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
What Do I Need to Know About DUI and How Should I Select an Attorney?
In Maryland, a DUI is treated very seriously. Even if the court grants a Probation Before Judgement (“PBJ”) on a Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) or the less serious offense of Driving While Impaired (“DWI”), it can never be expunged (sealed). When charged with a drunk driving offense, you face the possibility of jail time.Read More
When Is It Time to Hire an Attorney for Traffic Court?
When Is It Time to Hire an Attorney for Traffic Court? When the flashing blue and red lights of a police vehicle appear behind you, you may or not know why you’re being pulled over. You do know that it is your word against the law enforcement officer and that any citation could end upRead More
Settling An Estate? Work with a Probate Attorney for Probate Administration/Litigation Advice
It is difficult to deal with our grief when a loved one dies. Our emotional struggles may be compounded by financial and legal stress if we are responsible for overseeing their estate. Probate law in Maryland can be difficult to understand for laypeople and lawyers alike. A probate attorney from the Law Office of BlackfordRead More
What to Do if You Are Experiencing Online Sexual Harassment
If you’re a woman, especially one of the millennial generation, the odds are good that you will experience some type of online harassment or digital stalking. According to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey, 21 percent of women aged 18 to 29 report being sexually harassed online. Overall, 70 percent of females believe online harassmentRead 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 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
What are the Three New House/Senate Bills for Anne Arundel, Maryland?
Since news outlets usually focus on international and national matters, it’s easy for new legislation on the county level to receive less attention than it deserves. In 2016, Governor Larry Hogan signed 106 bills into law, three of which specifically affect Anne Arundel county government. Senate Bill 47 Sponsored by Senator Bryan Simonaire, R-Pasadena, SenateRead More
How the Justice Reinvestment Act Will Impact Criminal Law in Maryland
The Justice Reinvestment Act recently passed in Maryland with the objective of making substantial reforms to the state’s criminal justice system. One of the key themes of this Act is its prioritizing punishment and sentences for inmates based on the nature of the violence in their crimes. The purpose of this Act was to streamlineRead More
What is Bail?
If you are placed in jail, the judge will likely set a bail amount. Many people do not fully understand what bail is and how bail works. It’s common to assume that posting bail is like a “get out of jail free card.” In fact, bail is merely a financial assurance for the court thatRead More