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Attorney Blogs in Ellicott City, MD

Welcome to our new attorney blog page. This area is intended to be used as a basic reference area. Content discussed in this area will be broad information on various subjects to help you understand a particular topic or question. It is not intended to be used as legal counsel but as a helpful reference so that you may gain some insight into particular areas of the law.

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How to Expunge Your Criminal Record

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Expunging your criminal record in Maryland is possible under Maryland law. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gcp§ion=10-101&ext=html&session=2014RS&tab=subject5. Expunging a criminal record means that all information about your arrest and conviction are removed from the Court and police records that are open to public inspection. If you were charged with a crime, you may be able to have the matter expunged  … Read more

Do You Have the Right to Consult With a Lawyer Before Taking a Breathalyzer Test If You are Stopped for Suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated

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One of the hallmarks in American jurisprudence is the concept that the accused has the right to consult with an attorney before making any choices in which a party could be exposed to criminal penalties. In a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision, Motor Vehicle Administration v. Deering, the Court of Appeals held that a  … Read more

Documents to Provide Your Attorney

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Clients coming to an attorney for a first visit to discuss a potential divorce are often confused as to what documents will be needed in their case. At a minimum your attorney will want to have the following documents: Any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. Copies of all e mails, texts and/or correspondence between the parties  … Read more

Do Not Use a Company Computer for Personal Business

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It is imperative that if you are involved in a divorce case or a personal injury case that you not communicate with your spouse, friends, relatives or with any other third parties about the issues relating to your personal life on your office computer. This concept also applies to communication with your attorney. Ordinarily communications  … Read more

Getting Sole Custody of Your Child

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The ongoing and somewhat sad saga over sex abuse allegations against film director Woody Allen (brought against him by ex-wife Mia Farrow) is being seen as an alleged case of child abuse. But, at the heart of it, is the residue of a bitter divorce and child custody battle. Agreeing upon the best arrangement of  … Read more

What Should I Wear to Court?

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It is a well-accepted notion that in business one should dress for success. The concept applies equally to courtroom attire, regardless of whether you are involved in a civil or criminal case. Like an interview for a job or an important business meeting, when you are in court you are there to be judged. First  … Read more