What About Maryland’s Speed Camera Law?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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How does Maryland’s speed camera law work?  Are speed cameras legal in Maryland?  Can you challenge speed camera tickets? Like it or not, speed cameras are a reality. And they are making a LOT of money for state and local government, so they aren’t going anywhere soon. If you drive, you need to read this…

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When Can You Legally Leave a Child Unattended in Maryland?

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Most of us know it is simply common sense not to leave a young child unattended. But did you know Maryland has a specific law on this subject? Did you know Maryland provides an exact age requirement for leaving children unattended? Do you know what that age is? You should! Eight is the Magic Number…

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Surviving Jury Duty

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

At some point in their lives, every Maryland resident can expect to receive a letter in the mail summoning them to jury duty. Nobody likes having to do it, and no one thinks too much about it until they’re called. Well, what do you do now? In this post, we will explain everything you need…

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Are Private Zoos Legal In Maryland?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Could your neighbor run a private zoo in their backyard like the one in Ohio that made national news the other day? (Note: This post references a major news story from 2011 where an Ohio man owned a bunch of lions & tigers in his private zoo, and he released them before committing suicide. This…

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Drones vs Landowners – What Can You Do?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

What are the rights of Maryland landowners if a drone flies over your property? What laws do drone operators have to abide by in Maryland? We will tell you what you need to know. I had a drone flying over my property not long ago. I thought it was sort of cool and unique at…

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Can You Record Phone Calls in Maryland?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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With all the technology we have at our disposal these days it seems that video and audio recording has become normal. In fact, it seems like our entire lives are being recorded in video or audio form. This may lead you to believe that it is perfectly legal to record another person on a phone…

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The Advance Medical Directive

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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What would happen to you if you had a major medical emergency, and you were in a coma or vegetative state?  Unless you have already taken steps to provide legal instructions otherwise, the hospital will use all reasonable means to keep you alive – whether you want that or not. The document that gives you…

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The Durable Power of Attorney

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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When someone comes to us for a will, we usually explain why they also need a durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney gives someone the legal authority to handle your financial affairs even if you are disabled. If you become disabled without a power of attorney in place, your loved ones will…

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Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Insurance

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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(Updated for 2018) A new law just went into effect in Maryland which dramatically changes the way your car insurance works. But you have to know about it yourself, and choose it if you want it. This law will be of enormous benefit to you if you ever get into a car accident and find…

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Move Over! Or Get Pulled Over!

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Ever heard of Maryland’s “Move Over” Law? Probably not. And you aren’t the only one. Most states have laws that few people know about, but which could land you in Court with a big fat ticket. The “move over” law is just such a law in Maryland. The law is actually a great idea. It is…

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