Columbia Legal Issues Blog

When Should A Small Business Hire an Attorney?

Many small businesses overlook the importance of hiring a business attorney thinking it will be too expensive or that they can handle the issues on their own, however the sooner you consult with an experienced business lawyer the better. No matter how small, most businesses need a lawyer at some

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DUI/DWI Violations in Maryland and Your Rights

Maryland separates intoxicated driving offenses into two categories: DUIs (driving under the influence) and DWIs (driving while impaired). A DUI charge occurs when a person has been driving under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. DUI charges are more severe than DWI

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Contract Negotiation: Does Your Business Need A Lifeline? 

During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are freaking out. They are stressed out, scared and unsure of how they are going to continue to operate and be successful. Our business contract lawyer can be a lifeline to your small business helping you to navigate the

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Have you considered these risks of highway driving?

Driving on the highway is an efficient way to get from point A to point B. However, there are also unique risks associated with it, all of which you need to protect against. Here are some of the most overlooked risks of highway driving: Tire blowout: While this can happen on any

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Ways people can successfully defend against DUI or DWI charges

If the police pull you over because they suspect that you are under the influence of alcohol, you could wind up arrested and charged with an offense. Both driving while impaired (DWI) charges and more serious driving under the influence (DUI) charges can result in fines, the loss of your

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Offered store credit? Here’s what to consider before you accept

Like most Americans, you’ve been living paycheck to paycheck for a while now. When a major expense comes up, like a stove that suddenly goes on the fritz or your child shoots up two sizes a month after the start of school and needs all-new clothes, you can feel the

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What are the benefits of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

There are multiple kinds of bankruptcy available for individuals, ranging from Chapter 12 bankruptcy for fishermen and farmers to Chapter 7 bankruptcy for those with low income and few assets. If you have a good job or substantial personal wealth but still have a high level of debt, then Chapter

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The role of negligence in slip-and-fall claims against a business

In order to bring a claim against an individual or business, there typically need to be certain qualifying factors. For example, if you want to bring a slip-and-fall claim against a business where you fell and got hurt, you will naturally need to prove that the incident happened and then demonstrate the

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