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How the Separation Date Could Matter in Your Divorce

While you are likely most concerned about when your divorce decree becomes official, the date you and your spouse separated could also be a major factor in the dissolution of your marriage. In general, the date of separation is the date when spouses stopped living together as a married couple. The most common scenario is… Read More »

It is Possible to Have Juvenile Records Expunged

Most people do stupid things when they’re young. For some, that means getting in trouble with the law and possibly having it follow them for the long term — well after they have straightened themselves out and gotten their lives on the right track. A juvenile criminal record could continue to haunt them, preventing them… Read More »

Important Information on Filing for Divorce in Maryland

The process of filing for divorce can be complicated if you do not have a legal background, even if you and your spouse agree on most issues and you believe that your dissolution of marriage will be relatively stress-free. To begin the process, you must complete a form called the Complaint for Absolute Divorce, which… Read More »

What You Need to Know About ‘Crimes Against Public Safety’

A crime against public safety is any action that does not necessarily affect individuals, but leads to danger for the public at large. This can be a complicated issue, and it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you’re facing these charges. The following are some factors to consider related to crimes… Read More »

What Do Prosecutors Consider a Sex Crime in Maryland?

In general, a sex crime is any action that knowingly causes another person to engage in a sexual act he or she did not want to participate in. This could be by means of either force or threat. Depending on the type and severity of the offense, sex crimes may be either misdemeanors or felonies…. Read More »

Key Questions to Ask Witnesses After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident and other individuals who were not directly involved were there to see it, these witnesses can be a valuable resource when it comes to seeking compensation for injuries and damage to property. Witnesses may make statements to police, insurance companies and court officials, helping establish who was legally… Read More »

How to Report a Car Accident to Insurance Company, Authorities

After a car accident, there are as many as three entities to which you should report the incident (depending on its severity). These include the police department, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and your insurance company. It’s important to be proactive in notifying these entities to best protect your interests, especially if you’ve suffered… Read More »

Maryland Neighborhood Concerned about Street Safety After Most Recent Accident

Milton Avenue in Fallston, Maryland, has become a safety concern for many of the West Grove neighborhood’s residents, especially after a recent accident on the morning of Saturday, January 14. That morning, local residents heard a loud crash resulting from an accident that left a car standing on its nose with its bumper ripped off,… Read More »

5 Injured in Charles County School Bus Accident

Five people suffered injuries in a recent school bus crash in Charles County, Maryland. According to the local sheriff department’s Traffic Operations Unit, the crash occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on Bryantown Road in the city of Waldorf. The bus reportedly collided with a passenger car, spinning out and landing on its side. There were… Read More »

Man Charged for Role in Fatal New Year’s Impaired Driving Accident

A Maryland man is facing charges after an alleged New Year’s Day impaired driving accident in Virginia that resulted in the death of another driver. The crash, which claimed the life of a 21-year-old victim, happened on Route 19 about a mile south of the intersection with Route 58 in Russell County. The 41-year-old driver… Read More »

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