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Hemp Farming and the Future of Cannabis in Maryland

In October 2019, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted its first Industrial Hemp Conference. This comes at the end of the first year the federal government has allowed hemp to be grown in the state. The benefits are undeniable – hemp has a multitude of uses and is projected to become a major cash […]

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Why is Hiring a Lawyer Better for Writing a Will Than Using Online Software?

The first, and most essential, step in estate planning is composing a will. Your last will and testament let you decide who receives your worldly goods once you die. Think of it as the ultimate financial planning document. Failure to leave a will means your estate falls under Maryland’s law of intestate succession, and your […]

Medical Marijuana vs. Firearms Ownership

Medical Marijuana vs. Firearms Ownership in Maryland

Gunowners in Maryland who want to use medical marijuana to treat their conditions have a tough choice to make: Cannabis or guns? Because marijuana is still federally illegal, those using the plant are banned by federal gun laws from owning or buying firearms. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives notified gun dealers […]

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What Do You Do When You Become a Victim of Domestic Violence?

You may have thought domestic violence would never happen to you – but it has. You’ve not only suffered physical harm, but the incident is tearing you apart emotionally. Those reactions are normal, but it’s essential that you act swiftly to protect yourself. For immediate legal advice, contact us now.   Call 911   The first thing a […]

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What Should Someone Do If They Have a Criminal Record, Primarily Theft, and Can’t Get a Job?

People make mistakes and can turn their lives around. Unfortunately, a criminal record can taint a person for life, no matter how exemplary their behavior after completing any sentence or probation. A criminal record, especially for theft, can prevent otherwise qualified individuals from getting a job. Fortunately, there are some ways in which a person […]

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What is the Difference Between Criminal Defense Lawyers and Trial Lawyers?

In the United States, licensed lawyers all have the right to plead in court. That doesn’t mean criminal defense lawyers and trial lawyers are interchangeable. The latter feel comfortable with appearing in court, and that is the primary part of his or her practice.     Criminal defense lawyers represent those accused of crimes. They […]

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What Happens When a Violation of Probation Occurs in Maryland?

When a convicted person receives probation, they must adhere to the conditions imposed by the judge. Failure to do so can result in a violation. This could mean serving the jail time probation allowed them to avoid. Anyone charged with a probation violation needs an experienced probation lawyer.   Common Probation Conditions The conditions placed on […]

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Maryland Sex Offenders in the Digital Age

We live in the digital age. The modern workplace mandates use of the internet. Life completely offline isn’t feasible for most people, and that includes Maryland’s approximately 8,000 convicted sex offenders. Sex offender rights include some forms of internet access, albeit with monitoring by law enforcement and prompt reporting by the offender of any change […]