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Maryland Gun Charges – Illegal Gun Sales Gets Former Police Chief 60 Days in Jail

Practicing law in a metropolitan area, it is common for an experienced Maryland criminal lawyer to represent city employees who have been accused of criminal charges. These individuals can include clerks, elected officials and even police officers. The circumstances are similar in a recent case where a former Maryland chief of police was arrested for stealing a gun and selling it illegally.

Last Friday, David Eichelberger, former police chief of Morningside, was sentenced to serve sixty days in jail after being convicted of Maryland gun charges and theft charges. He was accused of stealing a .40-caliber handgun that was registered property of the Morningside Police Department. Eichelberger then proceeded to sell the firearm out of the trunk of his police car for an unknown amount.

Immediately following the launch of the investigation against him, Eichelberger was fired from his position by Morningside officials. Circuit Court Judge for Prince George’s County, Nicholas Rattal, originally sentenced him to serve five years in prison for the Maryland gun charges, and eighteen months for the theft. In the end however, both sentences were suspended to sixty days, which can be served concurrently. In addition, he is also required to serve eighty hours of community service and pay $300 in fines.

Being accused of criminal charges is a difficult and overwhelming experience for anyone to go through, regardless of occupation. As seen by the example of David Eichelberger, conviction of Maryland gun charges or theft charges can have life-changing consequences, including losing your job, paying fines, and/or serving jail time. For the best protection of your personal liberties and freedoms, it is essential to contact a hard-working and aggressive Maryland gun lawyer. Doing so immediately can not only provide the highest quality legal advice and legal representation, but also help ensure the most positive outcome for your case. Click here to visit Maryland criminal lawyer Kush Arora’s Website.

Proposed Bill in MD Would Require Ignition Interlock For DUI First Time Offenders

Posted On: March 6, 2015
A bill which would require first time DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their car has been proposed in Maryland and backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In addition to ignition interlock, “The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2015″ as it’s been dubbed, would also require first time DUI drivers to participate in a program for six months. The bill has received opposition from some who say that it’s much too harsh and doesn’t distinguish between Read More...

PA Man Charged For 2 DUI’s in One Day

Posted On: March 5, 2015
A Pennsylvania man faced his first preliminary hearing Wednesday (March 4) after receiving DUI charges on the same day 5 hours apart in two different counties. The first took place around 3 p.m. when the man hit a house in Middleton, PA before fleeing the scene and being located by police at his house. Then at 8 p.m. the man got his second DUI after hitting a car and again fleeing the scene this time in Dauphin County, PA. The Read More...

N. Dakota Man Cited For DUI While Driving Zamboni

Posted On: March 4, 2015
A Zamboni driver in North Dakota was arrested on suspicion of DUI during a high school ice hockey game, after spectators noticed him driving erratically while operating the Zamboni. According to reports, police were called and the man was arrested as North Dakota law says anyone operating a motor vehicle must not be under heavy influence of drugs or alcohol. This is reportedly not the man’s first DUI arrest, however it was the first time anyone could remember seeing someone Read More...

Former Ravens Cornerback Charged For DUI

Posted On: March 3, 2015
Baltimore Ravens reserve cornerback Victor Hampton has been arrested and charged for DUI and speeding after being pulled over in North Carolina going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. Hampton allegedly had an open alcohol container in the car and had a blood alcohol content of .10%. In addition, two passengers were charged for having concealed handguns and also having open alcohol containers. Hampton has since been waived by the Ravens.

MD Bus Driver Gets DUI on way to Field Trip

Posted On: March 2, 2015
A bus driver in Maryland was pulled over and arrested for DUI after other drivers called to report a bus swerving and running cars off of the road. Police located the vehicle and found that the woman driving was on her way to pick up kids from a Montgomery County school for a field trip. Police noted there were at least four containers of alcohol on the bus. The driver is being charged with 23 traffic violations including DUI, reckless Read More...