Is it Illegal To Wear Headphones While Driving in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | June 2, 2021 | Maryland Law
Smartphones and other electronic devices are invading every area of our lives, including our motor vehicles. Many drivers use their smartphones while driving. Some drivers go as far as to use their tablets and other electronic devices for texting, watching videos, checking email, posting to social media, and chatting with other people. Distracted driving is… read more
What Can and Can’t a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?
Jill Kolodner | February 8, 2021 | Maryland Law
When a lawsuit is filed, whether it is a car accident, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation case, a copy of the lawsuit must be physically delivered to the person being sued. The formal legal term for this delivery is “service of process” and one person authorized by courts to make service is called a “process… read more
Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney
Jill Kolodner | December 12, 2020 | Maryland Law
Most people in the United States use the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” synonymously. We use the terms as if they mean exactly the same thing. We think of both lawyers and attorneys as being legal professionals who are licensed to practice law in their state. But there are subtle differences between the two terms and… read more
Can Parents Evict Their Adult Children? How?
Jill Kolodner | November 9, 2020 | Maryland Law
Current research shows that more young adults are living with their parents now than in past years. Almost 18 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 lived in their parents’ homes during 2019. In 2020, just over one-half of young adults in the United States lived with their parents. The reasons why… read more
Are Hidden Nanny Cams Actually Legal?
Jill Kolodner | November 2, 2020 | Maryland Law
It can be challenging for working parents to leave their children at home all day with a nanny or babysitter. Even if you have done a thorough background check on the person who is taking care of your children, without being there, it is hard to know if your children are being well cared for…. read more
How Hard is it to Pass the Maryland Bar Exam?
Jill Kolodner | September 8, 2020 | Maryland Law
It is hard to rate each state’s bar exam’s difficulty, as there is no standard metric for measuring difficulty. You can look at the pass/fail rates, but you can have a state with an incredibly difficult test and well-prepared participants that will skew the numbers. Overall, Maryland ranks in the bottom one-fourth of the country… read more
Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | September 3, 2020 | Maryland Law
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving resulted in 2,841 deaths in 2018, and the national numbers have climbed since then. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a huge problem in the state of Maryland, as well. So, the state has gone to great lengths to combat distracted driving practices – particularly those… read more
Teen Driving Laws in Maryland: What Every Teen Driver & Parent Should Know
Jill Kolodner | August 19, 2020 | Maryland Law
A teenager getting their driver’s license is an almost universal milestone that every teen looks forward to. It also fills every parent with a strange mixture of pride, fear, and dread. Parents’ fears are not unfounded. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death among those 16-19 years of age. According to the… read more
Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 9, 2020 | Maryland Law
Many people prefer to drive barefoot. The first thing they do when they get into their car is to kick their shoes off. However, what happens if they are pulled over by the police? Will they get a traffic ticket for driving without shoes in Maryland? What happens if they are involved in a traffic… read more
Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 7, 2020 | Maryland Law
Maryland is one of the many states in the country that prohibits the ownership of certain wild or exotic animals. While the law does not apply to zoos and other approved institutions, individuals cannot own the animals as pets. What Exotic Animals are Banned in Maryland? Maryland criminal code §621(b)(1) states that individuals may not… read more