Archives for April 2018

Anne Arundel Police Charge Couple in Road Rage Incident

Road Rage Incident

Authorities in Anne Arundel County have one person in custody and a summons issued for another person after a roadway dispute turned ugly. Police say the parties were traveling on Ritchie Highway when the victim allegedly cut off the other driver. The victim apparently started recording the confrontation on her cell phone, when the occupants of the other vehicle, a man and a woman, shoved her, grabbed the phone and stomped on it. According to the victim, the couple initially followed her to a stop light, got out of their vehicle and started kicking and hitting her car. When she fled the scene, they followed her to her home, where the videotaped altercation occurred.

Even though the phone was smashed, the victim was able to retrieve the video and post it online. Police say that led to the man turning himself in. The woman was still being sought, but police had her identity.

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Maryland Senate Passes Bills to Change Marijuana Laws

Change Marijuana Laws

In late March, the Maryland Senate approved a law that would make a number of changes to the state’s marijuana laws. The bill, which nearly triples the amount a person would have to possess to face criminal charges, also makes driving under the influence of cannabis an offense similar to drinking and driving. Under the law, it would be illegal to smoke either as a driver or a passenger.

The law, if approved by the House and signed by the Governor, would make possession of less than an ounce a civil infraction. Under current law, a person can be charged with a criminal offense for possession of 10 grams (an ounce is approximately 28 grams).

In early April, the Senate also approved a proposed law that would provide specific benefits to minorities who want to become licensed medical marijuana growers and processors.

Highly Respected Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney

For more than three decades, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of people facing criminal charges in Maryland. He uses a thorough approach to criminal defense, carefully gathering and safeguarding all evidence in your case. He’ll ensure that law enforcement officers followed proper protocols, so that your constitutional rights were not violated.

Attorney Smith is well-respected among clients and colleagues, earning recognition as a Maryland Super Lawyer, as well as an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System (the top rating possible). Honored as a 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine, he has also received the Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible). He also holds a 10.0 Superb rating as a litigation attorney from AVVO.

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