Are the Police Allowed to Search Your Car In Maryland?

Police officers pull over drivers every day. Whether you run a red light, were speeding, or were texting and driving, an officer can pull you over if they have reasonable articulable suspicion. You may feel stressed and anxious after being pulled over by a police officer. These feelings may heighten if you are asked [...]

By |2022-05-24T14:13:56-04:00May 24th, 2022|All Blog Posts, Criminal Law, Maryland Law, Traffic Law|0 Comments

What Is a DUI and What Are the Penalties in Maryland?

The State of Maryland prohibits drinking and driving. If you drink and drive, you may be arrested, fined, and/or sentenced to jail time. The following is for general informational purposes only and you should consider hiring a lawyer to represent you in court. In Maryland, there are two types of drinking and driving offenses. [...]

By |2022-05-16T14:01:02-04:00May 16th, 2022|All Blog Posts|0 Comments

First Degree Assault in Maryland

Have you been charged with First Degree Assault in the state of Maryland? Knowing what this charge entails and the possible penalties is very important.  What is First Degree Assault? First-degree assault is a serious criminal offense that is committed when a person causes or attempts to cause a serious physical injury to another person without legal justification. [...]

Bicycle Accidents in Maryland

Riding a bicycle is not only enjoyable but it’s also sometimes a means of transportation for some Marylanders. Maryland is a bike-friendly state and is striving to stay that way. In The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly States (BFS) program, the state has managed to stay in the top 15 out of 50 [...]

What You Should Know About Maryland Handgun Laws

Under Md. Code Ann. § 4-203, it is illegal to transport, carry or wear a handgun (concealed or open) without a valid permit. The code also prohibits carrying or transporting a gun on school property, or in a vehicle traveling on a public road, parking lot, waterway, airway, or with the deliberate purpose of [...]

What Documents Should I Have When Filing For Divorce?

When contacting your law firm of choice, your first point of contact will be the paralegal. The paralegal will ask a set of questions that you should be prepared to answer. She or he will also ask that you bring documents to your first consultation. Here is a comprehensive list of documents and information [...]

By |2022-03-21T17:26:31-04:00March 21st, 2022|All Blog Posts|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Know About Legal Separations in Maryland

The process of a separation or divorce can be a very difficult one. Not only emotionally, but it can also be difficult legally. Sometimes couples separate as the first step in dissolving their marriage. But before you and your spouse decide to go down that path, there are a few things you need to [...]

Can I Change Attorneys Pre-Trial?

We recently asked our attorney Raquel Smith if a person can change attorneys pre-trial. This is what she had to say.. "Ideally, you should have a good relationship with the attorney representing you.  What do we mean by a “good relationship”?  Generally, this means open lines of communication and confidence that your counsel has [...]

By |2022-02-07T14:49:22-05:00February 7th, 2022|All Blog Posts, Legal Tips Maryland, Maryland Law|0 Comments

5 Things to Avoid During a Child Custody Battle

Preparing for a custody battle? It’s understandable to be stressed and concerned. You’re likely facing the dissolution of your marriage and may have a lot of pent-up anger towards your ex-spouse. It is quite frustrating to imagine a future where you can only see your children on certain days. Although it is a stressful [...]

By |2022-04-14T14:35:56-04:00January 31st, 2022|All Blog Posts, Divorce, Family Law, Maryland Law|0 Comments

8 Reasons You Should Create a Prenuptial Agreement

Offended because your loved one suggested getting a prenup? Shouldn’t love conquer all? Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and creating a prenuptial agreement is not a negative thing. It doesn’t mean your marriage will fail or that you already have one foot out the door. Creating this important legal document will simply provide a safety net [...]

By |2022-01-07T14:13:03-05:00January 7th, 2022|All Blog Posts, Family Law, Legal Tips Maryland, Maryland Law|0 Comments
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