Category Archives: Criminal Law

News and Information on criminal law in Columbia and Howard County Maryland from Shapiro and Mack, P.A. Attorneys at Law in Howard County, MD

To Speak Or Not To Speak; That Is The Question

US Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson is known for many things. He was appointed chief prosecutor of the Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. He joined the majority and helped defeat racial segregation in schools in the case of Brown v. the Board of Education. However, he is also known for one very…

Why Isn’t It Legal To Punch People In The Face – Just A Little Bit?

  Hopefully I got your attention with the above tremendously stupid question. It is not legal to punch someone in the face a little bit because it would invite mass chaos. Plus, a “little bit” is too hard to define. Let’s say for the sake of argument that “a little bit” was defined as, “just…

Best Lawyers in America

Once again in 2014 Jason A. Shapiro and Paul E. Mack have been duly recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Best Lawyers in America. The Law Firm of Shapiro & Mack has again been named a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in America.  We are extremely proud to accept these coveted awards and…

Fighter for the Rights of the Accused

Fighter for the Rights of the Accused, and for Injured Victims of Accidents Teddy Roosevelt once remarked that the United States should speak softly and carry a big stick. This expression can also be used to describe the way my law partner, Paul E. Mack, Esq., practices law. Paul is one of those lawyers who…

20/20: Police Privilege and code of Silence

20/20: Police Privilege and Code of Silence – Part 1 20/20: Police Privilege and Code of Silence – Part 2