Criminal Defense Blogs

Reasons You Need a DUI Defense Attorney This Christmas

Between the months of Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the Maryland Department of Transportation has a history of sending out additional state troopers to patrol the highways. If you’re planning to hit the roads for the holidays, you might want to ensure that you have a skilled DUI defense attorney in your back pocket in […]

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What to Do When You’re Caught Carrying a Gun in Baltimore

Were you caught carrying a gun in Baltimore? You need to hire the criminal defense team at Albers & Associates for your protection. Gun crimes in Maryland are considered grave offenses that can warrant a misdemeanor conviction and, in some cases, up to 20 years in prison if it’s in association with a violent crime […]

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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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