Maryland Law

Vehicle and Driver Requirements in Baltimore for Uber and Lyft

As of 2022, every state regulates rideshare companies. The last state to regulate ridesharing, Oregon, enacted its laws in 2021. These laws, which refer to these companies as transportation network companies or TNCs, tell Uber and Lyft what they must do to provide ride-hailing services in various states. Maryland’s TNC laws went into effect in… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Maryland?

Maryland law does not allow lane splitting or lane filtering. These practices reduce the risk of rear-end collisions in slowed or stopped traffic. But they also come with risks of their own. Learn about lane splitting and lane filtering and the legal statuses of these practices in Maryland. Riding a Motorcycle in Maryland Maryland does… read more

Can I Get a Ticket in Maryland for Jay-Walking Even If There Are No Cars Around?

Maryland has a surprising number of pedestrian traffic laws. Many of these laws restate common sense. For example, under Maryland law, you cannot cross the road against a red light. Maryland has these laws so the police can ticket you for pedestrian violations. The goal is to keep pedestrians safe from cars. When pedestrians do… read more

What Age Can a Child Ride on The Back of a Motorcycle in Baltimore?

Currently, Maryland has no age restriction for children riding on the back of motorcycles. Therefore, the decision to allow your child to ride on the back of a motorcycle in Baltimore is up to you.  However, before you allow your child to ride on the back of a motorcycle, you may want to consider a… read more

Is it Illegal To Wear Headphones While Driving in Maryland

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?

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

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?

NOTE: Our law firm does not handle Adult Child Eviction cases. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. Current research shows that more young adults are living with their parents now than in past years. Almost… read more

Are Hidden Nanny Cams Actually Legal?

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?

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