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DIVORCE IN MARYLAND

Generally, a divorce in Maryland that consists of any significant amount of property and/or children results in a contested divorce. A contested divorce in Maryland can be resolved amicably, provided both parties attempt to resolve the issues of property and custody in an equitable manner. How contested a divorce case in Maryland is going to be is in great part determined by the parties and the divorce lawyer each party chooses to represent them. More often than not, the opposing attorney in a contested divorce case in Maryland will play a great role in how amicably a contested divorce can be resolved. This in turn will determine how expensive or inexpensive the contested divorce in Maryland will be for the parties.

How your specific case will proceed will greatly be determined by the specific facts of your case. The divorce laws in Maryland are complex. If you have questions about how the divorce laws in Maryland apply to the specific facts of your divorce case, do not hesitate to contact us.

Our attorneys in Maryland will do their best to assist you with your divorce. Please call us via our toll free number – 888-437-7747.

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has client meeting locations & lawyers to assist you with your divorce in Maryland to better serve you: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

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Divorce Maryland Contested Montgomery Anne Arundel

MARYLAND DIVORCE ATTORNEYS

Our Maryland attorneys are frequently asked questions about different divorce issues in Maryland. We hope that the information you find herein answer some of your basic questions regarding divorces in Maryland. After you read this, if you wish to talk to our Maryland lawyers about your divorce in Maryland, please feel free to call us at 888-437-7747. We are here to help you and fight for you if necessary.

The lawyers of SRIS, P.C. have client meeting locations in the following states :

Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

The Separation of the Parties In Maryland

As a general rule, parties cannot be deemed to be living separate and apart with the intent of remaining permanently separate and apart if they are both residing in the martial residence. If either spouse wants a divorce, the odds are, they are going to get a divorce. The real question is on what terms is the party desiring the divorce going to get it. If your spouse wants a divorce and wants you to move out of the marital home, perhaps refusing your spouse’s demands may be in your best interests. Refusing to move out may cause your spouse to agree to your terms for the divorce. Ultimately, the party who wants a divorce the most is the one who is willing to agree to almost any terms to get a divorce. Keep this in mind as you try to negotiate a property settlement and custody of the child(ren)

One caveat we always tell our clients is: the threat or possibility of danger of remaining in the marital home. Nothing is more important than being safe. If the other party has a history of physical violence or you have reason to believe that if you do not move out, the other party will hurt you, then you probably should leave.

The person who leaves the marital home without an express agreement that the parties have mutually agreed to separate may suffer some dire consequences in court. If you leave the marital residence, the Court may award custody of the children to the parent staying in the marital residence. This award of custody is initially awarded pending the final divorce hearing. However, as a general rule, divorce courts are averse to change the status quo. Thus, the parent who received the initial award of custody is the person who is most likely going to be the primary physical custodian of the child(ren). Additionally, the party leaving the marital home may be accused of abandoning the marital home. Keep in mind, that if you leave the marital home and don’t try to see your children frequently, this too may have negative consequences. During the pending divorce action, the visitation you have with your child(ren) may be dramatically limited. The party staying in the home may be awarded exclusive use and possession of the marital residence. The bottom line is what you do at the start of the separation process of the divorce will most likely have a long term impact as to how your divorce turns out. This is one of the main reasons you need excellent counsel right from the start from an experienced divorce attorney who almost exclusively handles contested divorces. Please keep in mind that divorce attorneys who practice other types of law are probably not as up to date with the new divorce laws that the courts have recently ruled upon.

The financial situation of the parties in Maryland

If you want to ensure that the marital assets are not wasted by the other party, make sure you are in control of all financial accounts and credit cards. Also, make sure you are in control of any form of credit that you may become liable for if used by the other party. Taking control is very easy. Simply transfer all assets of the marriage to a completely new and separate account that only you have access to. As a law professor once said, “it is a lot easier to give than to get.” The person who controls all the assets negotiates from a great position of strength. Remember a contested divorce can be costly and very few attorneys work for free.

Things not to do during the separation in Maryland:

DO NOT DO THINGS YOU WILL BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT IF IT COMES OUT DURING THE TRIAL.

