Maryland Immigration Bonds

Many immigrant detainees are deported quickly after being detained because they were not able to get a bond granted at an immigration master calendar hearing, unable to obtain legal representation, or able to post the full amount of their bond.  I have seen Immigration Judges give immigration bail bonds ranging from as little as $3,500…

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Metabolic Ketosis & False Positives with Ignition Interlock System

This post is going to answer several questions pertaining to the interaction between metabolic ketosis and participation in the Maryland Ignition Interlock program.  Before we get into the interaction between these two seemingly disconnected things, it would be useful to have a working understanding of both of the them.  We will start with a very…

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Legal Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

All individuals living in the United States including undocumented immigrants have certain U.S Constitutional rights. If you are undocumented and an Immigration agent (ICE) knocks on your door, know that you have the following rights: You do not have to open the door unless they show you that they have valid search warrant. ICE deportation…

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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) in Maryland

When a person gets pulled over for suspicion of DUI or DWI in Maryland, the police officer will often ask them to perform a set of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), otherwise known as roadside tests.  These are divided attention tests that look at a person’s balance, coordination, and ability to follow a long series…

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Maryland Noah’s Law | Ignition Interlock Program

Noah’s Law went into effect in Maryland on October 1st of the year.  This new law was passed as a result of a fatal accident involving a Montgomery County police officer at the beginning of the year.  It has made numerous changes in the driver’s license penalties associated with Driving Under the Influence and Driving…

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