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This blog post is meant to shed some light on the Maryland self defense law. By self defense, I am referring to a person’s use of physical force to repel a physical attack by another person. This post deals with the concept of Maryland self defense law…

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As of October 1, 2014, it became much easier to get a final peace order or a final protective order in Maryland courts. Earlier in 2014, Maryland lawmakers voted to lower the burden of proof that petitioners must meet in order for courts to issue final…

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The purpose of the following post is to answer some frequently asked questions concerning the brand new Maryland marijuana citation law, set to take effect on October 1, 2014, and how it will interact with existing marijuana laws. Please keep in mind that…

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Based on my experience working with defendants in thousands of Maryland possession cases, most non-lawyers are surprised to learn that the legal concept of possession differs from the dictionary definition of possession. Where the typical dictionary…

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At the time this is being posted, Maryland is among the group of 20 states (including DC) that imposes a tax on estates at the state level. This estate tax means Maryland estates have to pay a one-time tax in the year in which they are settled. For now,…

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Maryland defines the crime of Reckless Endangerment under § 3-204 of Title 3 of its criminal law. Under this section, the law provides that a person may not recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury…

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Maryland child support orders, once issued, do not change on their own. In order for the amount of child support required in an order to either increase or decrease, the court that issued the order will need to issue a modification. Maryland courts will…

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Separating from a spouse is never just as simple as filling out a form and moving out. Separations require individuals to unravel the finances of their marriage and to decide, in a rational manner, how children, pets, and marital property will be shared…

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Title 3 of Maryland’s Estates and Trusts Code covers what happens if you die without a will. This portion of the Code is titled “Intestate Succession and Statutory Shares.” It provides explicit instructions to the judges of Maryland’s orphan’s courts…

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In Maryland people can be charged with theft who, in common terms, didn’t steal anything at all. This is because current Maryland theft law prohibits a wide range of actions, some of which most people don’t think of as theft. The … Continue reading →
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