Try not to date anyone. We understand that when you are going through a divorce, you may be emotionally upset and want solace. However, what you do during the separation may affect how the Court decides custody of the child(ren), if custody is at issue. Also, if you spend marital assets (property, money, etc. accumulated during the marriage) on your new “friend”, this may affect how the divorce Court determines the ultimate distribution of marital property. The Maryland lawyers at the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. is here to help you. Listen to us and we will do our best to make this difficult time in your life as smooth as possible.

How does the legal aspect of the divorce start Maryland?

The first step is to file a pleading asking for a divorce. This is a legal document requesting the Court to grant you a divorce. Your spouse will then be served with this document by either a law enforcement authorized to serve process or a private process server. Generally, we prefer to use a private process server if we believe the party being served with a divorce is going to try and avoid service. Once the initial divorce papers are served, then your spouse has to determine how badly they are going to fight the divorce. Most people after being served with divorce papers think they have to get the nastiest divorce lawyer in town. This is a mistake. All this is going to do is end up costing both parties a lot of money and help put the nasty lawyer’s child through college. We recommend our clients to try and talk to the other spouse in a civil manner and attempt to reach a settlement. Before you go and talk to your spouse, we will advise you as to what a fair settlement is and what you can expect if you go to trial. If your spouse is reasonable and your spouse listens to your proposal, then he or she may agree or ask for time to go talk to their lawyer. Again, if and it is a big IF, the lawyer is reasonable and willing to give good advice to their client, both parties may be able to settle most of the divorce issues, if not all of the issues. However, if the other side chooses to be unreasonable in their demands regarding the divorce, there is only one option. GO TO COURT.

What to expect when you come in for your consultation in Maryland?

When you talk with a SRIS, P.C. Maryland lawyer about your divorce in Maryland, try to have an idea as to the value of the separate and marital assets and liabilities. Also, try to have an idea as to how you wish to have custody resolved if you have child(ren).

What will we talk about during our first consultation in Maryland?

First and foremost, we are here to help. You can count on us to be honest with you. We are not the type of lawyer who tells a client what they want to hear so that they can be hired. We will do our best to make the process as easy as possible, both financially and emotionally. We will listen to you and help you identify what is in your best interests. We will not aggressively promote going to court. This does not mean we are scared of trying cases. We simply do not want you to incur unnecessary costs. However, if your spouse is unreasonable or simply nasty and bitter, then we will gladly take the matter to court. Our goal is to help you get a fair resolution and get a divorce.

To settle or not settle your divorce case in Maryland?

No one can force you to settle. Only you can determine if a divorce settlement is acceptable.

What can I expect once the divorce process starts in Maryland?

One of the first things we will generally do is file a request for discovery in a divorce action. We use the discovery process in a divorce action to flesh out the information you give us. In turn, you will be asked to respond to a discovery request by the other party’s attorney.

There may be an entry of a temporary order. This will usually address the issues of who will stay in the marital home while the divorce is pending; what will be the custody arrangement while the divorce is pending; what support if any is awarded while the divorce is pending; etc.
During this entire process, the parties through their divorce attorneys will be trying to reach a settlement. However, after trying your best to settle the outstanding issues of the divorce, then there is only solution. Let the judge decide. The judge will hear all the issues regarding the divorce and make a determination as to custody, property, support, etc. All of the judge’s ruling will then be written up in the final decree of divorce. The final decree of divorce is an order of the court. Failure to abide by it may result in sanctions to the party disobeying the court’s order.

What do you do if you disagree with the Court’s ruling in Maryland?

You can always appeal the court’s ruling if you think it is not fair. We will advise you as to our opinion regarding the judge’s ruling. However, the ultimate determination as to whether an appeal is filed is always left up to the client. If you accept the court’s ruling and later wish to modify either the issues of support or custody, then you may request a modification provided there is grounds for a modification.

Granting Alimony In Divorce Proceedings In Maryland

Once a couple decides to divorce and starts the actual legal dissolution of marriage proceedings, either one may ask the court for interim financial support. This request is known as pendente lite – or “pending litigation.” This order is often used to provide for the support of a lower-income spouse while the legal process moves ahead.

After the divorce is final, either party may ask for post-marital alimony. Alimony is not an absolute right. The court will determine if alimony is justified by looking at the circumstances surrounding both the divorce and the divorcing couple.

If one party has received interim support, this financial obligation is not automatically extended after the dissolution becomes official. The reasons for granting support before the marriage ended may have changed after the divorce has become final.

