Misdemeanors Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Booking In and Bailing Out: What You Should Know About Arrests

If you’re arrested, you’ll be booked into jail and will soon face a legal process known as bail review. This is a critical moment in your life when you need the best legal representation possible. What happens next affects your future and your freedom. Most people aren’t prepared for the highly-stressful bail review process until […]

Don’t Violate Governor Hogan’s Executive Order to Stay At Home

Why can you be jailed in Maryland for violating Governor Hogan’s Executive Order to Stay At Home? Here’s what you need to know: I’m sure a lot of Marylanders were concerned when, on Monday March 30, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan announced his Order that dictated, with certain exceptions, “All persons living in the State of […]

October New Laws for Maryland

When the General Assembly passes new legislation, the law will go into effect on either July 1 or October 1 of that year unless otherwise specified.  So just this week, a rash of new laws went into effect.  It is important to be familiar with new laws for as they say, “ignorance of the law […]

Self-Defense IS a Defense in Maryland

At Zirkin and Schmerling Law, many of our potential clients begin their free initial consultation by saying: “I know the laws in Maryland don’t recognize self-defense, but here’s why I hit the other person…” Although this myth about the impermissibility of self-defense in Maryland seems very widespread, it isn’t actually true. In fact, the law […]