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Drug Possession

In the State of Maryland, a new drug possession law was recently passed. It reduced penalties and fines for illegal possession of marijuana. Under the new and current law, a person in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana faces up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. A conviction for possession of over 10 grams can result in up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Nonetheless, Maryland is still considered one of the worst states to receive a drug possession charge. The penalty for simple possession of a...

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Adultery and Filing for Divorce

In Maryland, adultery is considered a crime against marriage and although prosecutions are rare, it is considered a criminal offense. Adultery is defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person other than that person’s husband or wife. Due to this definition, adultery can only be committed with a member of the opposite sex. Meaning, that a married person who engages in sexual relations with a same sex partner may not be guilty of adultery and although no Maryland court has had to address this issue, if this instance occurs, he or she may be charged with...

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