The parties may decide on certain terms in their divorce case in a mutually agreeable manner – signing a binding agreement or legal document to that effect. This can include any alimony payments. If the couple does not have such an agreement, or cannot or will not come to terms, the court will step in, making a fair determination based on the facts and testimony submitted by both parties.

This determination is not set in stone – it can be modified when circumstances change, and one party gives the other proper notice and applies to the court for a re-hearing. However, unless there are compelling reasons, courts are generally reluctant to modify a prior existing agreement.

In some jurisdictions, the court always has authority in granting maintenance should one of the former spouses become a public charge – needing public assistance for the basic necessities of life.

Comparing Alimony and Child Support In Maryland

These are two separate arrangements. Alimony is not the same as child support. In child support, one parent is required to contribute financially in order to help raise (support) his or her children, by making structured payments to the child’s other parent or guardian.

Alimony and Taxes In Maryland

Unlike child support, alimony is treated as income to the receiving spouse, and can be taken as a deduction by the person paying. Child support is viewed as payments a parent makes for the support of their own offspring, and can’t be claimed as income or taken as a deduction.

Enforcing Alimony Payments In Maryland

Here is another area where there is a big difference between child support and alimony payments to an ex-spouse. In many states, non-payment of child support is treated as a criminal matter. The defaulting parent can have a host of legal sanctions placed against them, including loss of driver’s or professional licenses as well as actual prison time.

Alimony is treated as a civil matter. Someone trying to recover back alimony can only use the collection procedures available to any other general creditor. They can hire a collection agency to try and recover the funds, or instigate civil proceedings. If the spouse who’s defaulted on the alimony payments has no real assets to seize, the suing partner may get a judgment – but precious little else.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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CHILD CUSTODY – MARYLAND LAWYERS

Get Child Custody Help When It Matters The Most

One of the first questions in a divorce in Maryland is who will get custody of the child or children?

Child custody in Maryland is a legal term used to qualify the relationship the child or children has between the parents. A determination of child custody in Maryland will resolve issues such as which parent will the child or children spend the majority of time with or will the parents equally share their time with the child or children. Also, a determination of child custody in Maryland may have an impact on child support payments and a determination of who are the payer and the payee.

If you are in need the help of a lawyer in Maryland for a child custody case, turn to the Maryland attorneys of SRIS, P.C. for help. We have client meeting locations in Maryland to better serve you: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

If you wish to speak with one of our lawyers in Maryland regarding a child custody case in Maryland, please feel free to call us 888-437-7747

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Child Custody Maryland Lawyer Anne Arundel

The following is a general overview of some of the issues that a parent may face in regards to child custody in Maryland.

The child custody courts in Maryland will frequently use the term “best interests of the child” in making a determination as to child custody in Maryland. Although the courts in Maryland will generally consider all the factors in a child custody determination, some factors will be given more weight than others.

Our Maryland lawyers have found that most parents are able to decide by themselves what the child custody and visitation arrangements are going to be for the child or children without a judge deciding the issue of child custody. However, some parents in Maryland are not reasonable and unable to cooperate and come to an agreement as to the custody of the child or children. When parents engage in child custody litigation, the relationship between the parents can become very hostile. The mentality some parents take is that of a win at all costs. Some of the allegations that are made in court filings are that of sexual, physical, emotional abuse, alienation of affection by the other parent, etc. The Maryland attorneys of SRIS, P.C. will always counsel their clients to take the “high road” in a custody battle. The reason we counsel our clients to take the high road approach in a child custody battle is for two reasons:

  1. the truth ultimately comes out and judges who have been hearing child custody cases in Maryland are not pleased when parents make false allegations;
  2. although it is very important that you do not allow false allegations to go unchallenged, child custody battles can be very expensive. If both parties engage in making speculative allegations in a child custody case, this will only drive up the cost of litigation.

When child custody disputes arise in Maryland, it is not uncommon for one of the parents to attempt to engage in forum shopping in an endeavor to gain an unfair edge against the other party. Forum shopping is basically looking for a state or country that may have more favorable laws towards one of the parents in regards to child custody. Many countries have become a part of the Hague Convention to prevent forum shopping between countries. Additionally, in the United States, an act called the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) was enacted and adopted by every state to prevent forum shopping in child custody cases. The essence of this act is to require all the states to defer to the jurisdiction of the home state of the child or children. The Maryland attorneys of SRIS, P.C. have represented clients who have to deal with the other parent attempting to engage in forum shopping. It is very important to hire the services of a lawyer when faced with an issue of forum shopping. The statutory designation of “home state” lasts only for a certain period of time.
The attorneys of SRIS, P.C. do truly care about you and your children and we look forward to helping you.

