Category: Criminal Law

Crossing Lines – Dealing with Abuse

Young woman experiencing headache with man on the sofa behind her

As the days of summer are behind, the changes of autumn begin.  Fall brings pictures of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and lots of little munchkins dressed up begging for treats.  Most of those images should at least engender feelings of community and maybe some nostalgia.  Thankfully, many people have good […]

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Marijuana

Horizontal view of smoking marijuana after school

How many people trust their children to always make the right decision?  How many people trust their children to make the right decision 50% of the time?  What if it involved one of the currently most highly debated topics in society?  If adults are unsure of the legality of an […]

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Five years to life

Five years to life

A son’s tragedy… a mother’s story For the purposes of keeping the family anonymous, the mother in this article will be referred to as Mary and her son as Danny.   One of the worst fears a mother has is getting a frantic phone call from a child saying, “Mom, […]

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Marijuana in Virginia

Marijuana in Virginia

On Monday, April 14th, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland signed a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana.  Maryland became the 21st state to follow this path.  In addition, Gov. O’Malley signed into law the decriminalization of possession of marijuana.  With close to half the states having some form of […]

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Shoplifting

Shoplifting

“We got another call,” the officer said in a disgusted voice.  “This is the third time in three days for that store.  The owner caught the girl walking out of the door with a pair of jeans stuffed in her backpack.”   He continued shaking his head, “Those pants were […]

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