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Frequently Asked Questions

Many clients and prospective clients have asked our Maryland criminal attorneys a number of questions regarding legal representation. Here are a few questions that have been posited to our attorneys and their corresponding answers. We hope you find them helpful in your search for representation. If you have been charged with a crime in Maryland, call Kush Arora Attorney at Law at (301) 761-4842 or (410) 734-2675 for a free consultation.

Probation in Maryland
Kush Arora: Somebody is placed on probation if they have been found guilty or plead guilty to a particular charge in front of the judge and the judge has decided not to impose the maximum penalty associated with the case. By placing an individual ... Read More
Definitions
Affidavit A statement of facts sworn to or affirmed before an officer who has the authority to administer an oath, for example a notary public. The person making the signed statement (the affiant) takes an oath that the contents are, to the best of t... Read More
How is the potential punishment for a given offense determined?
Kush: In Maryland, when a person is found guilty of committing a particular offense, there is always a maximum penalty associated with that offense. We do have common law offenses in Maryland, which don’t carry a penalty specifically and for which ... Read More
More Benefits of Hiring a Private Criminal Lawyer
Kush Arora: You are given a couple of different options after you’re charged with a criminal offense. Constitutionally, you’re free to represent yourself in criminal court. That means that you are entitled to walk into a courtroom, make the sa... Read More
Why Should I Hire a Private Criminal Defense Attorney?
I get this question quite a bit. Working with private defense counsel really has an advantage, just based on the amount of personal attention that you get. That’s probably the most significant difference between working with a private defense attor... Read More
If I am being accused of a crime, but I have not been charged or arrested, what should I do?
If you know that what you are being accused of is a serious misdemeanor or felony, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you have been contacted or questioned in person or via phone by a law enforcement officer, FBI agent, or a pr... Read More
Can I refuse to consent to a search or to speak to a police officer in Maryland?
If a police officer wants to search my car, my home, or my person, do I have a choice? Kush: It depends on what the search is and how the search is being effectuated. If an officer wants to search your home, he’s not allowed to walk into your ho... Read More
What is the next step if I decide to retain an attorney?
Your attorney will review a representation or retainer agreement with you. Be sure you understand all the terms and conditions of this representation including cost for representation, fees for hiring experts or investigators, and any penalties the c... Read More
Can I get a lawyer for a bond hearing in Maryland?
Kush Arora: You should always have counsel at a bond review hearing. A bond review hearing usually takes place almost immediately after you are arrested. It is an opportunity for a judge to preside over your case and determine whether or not a bond s... Read More
How do I find the best criminal lawyer in Maryland for my case?
For someone charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Maryland, the prospect of a criminal conviction can be terrifying. Whether you are facing a short stint in county jail or a lengthy prison sentence, any time behind bars takes you away from your fa... Read More
When should I hire an attorney during the course of an investigation?
Kush: It’s important for you to hire a lawyer the minute that you feel like you’re being investigated for something. Most of the time, people don’t know about an investigation or don’t need to hire a criminal lawyer until they’ve actually b... Read More
How do I find a criminal lawyer in Maryland?
Being charged with a crime in Maryland can be a stressful situation as you try to protect yourself and your family from the possible consequences of a criminal conviction. You probably have a number of questions about your misdemeanor or felony charg... Read More
Is it important to hire a lawyer who practices criminal law?
Is it important to hire a lawyer who practices criminal law? It is impossible for a licensed attorney to possess expertise in all areas of law. Individual lawyers must concentrate on one area in order to provide comprehensive legal service with exper... Read More
How do I find the cheapest Maryland criminal lawyer?
How do I find the cheapest criminal lawyer in Maryland? The expense of a Maryland criminal charge can start adding up as soon as you are arrested. Bail, impound fees, lost wages from missed work, and court costs are just a few of the unexpected expen... Read More
How Do I Prepare For a Court Date?
Kush Arora: The most important thing to do on your first court date is to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for court. It’s always important to look neat. For men I usually advise that slacks and a button-down shirt with nice dress sh... Read More
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