Please feel free to call us at 888-437-7747.

Our attorneys and staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malaysian & French.
Frequently, the clients we represent in Maryland are inundated with variety of different terms regarding child custody and support. In an endeavor to better assist them understand the different terms used, the following are some of the official definitions from the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

FAQ’s for Child Custody Law Issues:

But what exactly determines this “best interests of the child” criteria?

Do Mother’s Have More “Clout” When It Comes To Retaining Child Custody?

What is Joint Custody?

It’s one of the sadder parts of any divorce – determining child custody and visitation. In deciding which parent (or both) gets custody, the court takes into account a multitude of factors.

In almost all courts in every state, the standard is: “The child’s best interests.” In deciding child custody issues – this one aspect is given the highest priority.

But what exactly determines this “best interests of the child” criteria?

Here’s a checklist of the most commonly used factors:

  • The child’s age, sex, and mental and physical health
  • The parent’s mental and physical health
  • The parent’s lifestyle and other social factors, including whether the child is exposed to second-hand smoke and whether there is any history of child abuse
  • The emotional bond between parent and child, as well as the parent’s ability to give the child guidance
  • The parent’s ability to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing, and medical care
  • The child’s established living pattern (school, home, community, religious institution)
  • The quality of the child’s education
  • The impact of changing the status quo in the child’s daily routine, and
  • The child’s preference, if the child is above a certain age (usually about 12).

In many cases, there are no clear cut answers in determining which parent clearly “outranks” another in fulfilling these custodial factors. Each may be equally (or nearly) qualified in providing for the child’s welfare and well-being.

In divorce and child custody law cases like these, the courts focus on which parent will provide the child with the more stable environment, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the other parent. When a child is young, special attention is given to the parent who has been the child’s primary caregiver. However, with older children, the parent who is best able to provide continuity in education, neighborhood life, religious institutions, and peer relationships may be awarded primary custody.

Also, the judge in child custody cases in Maryland will place great weight upon the fact if the children will be remaining in the home where they were raised and lived as a family, if they will be continuing in the same school, participate in their usual activities and generally enjoy their regular routines. A judge will be averse to changing these normal physical locations, conditions and schedules.

Another factor that comes into play with child custody cases is when one parent moves out of the house, leaving the child or children with the remaining spouse. This can adversely affect the chances of the distant parent gaining custody – even if they left in order to avoid highly unpleasant or even dangerous situations.

If the situation is so volatile, then seriously consider taking the children with you. If you don’t, the court may properly assume you considered the options and believed the remaining spouse was a competent caregiver – regardless of the situation between the two parents. If you do leave with the children, file as quickly as possible in family court for temporary child custody and child support. Speed is of the essence, because if you don’t act first, the other spouse may go to court first and allege that the kids were taken without that spouse’s knowledge.

Family law judges don’t look very highly on a parent who removes the children from the home without seeking legal recognition. A judge may order the children be returned to the family home, pending future proceedings to determine physical custody.

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Do Mother’s Have More “Clout” When It Comes To Retaining Child Custody?

In the past, it was customary for the courts to award custody of young children (about 5 years old or younger) to the mother when couples divorced. This “tender years” doctrine has been almost entirely replaced – either rejected outright or relegated to the role of tie-breaker if two otherwise fit parents request custody of their pre-school children

Every state now takes into consideration the fitness of both parents – the mother no longer automatically enjoys a de-facto privilege when custody is being determined. Most states require their courts determine custody on the basis of what’s in the children’s best interests, without regard to the parent’s gender.

Many divorcing parents do agree the mother will have custody after a separation or divorce, with the father exercising reasonable visitation rights. If this happens because both parents agree the mother has more time, a greater inclination in parenting, or a better understanding of the children’s daily needs – then all is well and good. But many times the father presumes the mother will automatically be awarded custody and never pursues the matter – or because the mother is more tenacious in seeking custody.

