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What is the Difference Between DWI and DUI in Maryland?

By Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered |

Today the subject for examination involves the difference between the Maryland crimes of driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI). The following sections will explore the laws and penalties in Maryland for DWI and DUI. What is the Definition of DWI in Maryland? Under Maryland state laws, it is unlawful to… Read More »

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What is the Maryland Approach to No-Fault Divorce?

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The subject for discussion involves an exploration of no-fault divorce in Maryland. In essential terms, no-fault divorce involves a decision by either spouse to end their marriage for any reason. This is different from at-fault divorce, where there is conduct by either spouse that justifies termination of marriage, such as adultery or domestic violence…. Read More »

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Exploring the Characteristics of a Peace Order in Maryland

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The subject for examination today involves an exploration of a vital mechanism for protecting the victim of certain criminal acts or threats from the alleged perpetrator – the peace order. In general terms, a peace order is a legal device designed to prevent additional criminal acts and keep an alleged perpetrator away from the… Read More »

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Explaining Drug Possession and Distribution in Maryland

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The topic for discussion today is an exploration of an important facet of Maryland criminal law – drug possession and drug distribution. The following sections will outline key definitions and penalty structures associated with Maryland drug laws. What are the Laws in Maryland Concerning Drug Possession? As outlined in Code of Maryland Section 5-601,… Read More »

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Protective Orders in Maryland

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The topic for exploration today is an important consideration for any domestic violence dispute – protective orders. This type of order is a legal mechanism designed to protect victims from continued abuse. The following sections will explore the different characteristics of protective orders under Maryland law. What is a Protective Order in Maryland? Protective… Read More »

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Surveying Marital Separation Agreements in Maryland

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Many spouses work through countless issues without resorting to divorce. But in certain cases, it may be in the best interest of both spouses to end the marriage. In those situations, it can be beneficial for the spouses to pursue a marital separation agreement. What is a Marital Separation Agreement in Maryland? A marital… Read More »

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Explaining Child Custody in Maryland

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Today we will examine a vital aspect of family law in Maryland – child custody. There are seven different types of child custody in Maryland. We will explore state-specific considerations for each type of custody in the following sections. What is Legal Custody in Maryland? Legal custody refers to the power to make decisions… Read More »

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Intoxicated Maryland Man Crashes into State Police Patrol Car

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A 51-year-old Maryland man was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after smashing into a state police patrol car, according to an article by NBC 4. This traffic accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. At that time, a Maryland state police trooper stopped to help another driver change a… Read More »

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What is the Legal Approach to Domestic Violence in Maryland?

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Today we will explore an important topic in Maryland criminal and family law – domestic violence. This is a fairly sensitive topic, as it involves violence in the home and family context. That is why it is so important to have a firm grasp on domestic violence laws and protections. Definition of Domestic Violence… Read More »

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Explaining Absolute Divorce in Maryland

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In this post, we will explore an important topic in Maryland family law – absolute divorce. Unlike limited divorce, which is similar to a legal separation, absolute divorce represents the permanent end to a marriage. But before we delve into the details of absolute divorce, we need to review the residency requirements for divorce… Read More »

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