Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

The Consequences of Violating a Probation Before Judgment in Maryland In a previous post, we discussed a Probation Before Judgment disposition and what it meant for a defendant. Here we answer a common question: what happens if I violate my probation and I have a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ)? A defendant with a Probation Before […]

What is a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) Disposition in Maryland? After a defendant enters a guilty plea, or is found guilty by the judge or jury, the next step in a case is sentencing. However, in some cases, the judge strikes the guilty finding and offers the defendant Probation Before Judgment, or a PBJ (not […]

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 95 million Americans aged 12 and over have tried marijuana at least once. In 2007, there were 24,710 arrests for marijuana offenses in Maryland, with possession accounting for 89 percent of those arrests. Typically, in Maryland, there are three distinct categories into which drug offense […]

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