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Appeals Court Throws Out Woman's Drug Conviction Because of Strip Search Conducted on the Side of a Busy Highway
Appeals Court Throws Out Woman's Drug Conviction Because of Strip Search Conducted on the Side of a Busy Highway

The Fourth Amendment grants the right to be free from unreasonable searches. Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals recently made an important ruling in a case dealing with whether the physical search of a woman in daylight hours on the side of a busy highway was proper. The ...

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  • What is a bench warrant?

    The Maryland Judiciary has warned residents in Baltimore and the surrounding counties about a telephone scam that has been making the rounds involving ...

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  • Appeals Court Rejects Army Vet's Attempt to Stay off Maryland Sex Offender Registry

    A Maryland appeals court recently rejected an attempt by an Army veteran to avoid registering with the Maryland Sex Offender Registry. The man, a ...

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  • Bad Checks

    What is the Penalty for Writing Bad Checks in Maryland? A former Columbia, Maryland resident was recently sentenced to 18 months in jail after writing ...

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  • Credit Card Fraud

    What is the Penalty for Credit Card Fraud in Maryland? A Baltimore woman has been sentenced to four years in prison followed by five years of ...

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  • Maryland Car Owners No Longer Responsible for Driver Negligence that Occurs While They are Passengers

    Maryland’s top court recently denounced as “obsolete,” a legal doctrine that allowed the negligence of the driver to be held against a car’s owner if ...

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  • Maryland Sex Crimes: Priest/Minister/Spiritual Advisor

    A priest who once worked at Loyola University Maryland was removed from his ministry duties in Pennsylvania after allegations of inappropriate sexual ...

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  • Smell of Marijuana Provides Probable Cause to Arrest, Maryland Court Says

    Even though possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana is not a crime in Maryland, police officers have probable cause to arrest for marijuana ...

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  • Assault on a Police Officer

    After an altercation at the beach, a woman was recently charged with assault on a police officer. Two Baltimore County men were arrested following an ...

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  • What is Disorderly Conduct in Maryland?

    During the April 2015 riots in Baltimore rioters clashed with police, looted stores and pharmacies and set fire to cars and buildings. A mandatory ...

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