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Criminal Defense Blogs

Public Defender Versus Private Attorney: Who is Best for My Case?

For criminal defense and other cases, deciding what type of attorney to work with can feel quite daunting. Many clients we have helped initially started with the question of, “Should I hire a private attorney or apply for a public defender?” We believe securing your own legal representation is the preferred way to go, but […]

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Is It Illegal to Avoid Being Served Legal Papers?

A common question that arises in the context of criminal defense cases, as well as others we handle, is “Is it illegal to avoid being served legal papers?” While avoiding being served by a process server, or the individual tasked with delivering the papers, is not illegal, it does result in consequences. In the following […]

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Penalties for Boating Under the Influence in Maryland

With many people heading out on their boats this summer, we want to ensure readers remain safe and avoid drinking and boating, which carries penalties similar to DUIs/DWIs. Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources recognizes two general classifications of boating under the influence: Boating Under the Influence (BUI) A person can be convicted of a BUI […]

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Can I Own a Gun After Felony Expungement in Maryland?

An individual’s right to own a firearm as outlined in the US Constitution’s Second Amendment can be curtailed by a variety of criminal offenses. With the expansion of the state’s criminal record expungement process under the Justice Reinvestment Act in 2017 things changed significantly. Below we examine some of these changes to the Maryland gun […]

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Want a Gun in Maryland? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Here at Albers & Associates, we are staunch supporters of your Second Amendment rights. Unfortunately, throughout the United States, these rights are largely under siege, which is why we are here to assure you that if you are facing a criminal matter relating to violating Maryland’s gun laws, we are here to be your steadfast […]

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What Happens if I am Charged With the Possession or Sale of Marijuana in Maryland?

There are few things more tarnishing to your record than a drug charge. If you have been charged with a marijuana-related offense in the state of Maryland, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland criminal defense attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the […]

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