Posts Tagged ‘Maryland Court of Appeals’

A story about Citizenship for July 4th

A few weeks ago I helped CASA of Maryland with people who wanted to file Application for citizenship. I very much enjoy assisting these people. Each person had lived in America for many years. But, until now none of them obtained US nationality. Helping immigrants obtain citizenship interests me a lot because I remember that…

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Am I am an employee or independent contractor?

Am I am an employee entitled to Maryland Workers Compensation? When a person wants to file a Workers Compensation Claim, the first question is: am I an employee or an independent contractor? In order to receive Workers Compensation Benefits, you have to be an employee, not an independent contractor, nor a casual employee. Cornblatt, Meredith…

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Nice words from a client about my office

Jeff, Just this week, I finished up a bankruptcy for a client who had a lot of worries (understandably and correctly) before she filed for Chapter 7 relief. She had many questions and deserved extra time for answers to the issues she raised. Now that we are finished, I received the following email that I…

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¡Este ladrón quien fue tonto- el dejó su hija a casa que se robó!

Yo encontré  esta historia en el periódico Mundo Latino en Baltimore, Maryland. (Yo tengo un anuncio en este periódico por mi negocios.) Porque que historia esta moy chistoso, yo quise le compartir contigo.  Yo encontré esta historia tambien a emol.com, un sitio de red para noticias de Chile. Aqui esta el  enlace por la página-  http://www.emol.com/noticias/internacional/2012/12/31/577045/argentina-ladron-se-olvida-de-su-hija-dentro-de-la-casa-a-la-que-entro-a-robar.html.  ¡Por favor,…

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Do not give a statement to the police without an Attorney

There is a Maryland case that recently emphasized the importance of not waiving Miranda rights.   Since this blog related to Maryland laws and legal rights, the case of  Ramiro Arce Gonzalez v. State, No. 4, September Term, 2012,  emphasizes why you should not give a statement without an attorney present.  The case can be…

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New Maryland Court of Appeals Case- Police Use of Taser Turn a Stop Into an Arrest

Yesterday, the Maryland Court of Appeals, in Reid v. State, overturned a conviction for a handgun violation. The ruling was that there was not probable cause for an arrest. Because there was not probable cause, the evidence obtained after arrest should have been suppressed. You can read the full opinion here: http://mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2012/113a11.pdf

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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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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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