Steven W. Rakow, Esquire

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Representation For Your Criminal Or Traffic Case: How To Choose The Right Attorney

Most people go their whole lives without ever having contact with law enforcement save for the random, minor traffic ticket. For others, getting in trouble is a matter of routine occurrence and the judicial system is no mystery. About 90% of the population have absolutely no idea what to do when trouble strikes and they…

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Two Laws You May Not Be Aware Of

The next time you buy alcohol or tobacco out of state and transport it into Maryland, think twice. Presently, there are many unscrupulous individuals buying low cost alcohol and tobacco and transporting those products to the New England area for resale. Why? Because the cost of such products is relatively low, but more importantly, the…

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A Brief Overview Of Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Laws

Maryland, like most states, still considers cannabis – more commonly known as marijuana – a controlled dangerous substance subject to strict regulation. Possession of a small amount of marijuana can result in a civil citation and fine. Possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 10 grams or distributing marijuana will result in criminal charges with…

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Understanding Some Of Maryland’s Handgun And Firearm Laws

Maryland’s handgun and firearm laws are among the strictest in the nation. Understanding the laws fully means that one must comprehend both Maryland’s Criminal Law Article as well as the Public Safety Article – statutes that can be quite confusing to the layperson. The Criminal Law Article defines firearms to include handguns, rifles, shotguns, and…

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Noah’s Law: Ignition Interlock Penalties for DUI and DWI

Noah’s Law, or the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, went into effect in Maryland on October 1, 2016. The law, named after Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta who was hit by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop in December 2015, requires those who refuse to take the breath test or who…

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