction could impact your life negatively in many ways. A felony conviction is more limiting than a misdemeanor conviction, but any crime on your record can be harmful. Here are a few of the ways that a conviction could haunt you long after you have completed […]

What is an Expungement vs. Nolle Prosequi vs. Stet?

In Maryland, a criminal case can be closed either through a Nolle Prosequi or a Stet. What are the differences of those two? And what is an expungement? When does that take place? Expungement An expungement is the deletion and removal of all court and police records related to a defendant’s charges and case. This […]

Potential Pitfalls in an Application for Maryland Handgun Permit

“Providing False or Misleading Information May Lead To Your Arrest” “FALSE INFORMATION WILL BE SUFFICIENT GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION WHICH CARRIES A PENALTY OF IMPRISONMENT NOT TO EXCEED 1 YEAR AND/OR $1000 FINE.” “Warning: Any person who willingly makes false statements on this application is guilty of a misdemeanor.” These […]