COVID Lost Wages and Child Support
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the legal field to which attorneys must quickly adapt. One of the many areas it has altered is the way in which issues related to lost wages and child support are addressed. The pandemic caused a major uptick in cases involving lost wages due to publicRead More
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 cashRead More
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 domestic violenceRead More
What are the Consequences of Fraud in Maryland?
As Sir Walter Scott wrote, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Scott probably wasn’t referring to fraud per se, but the phrase is apropos. When it comes to fraud, there is no one size fits all when it comes to penalties. The consequences for fraud in Maryland depends on the amountRead More
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 mayRead More
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 changeRead More
How Maryland’s New Tough Equal Pay for Equal Work Law Impacts Businesses
During the 2016 Legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” bill with a 103-33 vote in the House of Delegates and 32-13 vote in the Senate. This bill was pushed by many liberal leaning groups including the Maryland affiliate of the Working Families Party. Last month, Governor Larry HoganRead More
Typical Estate/Probate Attorney Fees in Maryland
What happens to the soul of a person after death remains a great unknown. What happens to the worldly goods left behind – and titled solely in their name – is no mystery. Those items become their estate. Through his or her will, the person bequeaths the estate to beneficiaries and names a person toRead More
Influence of Genetics Within the Criminal Mind
Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Minority Report, set in 2054, focuses on the PreCrime division of a police department. The PreCrime Unit’s job is stopping crimes before they occur. That’s now just 37 years in the future, and it is possible that sci-fi thriller accurately portrays the future. The answer may lie in genetic testing. SocietyRead More
Drug Possession Statistics
Drug possession has become one of the largest crimes in the United States and is a small portion of the parent category: drug offenses. We’ve compiled and organized statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the FBI for your convenience in relation to drug possession charges. Note: All of these statistics do not includeRead More