Understanding Whether You Should Pay Your Traffic Ticket or Go to Court

While traffic tickets may feel inconvenient, ignoring them can wreak havoc on your driver’s license, raise your auto insurance and even lead to more serious charges. Don’t ignore the ticket! You must act within thirty days to avoid suspension of your license. Here, Maryland traffic violation attorney Jeffrey Scholnick provides an overview of instances when…

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Fender Benders: Do Minor Vehicular Accidents Need to Be Reported?

If you are involved in a minor car accident that results in minimal or no damage to the vehicles, such as a fender bender where nobody involved is injured, are you required to report the accident to the police? Here, traffic and automobile accident attorney Jeffrey Scholnick explains whether or not minor vehicular accidents need…

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Not All Student Loan Lawsuit Defenses are Created Equal

I have represented individuals in bankruptcies for many years, and many of these debtors are also burdened by Student Loan Debt.  In Maryland, filing bankruptcy does not usually result in discharge or reduction of Student Loan Debt. The usual mantra from bankruptcy attorneys in Maryland is, “sorry, I can’t help. Bankruptcy won’t discharge your Student…

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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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