Maryland Law

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?

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?

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

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Maryland

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

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?

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?

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

What Should I Wear to Court?

Even though people should not judge you based on your appearance, appearances can make a difference in court. Judges and jurors are human. It can be difficult not to allow our impressions about a person’s attire to impact our assumptions about that person. Therefore, what you wear to court is important. Whether you are defending… read more

What You Need to Know About Powers of Attorney in Maryland

Powers of attorney can be beneficial in managing your finances and healthcare. They can also avoid the need for a court-appointed guardian. However, there are several things that you should know about powers of attorney in Maryland before you execute one of these documents. What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is… read more