Columbia Legal Issues Blog

How much will a bankruptcy affect a credit score?

One of the biggest worries you may have with considering bankruptcy is the detrimental effect it may have on your credit and credit score. While it is true that bankruptcy will have an impact on your credit score, by not filing for bankruptcy you can suffer the same type of damage

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Risk of motor vehicle accidents is always present

People’s lives seem to get busier and more hectic as more electronic devices are introduced to supposedly make our lives easier and less stressful. The devices, such as smartphones and touch screen car sound systems, seem to have the opposite effect and contribute to adding stress and creating distractions that

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Loophole exists in law designed to stop DWI accidents

Losing a loved one in a fatal car crash is heartbreaking. Losing a loved one in a crash caused by a drunk driver can seem senseless as it could have been prevented if the driver did not get behind the wheel. Maryland has a measure in place, Noah’s Law, to help

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Bankruptcy may provide some relief following the shutdown

The government shutdown is entering its second month. The implications of this are widespread and will soon be felt by many more, in Maryland and around the country, as tax refunds may be delayed, and possible delays and interruptions in air travel may occur. One group of people who are

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Motor vehicle accidents a tragic beginning to 2019

A recent tragic accident in Maryland took the lives of three young children in a crash on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. The children were siblings, 5-year-old twins and a 1-year-old baby. The crash was caused by a hit-and-run driver who may have been driving under the influence at

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What to do when pulled over for a DUI

Seeing flashing police lights in your mirrors after a night of drinking can be terrifying. Because of this, you may forget how to act appropriately, or what your rights are, when the police ask you to roll down your window. The CDC reports that Maryland individuals report drinking too much

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Motor vehicle accidents can rob loved ones of a happy holiday

The holiday season is a time for celebrations and enjoying time with friends and loved ones in Maryland. The parties and celebrations may cause one to be out later than normal, and one may also drink more alcohol than one may be accustomed to. Fatigue, alcohol, holiday stress or a

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Can I get a DUI on a snowmobile?

It’s that time of year again. Snow has fallen in the east coast, and for many people, that means it’s time to get outside. Yet, each season brings new opportunities to get convicted of a DUI, and it is important to keep your driving privileges in mind as you get

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Holiday season risky time for driving under the influence

The holiday season is one of the happiest and festive times of the year in Maryland and around the country. However, the added festivities frequently give rise to increased alcohol consumption. Many people who partake of alcohol during the holidays more than at other times of the year may not

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Holiday parties may lead to an increase in DUI charges

The holiday season is upon us and among other things that means that there may be more drinking and driving as holiday parties begin to crowd one’s schedule. While drinking and driving is never a good combination, people who think they can have one or two drinks and be OK

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