Legal Articles

What is a Dismissal and Do They Show Up on Background Checks?

A dismissal is the termination of a court action or case verdict, or the act of voluntarily ending a lawsuit by either party. There can be some confusion surrounding whether or not dismissals appear on background checks. Here, criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Scholnick explains what a dismissal is and whether or not they show up…

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How Do Innocent Defendants Handle Criminal Charges Against Them?

While a highly unfortunate situation, sometimes innocent defendants find themselves facing criminal charges. Leaving your fate to a trial is not only expensive and stressful, but risky as well. What many individuals in this unfortunate case may not know is there are other ways to avoid facing conviction in addition to going to trial. Here,…

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An Overview of Worker’s Compensation Law

Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp or workmans’ comp, is a form of relief that compensates employees who become ill or injured due to occupational-related events. Here, Maryland workers’ compensation attorney Jeffrey Scholnick of The Law Offices of Jeffrey Scholnick provides an overview of workers’ compensation law. Workers’ Compensation Basics Workers’ compensation is beneficial…

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Filing for Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss

If you suffer from severe hearing impairment or deafness, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability. Here, Maryland Social Security attorney Jeffrey Scholnick of the Law Offices of Jeffrey Scholnick explains Social Security disability for hearing loss. Who is Eligible to Receive Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss? According to both the National…

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Six Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

Currently, student loan debt is the second-highest consumer debt category in the United States, second only to mortgage loans. The average post-graduate has nearly $40,000 in student loan debt, so it is vital to develop a plan that will help you to manage this debt and avoid going into default. Here, the student loan debt…

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What to Know When You Are Asked to Take a Sobriety Test

A field sobriety test is a tool used by law enforcement officers to determine whether an individual has been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is important for drivers to understand their rights as they pertain to being asked to take a sobriety test after being pulled over. Here, Maryland DUI defense…

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Moving vs. Non-Moving Violations

With the amount of drivers on the road nowadays, traffic control has become more of an issue than ever before. Traffic violations vary in seriousness and penalty—therefore, it is important for drivers to understand the basics types of traffic violations and how they can affect the driving population. Here, the traffic defense attorney Jeff Scholnick…

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How to Protect Your Rights After a DUI Stop

Driving under the influence of alcohol can have serious consequences and should be avoided for your safety and the safety of those around you. Here, the DUI attorney Jeff Scholnick provides a few legal tips to help protect you and your rights. It is important to remember that the U.S. Constitution and Maryland state law…

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Tips for Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits may seem like an intimidating task, but there are many decisions you can make to ease the process and obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. Here, Social Security attorney Jeffrey Scholnick breaks down crucial tips to consider when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Apply for Disability…

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An Overview of Social Security Compassionate Allowances

In an effort to decrease wait times for specific Social Security disability benefit applicants, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented the Compassionate Allowance Initiative. Here, Social Security disability attorney Jeffrey Scholnick explains the Compassionate Allowance Initiative and how it affects certain Social Security disability applicants. The History of Social Security Compassionate Allowances Prior to 2008,…

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