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Understanding the Different Types of Gun Crimes

- Lotze Mosley

Although the United States Constitution grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms, there are a number of legal regulations that govern when and how firearms may be used. Generally, these laws are established on a state-by-state basis, although there are a number of federal statutes specific to the sale or ownership of guns […]

Decriminalized Marijuana Possession Not Criminal Defense Against Search in Maryland

- Lotze Mosley

Maryland is one of the jurisdictions in the U.S. that have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. This means that under Maryland law, possession of less than ten grams of marijuana is no longer punishable by imprisonment, but only by a fine. Does decriminalization of marijuana possession in small amounts automatically make its possession […]

Defective Search Warrant Can Be a Strong Fraud Defense

- Lotze Mosley

Fraud investigators often rely on evidence obtained through search warrants in order to establish fraud cases and other charges of white collar crimes. But a Manhattan court warns that not all evidence seized on the basis of a warrant is necessarily admissible in court, particularly when the search goes beyond the bounds of a reasonable […]

Drug-Related Driving Deaths Higher than Drunk Driving Deaths

- Lotze Mosley

When we hear about DUI charges – Driving Under the Influence – our minds often immediately go to the influence of alcohol. We might assume all DUI crimes involve alcohol, but the truth is that drugs can also cause a driver to be “under the influence.” Higher Death Toll for Drugged Driving The Governors Highway […]

Corrupt Crime Lab Chemist Causes Erasing of Thousands of Convictions

- Lotze Mosley

A recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court has disavowed thousands of drug convictions dating back to 2003. This follows Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts lab chemist, admitting to falsifying drug test results and tampering with samples – corruption that sent tens of thousands of people to jail. Her confession took place five years ago, […]

Security Guard Charged with Sexual Abuse

- Lotze Mosley

A security guard employed at a Maryland high school was arrested earlier this month on sexual abuse charges after he allegedly entered into a sexual relationship with a student. The accused, who has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, allegedly gave the student gifts that included a cell phone, which he used to […]

Police Apprehend Alleged Gang Members in Connection with String of Violent Crimes

- Lotze Mosley

Nine people were arrested and charged earlier this year in connection with the alleged assault and murder of a 15-year-old Virginia girl. The suspects – four adults and six teens – face charges of abduction and gang participation. It is not clear what role each of the accused are believed to have played in the […]

DC Police Pursuing Gun Crime Leads

- Lotze Mosley

With gun crimes reportedly on the rise in Washington and Baltimore, D.C.., the Metropolitan Police Department has stepped up their efforts to seize illegal guns and get them off the streets. Just recently, police said that they have recovered 17 illegal firearms, mostly handguns, in the District of Columbia. The handguns were recovered through the […]

Importance of Criminal Defense for Immigrants in D.C.

- Lotze Mosley

U.S. immigrants face tougher regulations this year as the latest immigration regulations instruct immigration and customs agents to prioritize the deportation of illegal immigrants with criminal records or those accused of criminal offenses. The rules do not distinguish between a misdemeanor or felony conviction, making it possible for immigration officers to deport anyone convicted of […]

Spike in Drug Arrests Points to Unlawful Searches

- Lotze Mosley

Over the last year, there has been a 12% spike in roadside drug arrests, with Virginia seeing a 6% increase. Many defense attorneys question why the numbers have increased. For instance, were more drugs being trafficked in this area or was something different occurring? In particular, were the police perhaps using illegal methods to stop […]