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Hispanic business owners unfairly targeted by police and health officials Baltimore, MD – Hispanic business owners are accusing Baltimore police and health officials of discriminatory inspections and excessive police enforcement. Nicolas Ramos, the owner of La Rumba, said police stormed his established three times in one month for minor business code violations. According to his lawyer, Miguel…

Bearing Your Cross: Principles and Tips for Cross-Examination At some point during the life of your case, you will probably have to testify.  You may need to testify at a deposition or during trial; either way, you need to be prepared to weather the questions of an opposing attorney.  Below are the three principles to…

DUI/DWI Collateral Consequences – MVA Hearing Once you are arrested in the State of Maryland and charged with a DUI/DWI offense, the arresting officer will confiscate your driver’s license. In exchange, the officer will provide to you a paper license, which will act as your temporary license for 45 days. Once the 45 days are…

6 tips for surviving probation

6 Tips for Surviving Probation Navigating through the criminal justice system can be tricky. Proper representation takes confusion and fear out of the process, as your attorney will guide you through the legal maze that is our justice system. The probationary period, however, begins after the conclusion of the representation for the underlying case. As…

The War on Drugs is ugly

War on Drugs In the 80’s, we saw the “get tough” movement on crime become popular in politics.  Soon, politicians were tripping over each other to seem like they were the toughest guy on the block on issues of criminal justice, culminating in the “War on Drugs” that we still suffer through today.  In its…

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DUI’s – The Break Down Today we are going to talk about getting charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and/or Driving While Impaired (DWI), and the consequences. DUI/DWIs are taken very seriously by law enforcement and our judicial system generally. In Maryland alone, we had just shy of 24,000 DUI/DWI arrests in 2012. In addition to incarceration…

Attorney Asim Humayun provides 3 Things You NEED to Know Before Going to District Court.  

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST, 2014, MARYLAND COURTS CHANGE THE STANDARD OF PROOF FOR FINAL PROTECTIVE ORDERS FROM “CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE” TO PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE   Effective October 1st, 2014, the standard of proof for Final Protective Orders in the State of Maryland has changed dramatically. Before the change, a person seeking a final protective…

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DUIs—Getting Pulled Over What does a police officer look for in a motorist before initiating a DUI/DWI traffic stop? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a list of driving cues indicative of a person driving while impaired. The 24 cues, which were developed after 3 field studies including hundreds of officers, and over…

Civil or Criminal? The first thing one needs to understand when looking at Protective and Peace Orders is the gray area between criminal law and civil law. Clients contact me in panic that they “have been charged with a peace order,” and it is clear that there is some confusion as to the criminal nature…