Morgan E. Leigh at Scrofano Law, PC, created free resources explaining Maryland Stay-at-Home orders in detail

WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Scrofano Law, PC, top criminal defense firm, is currently practicing social distancing law by explaining clients and the public how to interpret local government’s orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Morgan E. Leigh MD criminal attorney at Scrofano Law explained Maryland Stay-at-Home Order and how can all the rules be applied to day to day activities.

Governor Larry Hogan enacted a stay-at-home order for the State of Maryland on March 30, 2020, and it will remain in effect until it is explicitly extended or rescinded.

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government has determined that it’s necessary to control the direct movement of people as well as to control the use and occupancy of buildings. What’s important for the public to understand is that violation of this order is a misdemeanor criminal offense that is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000,” said MD criminal attorney at Scrofano Law, Morgan E. Leigh.

One exception to the stay-at-home order is allowing travel to and from Essential Businesses. All stores that sell food, such as groceries and convenience stores, have been deemed essential. For those residents in more rural areas of our state, the Governor has included stores that sell livestock and farming supplies as essential.

“There are several exceptions to the stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order, one of which is non-essential business conducting minimal operations. It is also an essential activity to care for a family member, pet, or livestock in another location. However, while the order does permit exercising outside while maintaining social distancing requirements, it does not permit leisure activities such as picnicking and reading books in the park. The order also makes it a criminal offense to have gatherings of more than 10 people. It doesn’t matter whether it’s public or private property,” Leigh added.

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh and the legal team at Scrofano Law have posted numerous videos where they have explained each component of the stay-at-home orders for the public issued in DC, MD, and VA in simple terms.

Morgan E. Leigh MD criminal attorney joined Scrofano Law, PC, in 2020 to head up the Firm’s Maryland Practice Area. She has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights and freedoms of individuals charged with criminal and traffic crimes in Washington, DC, and Maryland. Ms. Leigh is a fearless advocate who has seen first-hand how the criminal justice system can destroy lives and futures.

After finishing law school, Ms. Leigh worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County, where she litigated thousands of cases on behalf of indigent defendants. In 2015, she set out on her own to take the experience she gained and fight for individuals as a private attorney.

She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is an active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense as well as the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association.

Scrofano Law, PC, is located at 406 5th Street NW, Suite 120 Washington, DC 20001. This law firm also has offices in Maryland, located at 2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700 Chevy Chase, MD 20815. You can contact them via phone at 301-916-4226 to schedule an appointment. Online inquiries can be submitted by filling out a brief form on their website. Visit their website or their Facebook page for additional information.

After finishing law school, Ms. Leigh worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County, where she litigated thousands of cases on behalf of indigent defendants. In 2015, she set out on her own to take the experience she gained and fight for individuals as a private attorney.

She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is an active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense as well as the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association.


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