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Whether you have been charged with drunk driving, a serious traffic offense, or accused of another serious crime in the Ocean City, Maryland region, you should invest in your future by seeking the best in experienced criminal defense. Do not lose any more of your precious time or your precious rights! Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer, Cullen Burke for more information …

Probation Issues

PROBATION ISSUES – In many ways, violation of probation cases are much more serious than the underlying offense. The burdens of proof are lower for the State. The rules of evidence are more relaxed. In other words, it’s easier for the State to put you in jail for a VOP than for the original offense. And…to make matters worse, the …

Juvenile Offenses

JUVENILE OFFENSES – These are tricky situations. They are easy to underestimate. You will hear: “It’s only a juvenile offense.” Don’t believe it. Some juvenile offenses can result in detention (juvenile imprisonment). Others can be moved to adult court. There’s a completely different set of procedures and nomenclature involved with juvenile proceedings. It requires specialized legal assistance. If you need …

Firearms Violations

Criminal Defense: FIREARMS – First, let me emphasize that I believe strongly in our Second Amendment rights. I am a gun enthusiast, competitor and certified NRA instructor. But the gun laws in Maryland are some of the toughest in the nation. And the ways they are enforced are modeled on the Strict methods used by the Federal government. MANDATORY jail …

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Traffic Offenses

These include less complicated and simpler things like speeding and stop sign violations. Just because they may seem to be uncomplicated from a legal perspective, they should not be trivialized. Minor traffic violations can cause points to accrue on your driving record. A direct result of point accumulation is the increase in your insurance premiums as well as the suspension …

Theft

Have you been charged with THEFT? Cullen Burke, Esq. (410) 723-6500 | Office Number Judges in the jurisdictions where I practice take theft cases very seriously. It is not uncommon for jail sentences to be imposed. Don’t fool yourself by thinking “It was only a $20 T-Shirt…I won’t go to jail. That’s such a petty theft…” The value of the …

Drug & Narcotic Offenses

DRUGS AND NARCOTICS – I know: you were just trying to have a little fun and blow off some steam, right? Or…you’re just the courier or “little fish” and should just receive a “slap on the wrist.” Well, in case you haven’t seen a pattern by now, Drug cases are prosecuted and taken seriously on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. …

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Sex Crimes

SEX CRIMES – It goes without saying that these crimes are not always what they appear. But it also goes without saying that these types of charges are handled very carefully by the State. You can expect everything you say in your defense to be treated with suspicion…and everything the alleged victim says to be treated with great deference. This …

Question: Should you let your Child Choose his/her own lawyer?

The answer is: NO (Stopping reading now is optional) Let me ask another question: Would you let your child decide whether or not you should refinance your house? Why? The same rules apply to the selection of a lawyer. They don’t have your life experience. Your child will be focused on the fact that he is “right” and the cop …