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How Does Maryland Classify Illegal Drugs into Schedules?

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Any person who commits a drug crime in Maryland — such as possessing, or distributing illegal drugs — can face severe criminal punishment under state law. That being said, the specific punishment often changes based on the type of illegal drug in question. Under Maryland law, illegal drugs are referred to as controlled substances… Read More »

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When Are Maryland Parents Required to Support Adult Children?

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In the State of Maryland, a parent’s child support and care duties typically involve minor children under the age of 18 years old. At that point, children reach adulthood and are responsible for supporting themselves. In certain cases, however, Maryland law requires a parent to support their children into adulthood. Referred to as adult… Read More »

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Interim, Temporary & Final Protective Orders For Maryland Domestic Violence

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Any person who is a victim of domestic violence in Maryland can go to the state courts and ask for protection. Certain petitioners will seek protection in the form of a protective order.  This device enables the judicial system to intervene on behalf of certain domestic violence victims. Whether domestic violence involves assault and… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Family Law Address Nonconsensual Adoptions?

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Maryland family law generally recognizes a parent’s right to maintain custody over their children. In most circumstances, a parent must abandon their child or provide consent in order for an adoption to happen. In other situations, however, it is possible for the Maryland courts to place a child for adoption without parental consent. Though… Read More »

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When Does a Maryland Traffic Offense Result in Driver’s License Suspension?

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When a person commits a traffic offense in Maryland, they can experience various consequences. Major traffic infractions — such as drunk driving or accidents with fatalities — a person can face prison time and criminal fines. For less severe infractions, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) generally assesses points on the driver’s license. Many minor… Read More »

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