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Author Archives: Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald

How to Choose the Best Divorce Attorney for Your Needs

Have you decided you want to file for divorce from your spouse? If so, one of your first steps should be to hire a divorce attorney to guide you through what can be a complicated process. The following are a few characteristics to look for in your divorce lawyer: Experience: An attorney who has significant… Read More »

Be Aware: Resisting Arrest May Result in Felony Charges

If you are being placed under arrest and fail to comply with the police officer’s orders, you may be charged with resisting arrest. This is usually a misdemeanor, but it could be classified as a felony in some cases. To secure a felony conviction for resisting arrest, a prosecutor must be able to prove that… Read More »

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Leads to Serious Penalties

The criminal offense of assault with a deadly weapon involves an assailant physically attacking another person with an object deemed capable of causing death or significant bodily injury. A felony crime, it comes with serious penalties for those convicted. A “deadly weapon” does not, in the eyes of the law, have to be an item… Read More »

Seeking Damages from a Trucking Company After an Accident

In many ways, the steps you take after a crash involving a large commercial truck is similar to what you would do after any other auto accident. However, there are a few key differences of which you should be aware. Perhaps the most significant is the fact that you will need to spend some time… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Written and Recorded Statements About an Accident?

After an auto accident, an insurance company or law enforcement officials may ask you to provide a written or recorded statement about what occurred leading up to the crash. It’s important to understand the differences between these two types of statements and what to watch out for when they are requested of you. Recorded statements… Read More »

80 People Indicted in Maryland Prison Corruption Case

Federal law enforcement officials secured indictments against 80 people — including a number of corrections officers and inmates — for their roles in an alleged conspiracy to sneak cell phones, cocaine, heroin, pornography and other contraband into Westover’s Eastern Correctional Institution. The case has become the largest federal indictment in the history of Maryland. It’s… Read More »

Police Find 124 Pounds of Marijuana in Minivan During Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop turned into a major drug bust in late October when Maryland State Police found 124 pounds of marijuana in a Connecticut man’s minivan. Now, the 67-year-old man faces felony charges and is currently being held on a $1 million bond in a Baltimore County jail. According to law enforcement authorities, officers… Read More »

Alcohol a Possible Factor in Serious Maryland Pedestrian Accident

According to the Montgomery County Police Department, a recent pedestrian accident in Wheaton may have stemmed from the pedestrian’s intoxication. The person on foot reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash, which occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 at Georgia and Dawson avenues. Accident investigators say a man was driving his 2010 Chevrolet… Read More »

New Law Enforces Tougher DUI Penalties in Maryland

For many years, legal analysts have considered Maryland to be one of the most lenient states in the country when it comes to the penalties imposed on those convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). However, with Noah’s Law, which went into effect October 1, 2016, any individuals convicted of DUI for the first time… Read More »

Man Dies After Failure to Yield Accident in La Plata

A 75-year-old man passed away after suffering serious injuries in a La Plata car accident Saturday, October 8. According to representatives from the Maryland State Police, the man was trying to turn left onto Stone Avenue from Smallwood Drive, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic. He crashed into a Maryland State Police vehicle, which… Read More »

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