As a father, if you want to ask the court for physical custody, don’t let gender stereotypes stop you. If both you and the mother work full-time, and the kids have after-school care, you may both be on equal footing. In fact, if you have more flexible hours than the mother, you could be at an advantage. In any event, the judge will look at what’s best for the children in custody cases.

So if you as father think you are the better caregiver and should have primary custody – it’s up to you to convince the judge that it’s in the kids’ best interests to stay with you. If you present yourself as a willing and able parent, it will go a long way towards challenging any lingering prejudice against you as a father.

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What is Joint Custody?

“Joint custody” pursuant to child custody law is when the court awards partial custody to both parents. Child custody law recognizes one of three forms when addressing joint custody:

  • joint physical custody (children spend a substantial amount of time with each parent)
  • joint legal custody (parents share decision-making on medical, educational, and religious questions involving the children), or
  • both joint legal and joint physical custody.

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Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Spousal Support & Alimony Laws In Maryland

Spousal maintenance – alimony

Even in uncontested divorces in Maryland, spousal support/alimony may be awarded in a divorce or legal separation proceedings and may be subject to later modification or enforcement proceedings as well. Alimony is vital part of being able to move on after a divorce. Alimony is generally paid in installments over a period of time, (weekly or monthly, for example). Spousal support is another term for alimony in Maryland

Regardless of the term used in Maryland, alimony is paid for a defined duration of time or until the death of one of the spouses or the remarriage of the recipient. What most people in Maryland don’t realize is that alimony is taxable. The person paying the alimony in Maryland deducts it as an above the line tax deduction. The person who receives alimony has to pay taxes on the amount of alimony received.

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Spousal Support Alimony Maryland Lawyer Divorce Anne Arundel

Child support on the other hand is not taxable. Alimony is completely independent from child support and Maryland uses set guidelines to determine alimony. The Family Law Courts in Maryland have enormous discretion when determining the appropriate alimony award and the duration of the alimony award. Due to this uncertainty, most Maryland attorneys work hard towards trying to settle the issue of alimony in divorce cases without risking a trial on the issue of alimony. Our lawyers in Maryland who assist clients with divorce cases in Maryland will work to help you get spousal support and when necessary, defend an action for alimony.

Our Maryland lawyers who assist clients with spousal support and alimony issues have client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

Our Maryland lawyers who assist clients with spousal support and alimony have an extensive amount of experience in resolving issues regarding spousal support and alimony in Maryland. Our Maryland attorneys who represent clients with spousal support and alimony cases are careful to consider all of your family law concerns and provide thoughtful, prudent guidance through all of your family law & divorce law issues.

If you wish to consult a SRIS, P.C. attorney in Maryland regarding alimony or spousal support, call us at 888-437-7747.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Driving on Suspended/Revoked/No Operators License Defense

Maryland Lawyers

Driving with a suspended license is a serious crime in Maryland. If you are charged with driving with a suspended license in Maryland, call the SRIS, P.C. lawyers in Maryland.

In every state, it is against the law to drive when you driver’s license is suspended or revoked. Some of the acronyms for driving with a suspended license are DOS & No OL. Driving when you don’t have a license is also against the law in Maryland. Especially if your right to apply for a license has been suspended or revoked in Maryland. A person who drives a motor vehicle in another state while their licenses is suspended or revoked in the state they originally obtained their license from may also be charged with a driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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Driving Suspended License Maryland Lawyer Revoke No Operators Anne Arundel

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

If you wish to consult with a Maryland lawyer about a Driving on Suspended or Revoked License case in Maryland, please call us at 888-437-7747.

Driving with a suspended license is generally treated as an infraction or misdemeanor. Depending on the state you are charged in, you could receive a sentence of up to one year in jail and a substantial fine.

Depending on the situation, a person can even have their license revoked. This terminates the person’s privilege of driving. This will require the individual who license was revoked to get a new license.

In Maryland, the law requires the Motor Vehicles Administration (MVA) to suspend or revoke a license for certain types of offenses such as a failure to pay fines or court costs. Also, most judges have the authority to suspend a license if it is related to a traffic offense conviction such as reckless driving.

Your license can even be suspended for failure to obey a court order. An example of this is failing to pay fine ordered by the court or completing a program ordered by the court if it is driving related.

In Maryland, you are required to have car insurance and failure to provide the division of motor vehicles such proof can result in suspension of your license.

