Arkansas Judges Double Up On Halting Executions

Both a state and federal judge in Arkansas have put a halt (for now) to several executions in Arkansas. These executions were scheduled to start next week. I’ve posted this article mainly as a repository for the relevant litigation documents. The New York Times...

Having Your Warrant Recalled in Maryland

Maryland courts take very serious the obligation of showing up to your hearing or trial. If you don’t, absent some unique situation, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest. Normal every day people get busy and sometimes can’t make it to court...

Mirriam Seddiq Interviewed by the Atlantic

Mirriam Seddiq, founder of the Seddiq Law Firm, was interviewed by the The Atlantic this week. Mirriam talks about one of her projects, creating the Americana Muslim Women PAC. What 2016 has felt like for one American Muslim woman. https://t.co/gXrxtj186S...

What is a Hicks Date in Maryland Criminal Cases?

Every defendant has a federal right to speedy trial under the 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution. In addition, each state has their own rules that protect the speedy trial rights of people accused of crimes. Maryland law provides that, under most...

Different Types of Assault Second in Maryland

If the prosecutor has charged you with Assault Second in Maryland there are three ways he or she can try to find you guilty. Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-203. The three types of Assault Second are: Battery. For this type, the State must prove that Defendant caused...

Maryland Peeping Tom Statute

If you are charged with violating the Maryland Peeping Tom Statute you face serious consequences. To be convicted of this crime the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you, “with prurient intended to conduct or procure another to conduct visual...

Charged with Assault 2nd Degree in Maryland: What do I do?

One of the most common charges in the state of Maryland is Assault in the 2nd Degree. Many of our clients are accused of Assault in the Second Degree for very minor things. In fact, an angry girlfriend and a mere accusation can lead to serious potential penalties...