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Criminal defense resources for drug offenses

Drug charges are serious criminal charges that can result in stiff prison sentences and steep fines.

Because of the particularly harsh nature of the potential penalties and consequences individuals accused of drug charges face, it is useful for them to be familiar with the criminal defense resources available to them.

Burglary charges come in varying degrees in Maryland

Anyone's life can have difficulties. You may feel as if your life has had an unfair number of hardships, and you suspect that it will only get more difficult. Your suspicion may have found proof after you found yourself under arrest by Maryland police.

You may have been in or on someone else's property when that person or another individual believed that you were acting suspiciously. As a result, they called the authorities, and you now stand accused of burglary. You may simply chalk this turn of events up to your life-long bad luck, but it is still important that you handle the situation seriously.

What is the best interests of the child standard?

The best interests of the child standard is the standard followed by the family law court when making child custody decisions. Understanding what it is, and the factors that are considered to determine what are in the best interests of the child, is essential for parents facing child custody concerns.

Developing a child custody arrangement based on the best interests of the child focuses on a child custody arrangement that seeks to achieve the child's overall well-being, happiness, security, emotional development and happiness. Because each child and situation is different, the best interests of the child standard is applied with some discretion to help determine what child custody arrangement is best for each child. It is the same standards parents should focus on if they are developing a child custody arrangement.

If your loved one died in an accident, do you have a case?

Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating. It can leave you trying to pick up the pieces and walk through the process of grief while also dealing with unexpected financial losses. This can be difficult, but it is possible that your Maryland family has legal options. If the death of your family member is the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could have grounds to pursue legal recourse. 

In some cases, grieving family members have grounds to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. If you think this could be an option for you, it may be beneficial for you to explore this option in a timely manner. These cases are time-sensitive, but if you are successful, it could allow you and your loved ones to recoup your financial losses and move forward.

What is the difference between DUI and DWI in Maryland?

Though many laws regarding certain activities are similar across the states, each state can implement laws specific to its area. As a result, if you face criminal charges, it is important that you understand the specific details of the law in the area where the arrest took place.

Even if an officer pulls you over and accuses you of drinking and driving, the potential outcomes of this situation are not the same in every state. In fact, in Maryland, you could face different types of charges, including DUI or DWI, depending on your blood alcohol concentration level.

What happens if a doctor fails to diagnose me?

When the trust a patient places in their doctor or other medical care provider has been violated, the victim may be left feeling vulnerable and wondering what to do. Fortunately, medical malpractice legal resources are available to help those harmed by medical malpractice with their damages as they move forward with the recovery process.

A failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or erroneous care or treatment may result in the true condition the victim suffers from not be treated or not being treated promptly. In addition to the medical condition not being treated, treatment the victim potentially receives for a medical condition they are not suffering from may also cause them harm. When a failure to diagnose has resulted in disease progression beyond what would have been expected had the medical condition been properly diagnosed and treated, the victim may have a claim for damages against the negligent medical care provider.

Military child custody requirements: A family care plan

After the Gulf War, the Department of Defense realized that numerous dual-military and single-military parents did not have prearranged plans for their children when deployed. For this reason, many soldiers called to deploy overseas experienced significant delays.

To make sure this problem never arises again, the DOD began requiring parents in these two situations to create a family care plan and prohibited single parents from joining any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The DOD does allow service members facing becoming a single parent through divorce if already in the military, however. If you are a divorcing military servicemember with children, you must create such a plan before finalizing your custody arrangements.

Help for car accident victims with catastrophic injuries

Car accidents can result in serious, catastrophic and even fatal injuries to victims. Victims may be left with unexpected injuries that require extensive medical care and treatment, prevent them from working and also cause emotional trauma.

Fortunately, personal injury claims can help car accident victims recover compensation for the injuries and damages they have suffered from the driver responsible for the accident. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Damages may also be available for future medical care costs and lost-earning capacity, depending on the nature and severity of the injuries suffered. Car accident injuries can result in life-long harm, disability and disfigurement.

The back seat may no longer be the safest place in a car

For many years, the back seats of cars were the safest place for passengers to sit. However, a new study revealed that this may no longer be the case.

In recent years, manufacturers have implemented many improvements in the front of their vehicles. These improvements are intended to improve the safety of the front seat occupants. Unfortunately, manufacturers were so focused on improving the safety of the front seats that they incorporated few improvements to the back seats over the years.

Workaholics divorce more often than others

What are currently the biggest problem issues in your marriage? If your first instinct is to say that your spouse is a workaholic, you are definitely not the only Maryland spouse struggling with this type of problem. Many marriages contain at least one spouse who works excessively to the point of contention in their relationships. Such marriages rate twice as high for divorce as couples who do not argue over too much work.

Do you often feel abandoned or neglected because your spouse focuses attention on work, even when the typical workday is over? Are you and your kids always doing things together without your spouse? These are common signs of serious relationship trouble for spouses who believe their partners are addicted to work. Like alcoholism or drug addiction, being a workaholic can ruin relationships. Maryland spouses should never hesitate to reach out for support if they're dealing addiction problems in a marriage.

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