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  • How to Expunge Your Criminal Record in Maryland

    Obviously, everyone would love to have their criminal record expunged, but only some cases qualify. Expungement means information about a criminal offense is removed from court and law enforcement records, as though it never happened. What Types of Records can be Expunged? There are several types of records that may be eligible for expungement. In […]

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  • Can Police Search Your Vehicle Without a Warrant?

    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects you against unlawful search and seizure, which can generally prohibit random searches of your vehicle by police. If the police search your vehicle without a valid warrant, a legitimate reason, or without your permission, they may be violating your Fourth Amendment rights. However, there are some […]

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  • Kushner Companies’ Apartments Being Investigated by Maryland Attorney General

    According to CNN Money, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh may be heading up an investigation into Kushner Companies for potential abusive debt collection practices and poor conditions at several of its Maryland area properties. Westminster Management Media reports surfaced earlier in the year that exposed alleged coercive tactics and inferior maintenance procedures in multi-family properties […]

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  • Some Maryland Residents Get Driving Records Expunged

    One of the new laws that went into effect October 1, 2017 is helping more than 600,000 Maryland drivers expunge their driving records. House Bill 1017 was passed during the 2017 legislative session and allows for automatic expungement of eligible driving records. The new law eliminates the need for residents to apply for expungement, which […]

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  • Maryland Loses Chance at Federal Funding for Untested Rape Kits

    For the third year in a row, Maryland was not awarded any assistance from a federal funding program that would help process a large backlog of untested rape kits in the state. According to The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore County Police Department applied for the federal grant the first two years and was denied both […]

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  • Understanding Maryland’s Impaired Driving Laws

    Drinking and driving in the state of Maryland is illegal, as it is elsewhere in the United States. If you are arrested for an offense related to impaired driving in the state, you can face immediate administrative sanctions, as well as criminal penalties and driver’s license sanctions if convicted. Legal Limit on Blood Alcohol Concentration […]

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  • Why it is Important to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse

    Sexual abuse is an uncomfortable topic on its face, and an even more uncomfortable topic to try and address with your own children. However, shocking cases, like the recent matter of a Charles County ex-school aide charged with 119 counts of abuse, illustrate why these conversations need to happen. It is estimated that at least […]

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  • New House Bill Seeks to Allow Employers to Require Genetic Testing of Employees Through Loophole

    Our genetic structure can tell a lot about the type of people we are, the possible risks of contracting certain genetic diseases, and any predisposition that we may or may not have to certain ailments. Though this is the type of information that is critical to understanding and assessing our health risks and whether we […]

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  • Maryland Bill Proposes Statute of Limitations Extension for Civil Actions Against Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse

    In the United States, when someone violates a law, whether under criminal or civil practice, the victim or the plaintiff will have a certain amount of time to bring either criminal or civil proceedings. The time between the injury or harm and when the victim/plaintiff must bring a claim is called the statute of limitations. […]

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  • Maryland Seeks Stronger Penalties Against Medical Professionals and Others for Not Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

    Children are one of the most vulnerable populations in our society. This is due not only to their age, but the effect that a lack of maturity and inexperience can have on the child’s ability to perceive life situations and encounters with others, whether it is a family member, another child, or a stranger. Children […]

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  • Maryland Bill Will Permit Supervised and Legal Use of Illicit Drugs

    Opioid addiction and drug abuse are serious issues in the state of Maryland, as they are around the country. In Baltimore City, for example, there are an estimated 19,000 people who inject drugs, with at least 481 fatal overdoses reported from January 2016 until September 2016. This represents a 65% increase for the same time […]

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