Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder 25 Years Ago Finally Free

Defense attorneys and legal justice proponents rejoiced last week over news of the release of a 51-year-old New York man who was wrongly accused and convicted of a 1989 slaying in Brooklyn. Jonathan Fleming was in the 25th year of his 25 years to life sentence when he was released Tuesday after new evidence, and old evidence produced for the first time in court, proved his innocence. That included an old hotel receipt, which showed that he was in Florida […]

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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney on Prayer Versus Medicine

Feb. 25, 2014 The fight for religious freedom may conjure up images of opposing groups waging war for the right to practice religion autonomously. But what happens when the fight for religious freedom emerges, not as a battle of armed confrontation, but as a squaring off of conflicting political positions—both of which claim to esteem child welfare as its highest regard? In cases where religious freedom is in direct opposition to child safety, a complex dichotomy exists that challenges civil […]

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Columbia Mall Shootings Hit Home

By Price Benowitz Staff Writer Jan. 28, 2014 A 19-year-old man with no apparent motive shot two people dead and wounded another in a Columbia, Maryland, mall before taking his own life this past weekend. Darion Marcus Aguilar took a taxi to the mall, located about 20 miles west of Baltimore, on Jan. 25, and proceeded to the Zumiez skate and snowboard shop, where he unloaded as many as nine rounds from a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, Howard County Police confirmed. […]

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Maryland Traffic Lawyers Help with School Bus Camera Tickets

By Price Benowitz Staff Writer Jan. 7, 2014 Drivers who illegally pass a school bus could face steep fines thanks to new photo-ticketing technology installed on Montgomery school buses in the New Year. The new enforcement program began last week, with the installation of 25 photo-ticket cameras. They are to be followed by 75 more cameras later this year, and additional cameras will be installed as needed, according to a recent Washington Post article. Authorities were spurred to purchase the […]

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Introducing Our New Pit Bull Lawyer

Price Benowitz is proud to introduce its newest member of the staff, Maryland criminal defense attorney Seth R. Okin Attorney at Law. In addition to his duties as a dedicated Maryland criminal defense lawyer — deftly handling cases ranging from arson and assault to drunk driving and drug offenses — Mr. Okin is also taking over the mantle of the firm’s “Pit Bull Lawyer” blog. The fit is a natural one for Okin, due to his love of the much […]

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