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Grounds for Divorce – “Mutual Consent”

Effective October 1, 2015, Family Law Article §7–103 will be amended to include the ground of "Mutual Consent." A couple will be able to qualify for an absolute divorce by "mutual consent" if the following four conditions are met: They have no minor children in...

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Houlon Berman Client Acquitted of Second Degree Assault

Houlon Berman's client was charged with Second Degree Assault after a short verbal argument with a customer at his business in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  The customer claimed that he pushed and threatened her, but he claimed that he had been the one assaulted by the...

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Recent Forfeiture Case Featured in News

A recent forfeiture case has been featured in an article by The Montgomery County Sentinel Newspaper. $83,000 in seized funds were returned to Houlon Berman's client. Click here to read the entire article. - Representation in this case by Richard Finci.

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A Free Man after Successful Post-Conviction Hearing

On April 22, 2014, Houlon Berman was able to obtain the release of its 24 year old client after a Post-Conviction hearing.  In 2009, the client, who was only 18 years old at the time and had no prior record, was convicted of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and First...

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Houlon Berman Client Acquitted of DUI/DWI

On Friday March 21, after a 3 hour trial in the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County, Houlon Berman’s 24 year old client was acquitted of charges of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI). The evidence at trial showed that the...

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Auto Accident Settlement for Wrongful Death case

Houlon Berman partner Richard A. Finci with the assistance of partner Alan D. Levenstein, obtained a wrongful death settlement of 1.85 million dollars on behalf of a family last month. The case involved an automobile accident in Prince George’s County between a...

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Court Grants Motion to Suppress Crack Cocaine

Houlon Berman’s client was charged on February 2011 with possession of crack cocaine. He was seen leaving a motel room by undercover officers watching the motel. The officers claimed that when they approached the client, he consented to being searched and the drugs...

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Client Acquitted of Four Major Charges

Houlon Berman’s client, charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, threat to do bodily harm and failure to obey a traffic order, was found not guilty on December 6, 2010 after a Court trial lasting two days in the Superior Court for the District of...

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Currency and Vehicle Recovered in Federal Forfeiture Case

Houlon Berman’s client was the wife of a person convicted of a drug offense in Federal Court. The Government sought forfeiture of numerous bank and investment accounts, vehicles and defendant’s marital home. Houlon Berman successfully recovered currency and vehicles...

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DUI Charges Against Two Houlon Berman Clients Dismissed

In November 2010, Houlon Berman’s managing partner, Richard A. Finci, noticed that two separate clients with District of Columbia DUI cases involving very high breath testing results had retained the firm. Neither client demonstrated extreme levels of intoxication and...

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Hung Jury on Felony Theft Charges

Houlon Berman’s client was charged on October 2010 with felony theft for his involvement in a scheme to obtain diesel fuel for his tractor trailer. The State alleged that the Houlon Berman client would pay cash to an employee of a company with a fuel account. Using...

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Client Acquitted of Armed Carjacking and Related Counts

Houlon Berman’s client, charged with armed carjacking, first degree assault, robbery with a deadly weapon, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to commit armed carjacking, was found not guilty of all charges on July 22, 2010 after a...

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Automobile Successfully Recovered in Drug Forfeiture Case

A Houlon Berman clients Cadillac Escalade was seized after a large quantity of drugs was found inside the vehicle as a result of an investigation. Detectives seized the vehicle for forfeiture and Montgomery County filed a Petition for Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle....

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Feds Close Cases of Former County Assistant Police Chiefs

When asked for a quote as to whether the Houlon Berman client was relieved that no further Grand Jury investigation would be undertaken, Houlon Berman Managing Partner Richard A. Finci stated “relieved only because it’s always stressful to be under question, but we...

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2 Former Md. Officers Cleared in Disability Probe

After a lengthy federal Grand Jury Investigation, no charges were filed against Houlon Berman client, a current Chief of Police and former Deputy Chief. The client was publicly accused of fraudulent conduct related to his benefits from a serious injury sustained at...

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Client Acquitted of Driving Under the Influence

Houlon Berman’s client, charged with DUI in the District of Columbia, was acquitted after a Court trial lasting two days. The client had been involved in an automobile accident, striking a parked vehicle and hitting his head on the steering wheel and windshield....

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Court Rejects State’s Petition for Forfeiture of Home

The Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, denied the State’s Attorney’s Petition for Forfeiture of Houlon Bermans’ client’s home even after he was convicted of a drug felony. The felony case involved the execution of a search warrant at the client’s home and...

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Client Charged in Nine Robberies Acquitted in Third Trial

The Houlon Berman client in this matter was charged in one indictment with nine separate robberies. In order to assure a fair trial, the Houlon Berman attorney fought to separate or sever the case. This Motion was granted and the trials were scheduled to take place...

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Client Acquitted of Attempted First Degree Murder

The Houlon Berman client in this case was charged with attempted first degree murder for his aiding and abetting in a near fatal shooting. The incident arose when the victim in the case was attempting to steal a quantity of drugs from a home at which defendant was a...

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