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Maryland Drug Offenses and Penalties

It’s been well documented that Maryland is facing a growing heroin epidemic.  The state saw a 21% growth in deaths from overdosing on heroin in 2015 alone; 1,259 people died and 86% of these deaths involved opioids. More people died from overdosing, in the state of Maryland, than from homicides.  In Baltimore, where an estimated 19,000 people are heroin users, a public health emergency has been declared in response to the epidemic.

Drug possession crimes are among the most frequently charged offenses in the Maryland criminal justice system, and are subject to harsh penalties, even if they are first offenses.  If you or someone you know is facing charges in a case related to heroin or other Schedule I or II drugs, it is important to know the penalties that will be faced as well as the legal recourse that is available.

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What You Need to Know About New Residency Requirements for a Maryland Divorce in 2017

The nature of family law regarding divorce is complex, particularly in Maryland, where there many different divorce options. The residency requirements for divorce in this state have recently changed and new grounds for divorce have been created.

If you’re filing for divorce in Maryland, review the details below to ensure that you have the correct and most up-to-date information.

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