jimcorleylaw

Maryland Attorney, focusing on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury cases. Centrally located in Baltimore County, near Towson.
jimcorleylaw has written 26 posts for Baltimore Injury Attorney

Cafeteria Style Law Enforcement: The Idea That We Can Pick And Choose Which Laws To Follow Or Enforce

Should you have to follow a law that you don’t believe is “just” or “righteous” or even constitutional?  If so, should someone else have to follow a law just because you think it IS valid?  These questions seem to be more and more prevalent in today’s society.  Who should decide what laws to follow and when should … Continue reading

Should Standing Up Against Terrorist Threats Open You Up To Liability?

Sony Pictures’ release of the movie “The Interview,” in which James Franco and Seth Rogen attempt to assassinate North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has resulted in significant threats of violence at or against any theater that shows the film.  As a result, Sony announced that it would allow the individual theaters to choose whether to … Continue reading

Why I Chose to Hang My Own Shingle and Start My Own Firm

When my mom found out that I was opening my own firm, her response was classic. She said to me, “I knew that it would happen one day, because you don’t play well with others!” Thanks Mom! But it was the truth, and not necessarily in a bad way. You see, many attorneys, me included, … Continue reading

‘This Is My Jail’: Baltimore Corruption Case Goes To Trial

Originally posted on CBS DC:
BALTIMORE — Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption…

Maryland Legislature to Review a Bar’s Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents in 2014

Last year I blogged about the Maryland Court of Appeals taking a look at the possible liability of a bar in relation to drunk driving accidents.  In its ruling on that case, Warr v. JMGM Group, LLC, 433 Md. 170 (2013), the Court stated that this issue involved significant public policy issues that would be better … Continue reading

“Ask a Lawyer” Websites: What You Need To Know BEFORE You Ask

There are many websites and forums available to the general public to pose legal questions, which are then answered by “attorneys.”  I participate on some of these sites from time to time and often question the wisdom of the people posing the questions, but also regularly question the wisdom contained in the answers.  As a … Continue reading

Stop and Frisk to Receive Face-Lift with New Name

Can changing the name of an over-used, invasive, warrant-less search, known as a “Stop & Frisk” become less offensive, simply by changing the name?  Baltimore City Police think so.  In what appears to be a bad case of deja vu, the City Police are again choosing a re-branding approach to a public relations problem than … Continue reading

What Would Happen If You Actually Demanded Your Day In Court?

Did you know that more than 90% of all court cases, criminal and civil, are never actually decided by a court?  That isn’t to say they don’t make it to court, only that they are “resolved” by way of plea bargain, settlement, or other agreement to dispose of the case without having to present any … Continue reading

Is a Private Attorney better than a Public Defender?

I have a public defender, should I get a real lawyer?  Which is better a paid attorney or a free attorney?  The public defender works for the prosecutors don’t they? If you hang around a courthouse long enough, you will hear these same questions, over and over, in various forms.  The problem is that these … Continue reading

Should I Give A Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company? Will They Deny My Claim If I Don’t? You Do Have the Right to Remain Silent in Your Injury Case!

So you have been in a car accident and the other driver’s insurance company is on the phone asking you to make a recorded statement.  There is only one acceptable answer here:  NO!!!!  You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you!  This does not only … Continue reading