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Maryland Legislature Advances Ignition Interlock Bills

Two similar bills have been approved by Maryland’s House of Delegates and Senate, each seeking to expand the state’s ignition interlock program to help prevent convicted drunk drivers from becoming Read More

Modifying Spousal Support Awards in Maryland Courts

In the Maryland divorce process, a judge will often award alimony, which is a form of spousal support. When a judge decides to order alimony payments, he or she specifies Read More

Maryland Ends One-Year Waiting Period for Some Divorcing Couples

Over time, many traditional restrictions on divorce have been removed. Following this trend, some Maryland couples no longer have to live apart for a year before filing for a no-fault Read More

A Low-Impact Crash May Still Lead to Injuries

Although it’s the big crashes on interstate highways that get most of the media attention, many auto accidents actually occur at very low speeds of 10 miles per hour or Read More

Court Denies Civil Liability for Mother Who Allowed Underage Drinking

Maryland courts traditionally have not held bars and other alcohol purveyors responsible for the drunken misconduct of those they have served. A family recently tested this standard to see if Read More

Wrongful Death Claims Can Survive Beyond Medical Malpractice Time Frame

The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims starts to run at the date of the death, even if a medical malpractice Read More

Advocates Seek to Revise Child Support Requirements for Former Prisoners

One often-overlooked effect of a parent’s prison sentence is the debt that they accumulate by missing child-support payments during their incarceration. In a way, the financial obligation resembles a large Read More

Ignition Interlocks Proposed as Part of Tougher Drunk Driving Laws

A tragic December accident that killed a police officer has increased calls to mandate ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers in Maryland. On December 3, while on the Read More

Legislators Seek to Restrict Maryland Civil Asset Forfeiture

Even if you are only suspected of a crime, law enforcement can seize your property. This practice, known as civil asset forfeiture, is now being challenged by a bipartisan group Read More

Special Requirements for Maryland Tort Claims Against Government Bodies

If you are injured in a fall on state-owned property or through the actions of a government worker, you must follow specific rules in order to bring a tort claim Read More

DWI Suspects Must Submit to Both Drug and Alcohol Tests if Requested

It’s well established that by operating a vehicle on Maryland roads, drivers give their implied consent to a test to determine if they are unlawfully impaired by alcohol or drugs. Read More

Maryland Decriminalizes Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

On October 1, 2014, legislation in Maryland took effect that reduced the sentence for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana to a civil offense, punishable by a fine Read More

Could a Long Separation Before Divorce Harm Your Case?

There are many good reasons to have a long-term separation, but it’s worth noting that there could be potential downsides when it comes to the financial elements of a divorce. Read More

Your Rights When Hurt Due to Negligent Snow and Ice Removal

The January 2016 snowstorm that blasted Maryland and much of the Northeast stranded people in their homes for days and brought travel to a standstill. Even after all of this Read More

Could a Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?

When a motorist strikes a pedestrian, the common wisdom is that the driver is almost always at fault. In fact, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “the pedestrian always has the Read More

Maryland Marijuana Paraphernalia Laws

On October 1, 2014, legislation in Maryland took effect that reduced the sentence for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana to a civil offense, punishable by a fine Read More

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