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Sexual Assault Cases in Colleges and Universities

March 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law Defense,Sexual Assault

  I handle sexual assault and misconduct cases at colleges and universities throughout the country. I  was recently asked to help train faculty , staff and students from  a consortium of  Maryland colleges and universities how to handle sexual assault cases on campus. I provided the defense point of view. My presentation outline is below.   […]

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Sucessfully Fighting Driving While Intoxicated Charges

March 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTING A DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED CASE        I recently tried, and won, a driving while intoxicated case in the District Court.  Every good criminal defense lawyer examines the facts of every case to see if it is defensible before ever considering a plea.      In this case I had a client from out […]

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Strategies to Attack Expulsion and Suspension Hearings

October 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Education Law,Expulsion and Suspension

Since the sanctions against students for sometimes even minor behavior are so Draconian, I have often been able to successfully argue that if school, faculty and staff do not precisely follow the system’s own rules, charges against a student cannot be upheld. For example, in reaction to numerous cases where I successfully challenged expulsions and […]

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Team One Towson Swims in Memory and in Honor of Judge S. Ann Brobst

August 22, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Baltimore Law Community

“There are tears in the nature of things and all things doomed to die touch the heart.” “If we waited for perfect people to be speakers for the dead, all funerals would be conducted in silence.” “But if pressed to say goodbye, that final word On which even the strongest can stumble, I am not […]

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Purple Swim 2013 in memory of Ann Brobst

June 24, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Posted by Carl R. Gold on June 24, 2013 at 10:42am The longer I practice law in Baltimore County, the more joy I get from the collegiality of my Bar Association colleagues. In so many ways we are one big family. To paraphrase John Donne, no one is an island. Each of us is a part of […]

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Judge Brobst – A Remembrance

December 31, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Posted by Carl R. Gold on December 31, 2012 at 3:48pm Imagine walking into the dank, faded yellow old District Court rooms on Allegheny Avenue some 30 years ago.  No security, no computers and no cell phones.  When you open the door to Court Room 1, you see an attractive strawberry blond in a LBD with heels, […]

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Expulsion and Suspension MVLS cases are a Great Way to Learn

December 06, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Posted by Carl R. Gold on December 6, 2012 at 3:21pm   BALTIMORE COUNTY PRO BONO VOLUNTEER by Richard R. Chambers, Deputy Director, MVLS It’s a little known fact that Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service handles a fair number of school suspension cases every year. These matters, decided after a sometimes grueling administrative procedure, not only differ substantively from the typical family […]

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Baltimore County Bar Association Fights Back Against Pancreatic Cancer

August 13, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Posted by Carl R. Gold on August 13, 2012 at 10:45am   TEAM ONE TOWSON ROCKS ROCKY POINT   As the deceivingly tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay lapped the shores of beautiful Rocky Point Park, over a dozen members of the Baltimore County Bar Association family gathered on Sunday, August 5, 2012 to participate in Purple […]

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The Hearing Process for School Expulsion or Suspensions

September 13, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Education Law

Once your client has been charged with an infraction of The Baltimore County Public Schools Student Handbook and the Principal unilaterally decides it is serious enough to warrant a hearing, the Principal refers the matter to one of the Superintendent’s Designees. They are spread out geographically so  where the student attends school will determine which […]

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Mike Radcliffe , R.I.P.

July 25, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Baltimore Law Community

Mike could have been the quintessential “good old boy” and lorded over the rest of us young lawyers all scrambling to make a living. With his dad’s reputation and his connections Mike had no need to reach out to others. Anyone who knew Mike knows nothing could have been further from the truth. He was […]

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