Study: Re-arrests for serious crimes rare after Baltimore dropped drug, prostitution charges
A new study assessed the impact of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office's no-prosecution policy for low-level drug and prostitution charges.
Good Samaritan law protects drugs users from prosecution, Md. court says
Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law protects from drug possession prosecution not only those who request medical assistance for a suspected overdose but also those for whom help is sought, the state’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday in overturning two heroin convictions. The statute – found at Section 1-210 of the Criminal Procedure Article – states that a […]
Md. top court weighs constitutionality of trunk search
ANNAPOLIS – Attorneys for Maryland and a driver accused of illegal drug possession battled at the state’s top court Friday over whether Montgomery County police were constitutionally justified in searching a car’s trunk after finding illegal drugs in the passenger’s possession only during a traffic stop and after a fruitless search of the vehicle’s interior. […]
Carroll Co. jury convicts drug dealer who bailed on trial
A New York showed up for his drug possession trial in Carroll County but did not return after a lunch recess on the first day.