State v. Denisyuk- Immigration Consequences of Guilty Pleas

The Maryland Court of Appeals is Not Pleased with certain Guilty Pleas! On November 2, 2006, in the Circuit Court for Harford County, Mark Denisyuk pled guilty to second degree assault. Denisyuk was a Latvian citizen who immigrated to the United States in 1989, at the age of 14. As a result of his conviction,…

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The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Just Showing Up – Why You Should ALWAYS Go to Court When You Are Sued Every week I receive a phone call from a present or prior client who is being sued by a creditor or a company who purchased the debt. “Should I go to Court or am I just wasting…

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Start the New Year by expunging old records.

By: Jeff Scholnick, Attorney at Law Every one has a New Year’s Resolution, this time of year, that involves improving themselves- losing weight, cleaning out the house, ridding themselves of old clothing and furniture.  But, what if you could improve yourself with a legal “makeover”? Have you thought about an Expungement of your criminal records?

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If you have been sued by LVNV Funding LLC, Resurgent Capital Services, Alegis Group, Sherman Acquisition, Sherman Funding or Sherman Financial Group, your case may have been dismissed!!!

Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland signed an order on October 26, 2011 staying the cases filed by the the above companies for violations of the Maryland Collections Agency Licensing Act and the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act.  So, if you have been sued by any of the above named…

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Three New Maryland Traffic Laws Effective October 1, 2011

Three new laws went into effect on October 1, 2011.  Maryland drivers should be aware of these changes. Anti- texting law expanded-  Before October 1, 2011, a Maryland driver could not text while driving.  Effective October 1, 2011, the driver cannot even read a text, even when the car is stopped.  As long as your…

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Beginning January 1, 2012, if you are being sued by a debt collector, there are new Maryland rules that may help you

The Baltimore Sun reported on September 7, 2011, that Maryland’s Court of Appeals has enacted new rules to protect Maryland debtors- http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-court-of-appeals-rules-change-20110907,0,3294034.story . Reading the new Rules, http://www.courts.state.md.us/rules/rodocs/ro171.pdf , at p.4 through 11, it is clear that the Court is reacting to the excesses of debt buyers who have been forced to dismiss thousands of…

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On September 11th, we remember residents of Baltimore County who died that day and thank a Baltimore City State’s Attorney who continues to serve

The Maryland 911 Memorial is dedicated today, on the tenth anniversary of that tragic event.  Among the 68 Marylanders who lost their lives that day, five are listed as living in Baltimore County.  Included in that list are Robert John Fangman, Linda Rosenbaum and Cortez Ghee.  A biography of each of can be seen at…

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