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

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…

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…