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JAY-Z’s Prose v. 4th Amendment

A Breakdown for the Cops and Robbers: JAY-Z’s Prose v. 4th Amendment BY: David Zwanetz, Esq. Once upon a time, I was 15 years old and skateboarding with friends across from the Columbia Mall in Howard County, Maryland. We were practicing our moves next to a large fountain in the town’s center when a lone…

I Smell a Rat, Not Marijuana – Here’s How the Police “Smell Test” Affects Everyone

For years, police have been using the claim of smelling marijuana as probable cause to search individuals, vehicles, and personal property. And while this measure is considered legal in Maryland, it doesn’t mean that it’s fairly and accurately administered. In fact, courts have consistently ruled that detecting the odor of marijuana is unscientific and doesn’t…

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA): The Green Law Firm

The attorneys and staff at Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation to our clients, impeccable client/customer service, and we are also dedicated to being the Greenest law firm that we can possibly be. We do what we do because: We care about our clients We care…

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA)’s First Jury Trial of 2015

In January, when our first newsletter of 2015 was published it read: “2014 was another strong year for Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) and for the firm’s clients…..The firm’s three Criminal Defense Attorneys, won each and every jury trial, getting NOT GUILTY verdicts for our clients regarding their cases which were litigated in different counties…