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Estate Planning Considerations for New Couples

Summer wedding season is in full swing. As new couples undertake the countless hours of planning required for their wedding day, they often do not consider how the changes in their near future will affect their individual estate plan. Take a minute to review these basic estate planning considerations so you can be sure that…

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WBAL Reports on Possible Discovery Violations

On July 5th, Judge Barry G. Williams ruled that state prosecutors violated discovery rules by not turning documents over to the defense, and as a result may not use thousands of pages of training documents in the trial of Lieutenant Rice. In anticipation of the beginning of Lieutenant Rice’s trial, WBAL asked Baltimore Defense Attorney,…

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Andrew I. Alperstein Interviewed by WBAL-TV

Andrew I. Alperstein was interviewed by WBAL-TV in conjunction with the recent arrest of a man who allegedly threatened several jurors at the Mitchell Courthouse in downtown Baltimore.  Although Mr. Alperstein is not the man’s defense attorney, he offered his legal opinion in regards to the circumstances surrounding the case and the allegations: “This kind…

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Message from the Founder

By: Arthur Alperstein I am very proud to announce that we have added a new member to the Alperstein and Diener team.  As of June 2nd Alexander “Sandy” Steeves is a full-time attorney working on criminal and domestic matters.  I have known Sandy since his days as a clerk for Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey…

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New Marijuana Legislation in Maryland

New Marijuana Legislation: On Monday, April 14th, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Senate Bill 364 which decriminalized possession of small amounts of Marijuana.  The legislation will go into effect on October 1st, 2014.  What it means: Decriminalization is not the same as legalization, and it is not true that marijuana will be legal in Maryland.  What is true…

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When a Warrant Warrants Criminal Defense

The Baltimore lawyers at Alperstein & Diener explain the benefits of having criminal defense representation if there is an arrest warrant out in your name. People make mistakes from time to time.  However, even something as simple as a traffic ticket can result in something as serious as a bench warrant.  One may be issued…

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Alperstein Law supports Baltimore Child Abuse Center through Be a Hero event

The Baltimore Child Abuse Center recently hosted the “Be a Hero” event to promote awareness about child abuse and to engage the community with ways to prevent and respond to child abuse. The event honored members of the Baltimore community who have demonstrated a commitment to keeping children safe from sexual abuse. Alperstein & Diener is has…

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Things to Consider When Hiring an Attorney

The Baltimore criminal defense lawyers at Alperstein & Diener explain some of the advantages to consider when hiring a criminal defense attorney. Being accused of a crime can be scary and confusing.  People often do not know the best way to proceed or whether to hire a lawyer.  Sorting out criminal charges without the help…

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Will Breathalyzers Be Able to Detect Drugs Too?

Many states, including Maryland, have laws against driving under the influence of drugs.  But currently there is no equipment to test it on the road.  New research may change that. Police officers have been using roadside breathalyzers to test a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for decades.  However, to date, there has been no roadside…

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