The above mentioned are just some of the different types of reasons why your license may be suspended in Maryland.

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in Maryland, the division of motor vehicles must give notice of the suspension or revocation to the driver. Generally, notice is given by mailing via first class mail or certified mail. The notice of suspension or revocation is mailed to the address MVA has on record. Most states require a licensed driver to notify MVA within 30 days of moving to a new address of the move.

In most cases, even if a person’s license is suspended as a result of a traffic violation, the person may request the court or DMV, depending on the state, for a restricted license. The restricted license will be authorized only for very limited purposes such as getting to and from work, going to the doctor, dropping of and picking up children from school or daycare, etc. Also, the person is only authorized to drive for a certain number of hours during the day. If the person drives outside of the restrictions authorized, the person is deemed to be driving while suspended.

The Maryland defense attorneys at SRIS, P.C. are very experienced in assisting clients who have been charged with a driving on suspended / revoked or no operator’s license. Please call us at 888-437-7747.

Also, our staff and defense lawyers in Maryland speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malaysian, Spanish & French.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Reckless driving is a very serious traffic violation in Maryland. In Maryland, it is also criminal offense. Reckless driving is much more serious than being charged with improper driving. A conviction for reckless driving in Maryland may result in exorbitant fines, jail time and/or loss or restriction of your driver’s license.

If you wish to consult with a SRIS, P.C. lawyer in Maryland about your reckless driving ticket, please feel free to call us or contact us via our on line form.

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Reckless Driving Maryland Ticket Lawyer Traffic Jail Anne Arundel

The SRIS, P.C. Maryland attorneys who defend reckless driving in Maryland have client meeting locations Maryland.

In Maryland, our client meeting locations are in Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

Most reckless driving laws require that it be proven that the driver engaged in reckless driving behavior. The mere endangerment of life, limb or property may result in your conviction of reckless driving. There are many different types of reckless driving.

Reckless driving is strictly enforced by law enforcement and the Courts in Maryland. If you have been charged with reckless driving in Maryland, you should definitely consult with a SRIS, P.C. Maryland lawyer. Our attorneys in Maryland who defend clients with reckless driving tickets will be honest and upfront with you as to your chances of having the case plea bargained vs. taking the matter to trial.

Our lawyers in Maryland will not try and scare you by telling you that you will face the maximum penalty if you are charged with reckless driving. They will draw on their extensive experience of handling cases before the courts of Maryland and tell you what they think they can do for you.

You can be charged with reckless driving even on federal property. If you have been charged with reckless driving in federal court for reckless driving on the Anne Arundel Washington Parkway (BW Parkway) or a military base, we strongly recommend you to hire a lawyer who is knowledgeable about handling reckless driving cases in federal court. The sentence in federal courts for reckless driving are more often, even harsher than the sentences in state courts for reckless driving.

Most reckless driving laws in Maryland require that it be proven that the driver engaged in reckless driving behavior. This is proven by the fact that that the driver ignores standard driving procedures thereby either intentionally causing accidents or other damage to life limb or property. The mere endangerment of life, limb or property may result in your conviction of reckless driving in Maryland. There are many different types of reckless driving. Traveling at an excessive rate of speed alone is not the only way to be charged with reckless driving.

An experienced Maryland attorney can give you a realistic picture of what you may face in court if you are convicted of reckless driving and also your options on how to try and avoid a reckless driving ticket. Our attorneys in Maryland who help clients with serious traffic charges will be honest and upfront with you as to your chances of having the case plea bargained vs. taking the matter to trial.

If you wish to consult with Maryland lawyer about a reckless driving ticket, please feel free to call us at 888-437-7747.

The Maryland lawyers who defend reckless driving cases & staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malaysian & French.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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SEX CRIMES DEFENSE – Maryland Attorneys

REPRESENTING SEX OFFENSE CLIENTS IN MARYLAND STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS

Lawyers in Maryland Defending Sex Crimes

The Maryland defense attorneys of SRIS, P.C., have experience in sex crimes cases and all other aspects of criminal sex crimes defense.

It is important to seek a SRIS, P.C. defense lawyer if you have been charged with a sex crime in Maryland. A sex crime conviction in Maryland carries serious consequences, but there are solutions and defenses to these sex offense charges. The attorneys in our firm who defend clients charged with a sex crime in Maryland have experience necessary to defend individuals charged with sex offenses.

