Maryland Legal News & Guides

The latest articles from James Crawford Law on Maryland legal news, how-to guides, and more.

What Are The Penalties For Repeat Intoxication Offenses? - Mini Blog

Everyone makes mistakes, but some are more serious than others. If you've been drinking and...

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Embezzlement Charges Can Put Your Life On Hold - Mini Blog

Embezzlement is a charge in which someone accuses you of stealing his or her property or money...

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Types of Misdemeanors and How To Show You Were Proven Innocent - Mini Blog

A misdemeanor charge is not as serious as a felony, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't defend...

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Can You Ever Recover From a Child Porn Arrest or Conviction?

The consequences of a child pornography conviction of any tip are devastating. Aside from the...

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Is There Such Thing As A Less Serious Sex Crime?

In Maryland and throughout the U.S., the answer is no. There is no such thing as a minor or...

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Injury on the Job – A Look at Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

Getting injured on the job is complicated for many reasons. Though you may want to get back to...

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The Top 3 Crimes Committed on New Year’s – And How to Avoid Them

New Year’s has come and gone, but it doesn’t mean the night’s consequences aren’t still weighing...

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Adopting a Child in Maryland? Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Editor's note: This blog is has been updated republished from its original release date.

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Top 4 Ways to Get Out of a Prenup – Taking Action When an Agreement Isn’t Fair

Prenuptial agreements are growing more and more common with the increasing rate of divorce in...

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Accused of Stealing on the Job? – A Look at Embezzlement Laws in Maryland

One of the worst places to be accused of a crime is your workplace. As much as you depend on...

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Custody Versus Visitation – Understanding the Difference Ahead of Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is a complicated process with many components—your family’s future being one of them....

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Writing Your Will in Maryland – Things to Consider, Include, and Exclude

Planning for the end of your life may seem preemptive, but it’s necessary if you want your...

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Accused of Rape or Sexual Assault? Here’s the Evidence Required for a Conviction

Being accused of a crime is scary. Even if you know you didn’t commit the crime in question, the...

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Crime on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Violence, Fraud, Theft, and Other Legal Pitfalls to Avoid this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is upon us! With the time ticking until gift-giving kicks into full...

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How Much Can I Get for Medical Malpractice? – Pursuing Your Claim of Negligence

There is nothing worse than a serious injury or medical ailment. Going in and out of hospitals...

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How to Change Your Child Support Payments – Taking a Look at Maryland’s Process

Child support after divorce is an integral part of keeping your family afloat. Whether you pay...

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What Are RICO Cases? – A Guide to Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Charges

In terms of white-collar crimes in the US Justice system, RICO cases are among the most serious....

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What Happens if I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty? – The Importance of Serving Jury Duty as a Citizen

Despite it being an integral part of our society, many people still have questions about jury...

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3 Tips for Negotiating Alimony – Striving for the Most Equitable Outcome

The spousal support side of divorce is a tricky one to navigate. When a judge reviews either...

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