Why it’s Never Too Early to Think About Creating a Will

With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can write up a will starting at the age of 18 in Maryland. However, when was the last time you heard an 18-year-old talking about creating a will? In our culture, speaking openly about death is viewed as morbid, and it’s something we avoid at all costs. This is especially the case when we’re young. Most young people are concerned with other aspects of their future, like planning for college and earning a livable wage. At this point, a will seems unnecessary and something reserved for the elderly.
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You Want Your Children to Inherit Your Property. How Can You Get it in Writing?

If you want to pass on your property to your children, you don't want to leave them with complicated legal issues. Unfortunately, it's impossible to guarantee that your wishes will be carried out without estate planning. Many people believe that telling someone how they want their assets to be distributed is enough. However, when you leave your property to your children (or someone else), it's not sufficient to state that you expect this to happen. Writing up a document with a skilled lawyer is the only way to ensure your loved ones will inherit your property.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Celebrating Labor Day

Labor Day honors all the working men and women in our country, and all of those who fought for workers’ rights during the 19th-century Labor Movement. Celebrating Labor Day is an American tradition, and many families plan festivities around the holiday.
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One Mistake Should Not Define the Rest of Your Life. How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

Despite our best efforts, we all make serious mistakes. It’s a part of being human. Sometimes these actions have legal consequences, but you deserve a fighting chance. Let’s say that you stole an item from a convenient store. Maybe you got into an argument at a bar and hit another individual when things got heated. If someone decides to press charges against you, it’s best to hire an experienced legal team who can support you. Without assistance, you could end up with a conviction that permanently alters the course of your life.
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4 Social Media Risks that Could Matter in Criminal Cases

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, and it is a great resource for connecting with others. However, it also can be used for criminal investigations and trials. When it comes to criminal cases, there are all kinds of social media risks you should watch out for. Nobody wants their private life displayed for others to see and judge, but most social media posts are public. When you choose to publish a post that others can view, it’s not just your friends who will have access to it. In a court of law, information on social media can be used against you.
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Should You Agree to a Sobriety Test if Suspected of DUI?

Should you agree to a sobriety test if law enforcement suspects you could be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol? If you were to Google this question, you’d be sure to discover a variety of answers. Some sources may tell you that Maryland’s implied law consent mandates your compliance with any sobriety tests, but that is not the entire truth.
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The Aftermath of a Drug Possession Charge in Maryland

It goes without saying that an incident involving drug possession could come with both short-term and long-term consequences. As such, it’s only natural to feel anxiety in the immediate aftermath of a drug possession arrest. In the interest of securing the brightest outcome for your future, we’ve prepared this blog to outline what you can expect after being arrested for this serious crime.
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