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Maryland Reduced Funding for Criminal Defense Services for the Poor

MD Criminal Lawyer on reduced funding for public defender in Maryland

Written by a Maryland Criminal Lawyer Staff Writer Spending by the state of Maryland for criminal defense service fell 7.9 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2012, according to a Justice Department study that made the news this summer. Though this may not seem like much, it’s clearly a problem when you consider the national […]

Fugitive Who Turned Himself in After 33 Years Is Granted Parole

Ed Tayter discusses a man granted parole after turning himself in 33 years after he escaped from prison

By Julia Cole, Junior Editor A man who turned himself in last fall after escaping from a Maryland prison more than 30 years ago has been granted parole, according the Washington Post. Anthony Rackley, who is now 63 years old, turned himself in to police in Oklahoma last year, admitting that he had escaped from […]

Chris Brown Released from LA County Jail

Tayter on LA County Jail releasing Chris Brown

By Julia Cole, Junior Editor Chris Brown is free from jail once again, according to the Washington Post. The R&B singer with a checkered past, which included the widely publicized beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna, was released from a Los Angeles County jail just after midnight on Monday. The 24-year-old Brown has been behind bars since […]

Federal Court Rules Police Can Stop and Search You for Innocent Behavior

Tayter discusses Federal Court Ruling that Police can Stop and Search Individuals for Innocent Behavior

By Larry Bodine, Publisher, National Trial Lawyers Under the U.S. Constitution, the police must have a “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity before they can stop and search you. But a new ruling by a federal appellate court upended 225 years of legal protection for Americans, saying it is permissible for the cops to stop you […]

New York Considers Ban on Viewing Condoms as Evidence

New York Ban on Condoms Discussed by Edward Tayter

Written By Tracy Manzer, Senior Editor In a nod to public health practices, New York may become the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution cases, according to the Washington Post. The push for the law stems in part from the estimated millions that New York City […]

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