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What Are My Rights If I Am Accused Of A Crime In Maryland?

Attorney Eric T. Kirk will tell you.

You have a right to bail, a speedy trial, and due process, among others.


Certainly under Maryland law, you have a right to bail unless a judge makes a determination that there are no set of conditions that would safely safeguard the community. You’re also entitled to have a trial -when it is a circuit court case within 180 days of your first appearance in court, or your attorney’s first appearance, whichever first occurs. Those are rights that all accused individuals enjoy, but certainly anybody, whether they’ve been accused of a crime or not, enjoys their constitutional protections: their fourth amendment right to due process, and to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; their fifth amendment rights against self-incrimination, and their sixth amendment right to counsel.

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