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Why to Hire a #SoloPractitioner

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Apr 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Finding a law firm that is the right fit for you and your case can be a challenge! There are many factors that can go into finding the right lawyer - from price to personality to level of service. All types of law firms provide different benefits and different challenges, and price is often not h...

Restoring your Second Amendment Rights in Maryland

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Mar 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

In Maryland, many criminal convictions, even misdemeanors, can deprive someone of their right to own, possess, or use a firearm. A conviction for ANY felony, ANY crime of violence, or ANY misdemeanor that carries a possible penalty of over two years will deprive someone of their ability to posses...

Motions to Reconsider

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Feb 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

What is a Motion to Reconsider?  Maryland Rule 4-345 allows for anyone sentenced in a criminal case to file a motion asking that the Judge reconsider their sentence. The motion needs to be filed within ninety days of the sentencing date, but the Judge has five years to set the motion in for a he...

Marijuana Laws Across the DMV

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Dec 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

2023 ushered in new laws across the region when it comes to the possession, use, and sale of Marijuana. Washington DC and it's Maryland and Virginia suburbs, affectionately called the “DMV”, poses a unique challenge when it comes to marijuana use and cultivation. Each state/district has its own l...

What about my Speedy Trial Rights?

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Nov 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Criminal court in any state can often be an involved and lengthy process - which gets more involved and lengthier the more complex and more serious the charges. Particularly if you or a loved one is held in a detention center or on a form of pre-trial release, the time period between charges and ...

What if No One Read Me My Rights?

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Oct 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

It's a common question - Television and movies have led us all to believe that anytime a person is arrested, someone, somewhere, is going to read them what most people call "Miranda warnings." These warnings can matter a great deal when you or a loved one made a statement to the police that the p...

Bond Hearings and Bail in Maryland

Posted by Kathryn Batey | Sep 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pre-Trial Detention in Maryland When you or a loved one is charged with a crime in Maryland, the next steps can vary based on the type of charges and the past history of the person charged. For most misdemeanors and felonies carrying small amounts of jail time – once you are arrested and proces...

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