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  • PBJ: What does it mean?
    PBJ: What does it mean?

    For anyone who has ever spent time in a courtroom, whether it be for a minor speeding ticket or a more serious traffic/criminal offense, the term probation before judgment, or “PBJ”, was probably used ...

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  • America's Massive Problem With Mass Incarceration
    America's Massive Problem With Mass Incarceration

    The United States has long been known as "The Land of The Free." However, this moniker stands in stark contrast to reality for the 2.3 million people who are currently housed in one of the nation's ...

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  • To Bail Or Not To Bail: Maryland Courts Use Artificial Intelligence To Help Them Decide
    To Bail Or Not To Bail: Maryland Courts Use Artificial Intelligence To Help Them Decide

    For most of American judicial history, the bail hearing process has remained largely the same - the defendant and the prosecution both make their case and then the judge uses their legal experience to ...

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  • Collateral Consequences of a Conviction:
    Collateral Consequences of a Conviction: "Please keep me from going to jail!"

    Throughout my 32 years as a practicing attorney, I have heard defendants in criminal matters repeatedly make the same request: "Please keep me from going to jail!" However, incarceration may be the ...

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