Firework Laws in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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While fireworks actually predate American history by a few thousand years, fireworks have been a long standing symbol of American Independence since 1777. Original celebrations of our independence included the firing of guns and cannons. While that has understandably fallen out of public favor due to safety concerns (imagine blasting a cannon in your backyard…

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Think Before Adding Children to a Deed

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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We get a LOT of calls from people who want to add their children or another family member to the deed to their house. They have the best intentions – but they may be making a giant financial mistake! You need to seriously consider the tax and financial implications of adding someone to the deed…

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Do you still need estate planning after the 2017 tax law?

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Does the new tax law passed in December 2017 mean you don’t have to do estate planning anymore? No! That is a very incorrect assumption that some people are making. In fact, there are (at least) four good reasons you still need to be concerned about estate planning even after the new tax law. Don’t…

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Your Constitutional Rights in Maryland

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

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Our constitution provides every person certain basic rights to protect themselves from the power of the government. They are so important, but do you know what they are? Do you know how to use them properly?  This is a good overview of the rights that apply to anyone accused of a crime in Maryland. We will…

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The Criminal Legal Process in Maryland

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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There is a very specific process for every criminal case. If you have been charged with a crime in Maryland, it is helpful to understand this process, This post explains the steps that occur in every criminal case from beginning to end. Read it and call us if you need a free consultation about your…

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Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law – Criminal Law Version

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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I have previously written about Maryland’s law protecting good Samaritans who render aid during an emergency situation. They cannot be sued in civil court. You can read all about the civil version of Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law in our blog post here. I recently found out that Maryland also has a similar law protecting Good…

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New Maryland Law Widens Access to Birth Control

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Here is another new Maryland law that took effect January 1 but sort of flew under the radar. It may not have been super newsworthy, but it will have a large effect on many people. It is also sort of a hot button political issue right now. Here is what you need to know. Maryland’s…

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New Maryland Law Cleans Up Your Driving Record

by blackfin | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Maryland has a new law (as of October 2017) that will be of great help if you have old traffic tickets or driving infractions on your record. Many of us have some old speeding tickets and minor traffic infractions on our record – some from years ago. Until recently, Maryland was acting like an elephant….

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Gun Laws in Maryland

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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This is a topic that has certainly been in the news recently. And now there is a local angle after two teenagers were arrested for possibly planning a school shooting at Leonardtown High School, and one of their fathers was arrested for violating gun laws. This post will give an overview of the most important…

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Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Maryland has a new law that affects almost everyone in the state who works. It is known as the Healthy Working Families Act, and it took effect February 11, 2018. Here is Maryland government’s official page explaining it. This act is a sweeping new law that provides several protections for employees who need to take…

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