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Overview Of Prescription Drug Crimes Under Maryland Law

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The topic of drug crimes under Maryland law generally evokes the notion of illegal substances, such as cocaine or heroin. But in addition to prohibitions against possession or distribution of illegal drugs, Maryland also has regulations to govern prescription drugs. The sale, possession, and use of prescription drugs are only legal if accomplished in… Read More »

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White Collar Crimes Against Vulnerable Adults

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Within the domain of white collar crime in Maryland, there is a specific provision to protect vulnerable adults. These individuals require additional safeguards given their status. Accordingly, there are laws against and penalties for this type of offender under the Maryland Code of Criminal Law. Definition of Vulnerable Adults in Maryland The definition of… Read More »

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Is It A Crime To Fail To Pay Child Support In Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, child support ensures that minor children have the resources necessary for their physical and emotional well-being. Typically, child support obligations arise out of a court order or a valid agreement between parents. Once this type of obligation is officially recognized, it can be a criminal offense to fail to pay… Read More »

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What Is The Victims Of Domestic Violence Program In Maryland?

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The victims of domestic violence in Maryland and elsewhere have historically suffered from a lack of protective and supportive services. To address this unfortunate reality, the Maryland General Assembly created the Victims of Domestic Violence Program. Featuring a multifaceted purpose, the Program helps provide support to victims of domestic violence and safeguard them from… Read More »

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3 Components Of Joint Custody Agreements Under Maryland Family Law

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In Maryland and many other jurisdictions, child custody is an extremely important consideration for divorced or unmarried parents. In many cases, the parents are able to construct a joint custody agreement that is mutually agreeable to all parties involved. But if the parents are unable reach mutual agreement, the Maryland courts may intervene and… Read More »

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When Does Maryland Shield Court Records Of Domestic Violence Cases?

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When the Maryland courts deny or dismiss a request for a protective order in an alleged domestic violence case, it is possible to shield the records related to that proceeding. These shielded records are not publicly available. Only certain individuals with a legitimate reason may access these records. What Does it Mean to Shield… Read More »

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Is It A Gun Crime To Possess An Assault Weapon In Maryland?

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Within the arena of gun crimes in Maryland, there are special provisions in place to address assault weapons. From a general standpoint, assault weapons tend to have large magazines and the ability to fire quickly, whether in semiautomatic or automatic fashion. These weapons were likely designed for combat and, thus, are extremely deadly. As… Read More »

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8 Acceptable Reasons To File For Absolute Divorce In Maryland

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Maryland family law provides for two different types of divorce  “limited” and “absolute”. Limited divorce is temporary; the spouses can reconcile their differences and remain married. On the other hand, absolute divorce is permanent; there is no going back. The requirements for absolute divorce appear under Maryland Code of Family Law Section 7-103. This… Read More »

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Analyzing 3 Different Assault Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Assault is one of the most common violent crimes under the Maryland Code of Criminal Law. Though unlike other jurisdictions, Maryland uses the term Aassault@ to refer to the common law versions of assault, battery, and a combination of both offenses. At common law, assault occurs when a person intentionally creates a fear of… Read More »

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What Is The Importance Of The Maryland Adoption Subsidy Act?

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Originally enacted in 1984 and later amended in 2020, the Maryland Adoption Subsidy Act provides public subsidies to ensure the adoption of eligible children throughout the state. In this context, the term subsidy can refer to monetary payment, medical assistance or care, or special services. Without this type of financial assistance, it can be… Read More »

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