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D.C. Council Takes Up Tax Sale Reform Bill

D.C. Council Takes Up Tax Sale Reform Bill

District of Columbia Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced legislation this week aimed at changing how the city manages the sale of properties with delinquent taxes, from requiring more notice to homeowners to lowering the interest rate and placing caps on attorney fees. The bill (PDF) stems from a recent push for reform by a […]

Hogan Adds Partner to Health Practice in D.C.

Hogan Adds Partner to Health Practice in D.C.

Hogan Lovells has bolstered its health practice with the addition of an attorney to its Washington office. Charles Clapton, former health policy director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, joins as a partner. At his post as health policy director, Clapton helped with both the Affordable Care Act and the Food […]

Ex-Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Agee Slated to Plead Guilty in ex-wife’s Slaying

Ex-Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Agee Slated to Plead Guilty in ex-wife’s Slaying

A former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife during a Memorial Day 2011 crime spree is scheduled to plead guilty today to that killing and to other offenses, according to online court records. Jonathan Ashley Agee, 33, had been set to proceed Jan. 22 with a nine-day trial on charges of […]

Judge Shortage Causes Concern in Fairfax

Judge Shortage Causes Concern in Fairfax

By Kali Schumitz. When judges retire, positions are held vacant until governor, General Assembly act to fill them. Retirements have created judicial vacancies in the Fairfax court system and, unless additional state funding is identified, those positions will remain vacant. The Fairfax Bar Association is leading an effort to get the Virginia General Assembly to […]

Justices uphold Fairfax Man’s Death Sentence

Justices uphold Fairfax Man’s Death Sentence

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected several claims raised by Mark E. Lawlor. He was sentenced to death for the 2008 sexual assault and murder of a woman in the apartment complex where he worked as a leasing agent. […]

Judge OKs Execution of Va. Inmate Asking to Die

Judge OKs Execution of Va. Inmate Asking to Die

A federal judge refused Thursday to block next week’s execution of a Virginia man who strangled two inmates and vowed to keep killing unless he was put to death. U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad ruled against former attorneys for Robert Gleason Jr., 42, who claimed he was no longer competent to waive his appeals. They […]

Where do I Start when I Start my Business?

Where do I Start when I Start my Business?

By: Kurt Nachtman. Small Business lawyer: Where do I start when I start my business? As a Baltimore Small Business Lawyer, I regularly meet with new clients starting a new business seeking my “lawyerly” advice. Often they immediately want to file for an LLC, open a bank account, and open shop to start selling XYZ. […]

Flex Your Rights: 10 Rules of dealing with Police

Flex Your Rights: 10 Rules of dealing with Police

By: JeremyEldridge. Many of our clients ask what they should do, or how they should act if they need to speak to an officer while driving, on the street or at their home. Simply put, there are 10 rules you should know to protect yourself and to protect your rights, and knowing these rules can […]

What are my 4th Amendment Rights?

What are my 4th Amendment Rights?

By: JeremyEldridge. As a Maryland Lawyer, who practices criminal law, I am often approached by potential clients, friends or acquaintances, concerning the legal basis for a police officer to approach you and ask questions, or even search your person, belongings or vehicle. This blog post is not intended to provide insight into all of the […]

Baltimore DUI: punishment for a repeat offender

Baltimore DUI: punishment for a repeat offender

While we have said before that jail is often not in the cards for a first-time Maryland DUI offender, for a second (or more) offense, it is always on the table. You could be facing up to three years in prison with a mandatory jail sentence. You will either lose your driving privilege or be […]