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  • How An Inability To Post Bail Can Haunt You For Many Years To Come
    How An Inability To Post Bail Can Haunt You For Many Years To Come

    Cash bail has long been a mainstay of the U.S. legal system. After all, the basic premise behind it is simple. After you have been arrested, you pay a sum of money to earn your freedom - and the money ...

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  • I Smell a Rat, Not Marijuana – Here’s How the Police “Smell Test” Affects Everyone
    I Smell a Rat, Not Marijuana – Here’s How the Police “Smell Test” Affects Everyone

    For years, police have been using the claim of smelling marijuana as probable cause to search individuals, vehicles, and personal property. And while this measure is considered legal in Maryland, it ...

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  • Exceptional Service, Exceptional Results, & Affordable Fees
    Exceptional Service, Exceptional Results, & Affordable Fees

    The law firm of Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) is mindful that despite government statistics showing our economy is improving, many people are still out of work, not fully back to work, or a ...

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  • Police Officer Reassigned over Allegations She Committed Perjury
    Police Officer Reassigned over Allegations She Committed Perjury

    Officer First Class Megan Mattingly, a member of the Frederick Police Department’s drug enforcement unit, has been reassigned to administrative duties while authorities investigate allegations she ...

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