Columbia Legal Issues Blog

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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Can medical debt be erased through bankruptcy?

Many things can lead to families facing financial struggles. This includes medical emergencies. Suffering a major injury or developing a significant illness can result in large medical bills building up. An example of this can be seen in a recent news article that discussed the large out-of-pocket costs that can

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