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

Shielding Protective and Peace Orders from your Civil Record

Pursuant to the Maryland Family Law Code, if you have been a Respondent in a Protective Order or Peace Order and the Petition was denied or dismiss at the interim, temporary, or final Protective/Peace order stage of the proceeding; or you consented to the entry of a Protective Order/Peace Order, you may be eligible to…

Steps To Take To Have Ignition Interlock Installed In Your Vehicle

Arrested for a DUI? Here are the steps to take to have the Ignition Interlock installed in your vehicle: If you have been arrested for a DUI in the State of Maryland, you are likely going to face a suspension of your Maryland driving privilege. You have a right to request a hearing with the…

Issue Regarding Right To Pre-test

  Issue Regarding Right To Pre-test Consultation With Attorney Resolved For a number of years, the Sites defense was allowed at Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings. In Sites v. State, the court concluded that a person under detention for drunk driving must, on request, be permitted a reasonable opportunity to communicate with counsel before submitting…

Why Is This Happening?

Why have two unarmed teens been shot dead by police within the last week? Why has Ferguson, Missouri turned into a military war zone dubbed “Baghdad USA,” where wild police are firing rubber bullets and tear gas into unarmed protesters and arresting reporters in McDonalds for filming their “official duties?” Why are people profiled every…

Rage Against The Machine

“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part… And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got…