Maryland Legal News & Guides

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

Guide to Guardianship – A Comprehensive Look into Custody Arrangements

Dealing with divorce, medical hardship, or sudden loss is hard—especially if you ate taking care of...

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What Evidence is “Admissible Evidence” in Sex Crime Cases?

Going in blind to sex crime allegations is a dangerous thing. You may know your charges are unfair...

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Can I Pay My Rent with PPP Loan Money? – Understand Loans and Fraud

With the introduction of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as a viable way to sustain a...

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CPS and Divorce – When Two Tense Situations Mix

Many additional factors might make divorce that much more complicated—having Child Protective...

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Accused of PPP Loan Fraud? – The Pandemic, Fraud, & Your Legal Options

At the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. Government opened the doors for small businesses and...

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Death After Divorce – Necessary Steps to Take During Divorce to Safeguard Your Family’s Future

Life is unpredictable—unfortunately, so. You never know when and how something tragic might happen...

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Maryland Alcohol Laws – How to Avoid Getting Charged for Having a Good Time

When you think of an alcohol crime, what comes to mind? DUIs? DWIs? Those are definitely the most...

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Cohabitants and Cosigners – Your Legal Rights as an Unmarried Couple

All relationships are different. Though the commitment of marriage may provide a couple with new...

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Can Parents Kidnap Their Child? – A Guide to Custody and Parental Kidnapping

There are many instances where different fields of law intersect with each other. At the...

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Domestic Abuse and the Law – How to Get Help in a Compromising Time

An abusive relationship or environment cultivates more than an unhealthy living situation—it can...

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Did I Commit Fraud? – A Guide to Fraud, Counterfeit, and Forgery

The United States federal government and the state of Maryland take fraud and fraud-related charges...

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Divorce Over 50 – A Guide to Late-Life Divorce

You might think it is not common, but late-life divorces happen much more frequently than imagined....

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Who Are “Kingpins?” – Drug Charges from the Top-Down

It might sound like something from a comic, but kingpin charges are real and have serious...

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Caught by a YouTuber – Vigilante Justice and Child Solicitation

You might be aware of the popular show “To Catch A Predator,” which aired on Dateline NBC from 2004...

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Grandparents, Pets, and Holidays – A Gude To Family Life After Divorce

As someone with a family, you might have a few questions about aspects of your life that might...

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Sex Crimes as a Juvenile – What to Expect if Charged Under 18

You might assume most cases of sexual assault are committed by adults; however, recent data...

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Immunity – A Guide to Pleading the Fifth and Witness Immunity

If you are asked to testify to a crime you witnessed, you will want to consult a lawyer

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What Makes Maryland Divorces Take So Long? How to Speed Things Up.

Update: This blog has been updated corrected from it's original publishing date.

Ever wondered how...

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Service Members & Family Law – Understanding Military Divorce

Whether active duty, reserve, or the spouse of a service member, you might not have the answers to...

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