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Oct 29, 2015

Important Changes to Maryland Divorce Laws with Mutual Consent Statute

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The Maryland General Assembly passed an important update to Maryland divorce laws which went into effect earlier this month, as of October 1st, 2015. The update is actually in the form of an addition of a new grounds for absolute divorce in Maryland, that of “Mutual Consent”. Here, we’ll explain what Mutual Consent is, how it works, and whom it may apply to in Maryland.

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Aug 13, 2015

Ashley Madison Scandal Another Example of Why You Must Protect Yourself

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Ashley Madison Site The Latest Reminder That Good Marriages Can Go Bad One story which has continued to stay in the news has been that of the Ashley Madison website scandal. Ashley Madison is a longstanding “cheating website”, where individuals who were interested in pursuing an affair could find a willing partner. Of course, as opposed to cheating, they sometimes like to call themselves a “married dating website.”

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Jun 16, 2014

Brandon Bernstein Recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2014 Rising Star in Washington, D.C.

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At the Law Offices of Brandon Bernstein, LLC, we’re happy to share the latest good news, that we have been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of their 2014 Rising Stars in Washington, D.C. We were already been recognized this year as one of the Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Stars in Maryland, so this is the second great honor we have received from their renowned organization.

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Jun 16, 2014

How to Fight a DUI in Maryland: What You Need to Know

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Understanding Maryland DUI Laws & Penalties If you’re looking to learn how to fight a DUI in Maryland, then you’ve likely already found yourself in a position you don’t want to be. It’s crucial that you understand Maryland DUI laws and penalties, and the process which is involved with drunk driving charges, so that you know the right steps to take and how to properly protect yourself.

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Jun 16, 2014

Essential Maryland DUI Laws, Facts & Penalties

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What You Must Know about Maryland DUI Laws It’s crucial that you are informed about all of the current Maryland DUI laws, so that you know what to expect and what you may be facing should you be arrested or charged. Here, we’ll provide a list of some of the most important Maryland drunk driving laws, including information on penalties, differences between a DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated), as well as first and repeat offenses, and more. What is a DUI in Maryland? You may be charged with a DUI in Maryland if you had a blood alcohol concentration or BAC of .08% or higher. If you’re under the age of 21, then you may be charged with a DUI at .02%. What is a Maryland DWI? A DWI equates to a BAC of .07% or less. This means that you fell short of the minimum requirement of a DUI, but you may have failed field sobriety tests or exhibited other signs which led to you being pulled over and charged. You generally need to register at least a .04% to be charged with a DWI although this is also at the discretion of the officer. Maryland DUI Penalties If convicted of a DUI, you may be given points on your driver’s license, which can also lead to the immediate revocation of your license. For a Maryland DUI first offense, you may face a fine of $1,000, which is doubled to $2,000 for a second […]

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