Author Archives: SZA Firm

About SZA Firm

Associate Attorney at the Law Firm of Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA), in Columbia Maryland, focusing on all areas of Criminal Defense.

RoboCops: WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN ROBOTS CAN KILL YOU?

  RoboCops: WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN ROBOTS CAN KILL YOU? By: David Zwanetz   As far as years go, 2016 was quite a doozy. Some of the events include the deaths of several beloved celebrities, an unparalleled political divide that made enemies out of friends, waves of ISIS attacks (most notably in Paris and…

Despite All my Rage I am Still just a Rat in a Cage

  Despite All my Rage I am Still just a Rat in a Cage By: David Zwanetz   Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic to live in a democratic society where crucial matters are decided by vote rather than swift, angry order of a monarch or dictator. As the great Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy…

SZA: Not Just Criminal & Traffic Defenders

SZA: Not Just Criminal & Traffic Defenders By: Jason A. Shapiro   When Managing Partner, Jason A. Shapiro, served the state of Maryland as a prosecuting attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County, he was given the opportunity to become Supervisor of the Auto Manslaughter Unit. During his tenure prosecuting at-fault…

Wacky Weed

Wacky Weed BY: David Zwanetz   From a theoretical perspective, the two most fascinating areas of law relate to DUI/DWI and marijuana. My fascination with DUI Law revolves around the bizarre dichotomy where it is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes, while at the same time being completely legal to drink and drive a little…

A Breakdown of the 2015 “Second Chance Act”

A Breakdown of the 2015 “Second Chance Act” Don’t we all deserve a second chance? BY: David Zwanetz   One of the most difficult aspects of criminal defense work is explaining to our clients that a one-time lapse in judgment could result in a record that will follow him or her for life. Next to being…