Maryland Criminal Defense

Gary S Bernstein

Handgun Dismissal

The last blog was about reading the statute.  READ the case law as well.  I had a client on his way to target practice with an unloaded gun in the glove box and the bullets in a case in the trunk.  The officer who stoped him for a traffic violation saw the gun and got...

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Harford County Jury Acquits in Leaving the Scene of Accident Resulting in Death and DUI

There was no excitement or smiles after the jury acquitted my client at 7:30 Friday night of the dozen charges brought against him for a July 2020 accident where a wonderful son and friend lost his life. First, about the victim, Alessandro Lori. He was the kind of kid...

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Baltimore County Police Officers Unbelievable Restraint

If you have watched the news you have seen the Body Camera footage of a LA police officer using a "SWAT" rifle to shoot an asshole attacking a woman in a store with a padlock device.  You will also se a police officer with a handgun approaching the assailant as well....

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Make it 6 in a row- no mention of Groucho

Before I could get to the "lying eyes" quote the judge said when I moved to suppress the arrest that this was a close case.  That means no proof beyond a reasonable doubt. But he was impressed with my 5'11" inch 250 pounds of girth performance on the SFSTs. Now the...

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NG 4 and 5- Circuit Court for Baltimore County- Groucho has a Hat Trick

Two jury trials scheduled yesterday but 2 Motions to Suppress the arrests.  I had a really good prosecutor, but I also had the better of the evidence.  The first involved an MDTA officer who was out of his jurisdiction when he stopped my client.  He first saw my...

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NG Hat Trick- Hockey Season has begun- Groucho Marx redo

Well to is actually now 5 in a row, but I'll begin with the 3 in The District Court in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  The next Blog will be yesterday's cases. The first involved a client who was exhausted and missed his exit so he slowed down to 16 miles an...

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2022 Best Lawyers in America

Just announced today that I am included again.

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Harford County DUI Dismissed

This Blog will be vague although the client is writing am ecstatic review.  I occasionally pound away on the fact that you have to check for new cases EVERYDAY.  Too many lawyers are just plain lazy.  There was a recent case that impairs one of the defenses I employ....

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