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If you feel a threat of domestic violence, the Maryland court system can help by issuing a peace order or protective order. The difference between the two depends on your relationship to the person that is threatening you. If any of… read more

Field Testing for Narcotics

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Criminal Law

Have you been arrested and charged with possession of drugs based on a field test performed by local law enforcement? If so, you should be aware that a recent study has found nearly 70 percent of these tests provide false positives and… read more

The Militarization of Police

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Criminal Law

Since 2008, the Baltimore Police Department has spent more than $589,000 on military-style equipment. This is in addition to military weapons and armor supplied to the police through the federal 1033 program and grants provided by the Department of Homeland… read more

Festivals and Unlawful Search

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Criminal Law

Festival season is upon us and, along with it, many people may find themselves being searched by law enforcement. A shocking number of these searches are not performed properly and may even violate myriad legal protections and guaranteed rights. Law… read more

In Maryland, drivers who are stopped for suspicion of drunk driving may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), depending on your blood-alcohol concentration. Both are severe offenses with potentially life-changing consequences, and knowing what… read more

What You should Know about Field Sobriety Tests

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Accidents

If you’re stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) in Maryland, you are required by law to submit to a blood, urine or breath test. As part of their protocol in potential DUI or DWI… read more

Teen Safe Driving Week

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Accidents

The CDC reports that an average of six teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are killed every day in car accidents in the United States. Teen drivers are three-times more likely to be involved in car accidents than those over… read more

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Accidents

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month – a month dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of distracted driving while encouraging motorists to take steps to help avoid causing car accidents. While the basic focus of National Distracted Driver… read more

Should I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Maryland?

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Accidents

Although Maryland has an implied consent law that means drivers agree to undergo a preliminary breath test if stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, there is no penalty for refusing to submit to a field sobriety test. While you… read more

Questions to Ask Your Auto Accident Attorney

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 In Accidents

When you meet with one of our auto accident attorneys at Cohen & Dwin, we’ll ask you a lot of questions about your accident and injuries. But we expect that you’ll have some questions for us too. Don’t be afraid to get… read more