Columbia Legal Issues Blog

Are DUI checkpoints legal in Maryland?

Normally, DUI traffic stops happen when a car is in motion, a police officer sees a reason to pull the driver over and initiates a traffic stop. There is a clear set of steps that must be followed, including the officer having reasonable cause to pull the car over in

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Green lights do not always mean the intersection is safe

When your light turns green, you assume that means two things. First, the cross-traffic has stopped because they now have a red light. Second, it is safe for you to proceed into the intersection, whether you are turning or just driving through. Unfortunately, both assumptions may not be true. They

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Head-on crash leaves 3 with serious injuries

When people are driving, it’s essential that they pay attention to what they’re doing. They should focus on their actions and make sure they watch the road for hazards. When people make mistakes, those mistakes could end up causing a serious collision that causes severe injuries or takes people’s lives.

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Don’t make these credit card mistakes

Mistakes with credit cards are one of the leading causes of financial trouble in the United States. Many people have multiple cards. This allows them to spend far more than they would actually make during the month. They find themselves suddenly unable to pay off all of that debt when

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Facing a DUI charge? Make sure it’s legitimate

You were traveling after work and decided to take a break at a local bar before going home. You thought it would be nice to grab something to eat and drink, watch the game and then head back. You didn’t think that you’d have enough to drink to be at

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Can you request more parenting time after your divorce?

There are typically two sets of custody orders issued throughout the protracted process when a couple with minor children divorces in Maryland. The courts will typically issue a temporary order on the day that one spouse files for divorce. They will later issue a final order at the end of

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Know the serious injuries people can suffer in a slip-and-fall accident

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause debilitating injuries. Losing balance can lead to serious injuries. Be careful and take necessary precautions.Slip-and-fall accidents can cause debilitating injuries. Losing balance can lead to serious injuries. Be careful and take necessary precautions.Far from being a sight gag or a punchline, a slip-and-fall incident can be

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4 lies you probably believe about Breathalyzers

Breathalyzers, those handy roadside devices that police officers use to determine if you’re inebriated while behind the wheel, are fairly familiar to most Americans. You just blow into one of these devices and let it measure the amount of alcohol in your breath. Then, it spits out a figure that

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Budgeting after bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is widely said to give you a fresh start financially, and that’s exactly what it does. You can get out from under your debt and start again. It offers various ways to do this, such as liquidating assets with Chapter 7 or creating an affordable repayment plan with Chapter

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