If you wish to consult a SRIS, P.C. defense attorney in Maryland, please simply contact us via phone at 888-437-7747. A defense lawyer in Maryland, will gladly consult with you regarding your sex offense charge.

The defense lawyers of SRIS, P.C. in Maryland have the following client meeting locations in the following locations: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

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Maryland Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Sexual Minor Solicitation Assault Child Pornography Anne Arundel

Why is it important to have legal representation in sex crimes cases?

Legal representation is critical in sex crimes cases because with the social sentiment following anyone accused of a sex crime, you need a sex offense law attorney who is not affected by public opinion, and who can advise you of rights and protections you may be unaware of. Regardless of the charge, you deserve an opportunity to explain your side of the story, and clear your good name.

A Maryland lawyer of the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. will question every part of the charge to force the prosecution to prove every element of its sex offense case. The Maryland defense attorneys of SRIS, P.C. pledge to give relentless, aggressive representation to challenge every facet of the case so that you have the best defense possible.

The Maryland defense lawyers at SRIS, P.C., represent and defend clients in a wide range of sexual offense law cases, including: rape, child molestation, child abuse, date rape, FMS (False Memory Syndrome), indecent exposure, Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, sex offender registration, possession/distribution/sale of child pornography (kiddie porn), sexual battery, lewd conduct, spousal rape, statutory rape and internet sex crimes such as solicitation of a minor via internet (computer solicitation of a minor, sexual solicitation of a minor, use of a communication system to solicit a minor).

Clients receive individualized attention and professional legal representation.

At the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C., our Maryland defense attorneys handle each sex crimes matter tailored to the personal needs, concerns, and best interest of our clients. You can expect prompt replies to e-mails and phone calls. Our sex crimes defense lawyers are committed to offering honest and sound advice. Most important, our defense attorneys will defend and advocate your sex offense case aggressively and vigorously both in plea negotiations and in the courtroom.

Our defense attorneys and staff in Maryland, speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
For more information or to make an appointment with SRIS, P.C. defense lawyer, please call us at 888-437-7747.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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DEFENDING RAPE CHARGES – Maryland Lawyers

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No means NO in today’s society. Rape also referred to as first-degree sexual assault in some states is the non-consensual sexual intercourse that is achieved by the use of physical force, threat of injury, or other duress. If the alleged victim of a rape claims that there was a lack of consent due to the effects of drugs and/or alcohol, thereby preventing the alleged victim from saying no, a person can be charged with rape. Any time non-consensual intercourse occurs that is committed by the use of physical force, threat of injury or other duress, it is deemed to be rape. Thus, rape can occur between a boyfriend and a girlfriend who have an existing relationship. This is commonly referred to as “date rape”. A rape can occur even between a husband and wife. This is commonly referred to as “marital rape.”

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Maryland Rape Defense Lawyer Anne Arundel Date Rape Attorney Statutory Rape Sex Crime Law

Another form of rape is “statutory rape”. In most states, it is unlawful for an adult to engage in sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of 18 or under the age of consent. The age of consent is determined by the law of each individual state. Statutory rape is deemed to be a strict liability crime. Whether there was consent or not, is irrelevant.

If you wish to speak with an attorney who defends clients charged with rape in Maryland, please call us at 888-437-7747.

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. have client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

If you wish to speak with an attorney in Maryland who defends clients charged with rape, please call us at 888-437-7747

Our attorneys who provide defense to those charged with rape and staff in Maryland, Maryland & Massachusetts, speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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Prostitution & Solicitation – Maryland Defense Attorneys

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Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. Prostitution is also legal in many parts of the world or at least in most countries, the law turns a blind eye towards those who make a living by engaging in prostitution.

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Maryland Prostitution Solicitation Pandering Lawyer Anne Arundel

In the United States, prostitution is illegal in almost every state. If a person, offers to, agrees to or engages in a sexual act for compensation, then the person has broken the law. The magic words necessary for the police to charge you with prostitution is “SEX & MONEY”. In most states, the following people can be charged with the crime of prostitution. The person who provides the service of prostitution known commonly as the prostitute, the person who pays for the services of the prostitute, commonly referred to as the “john” and any middleman, commonly referred to as the “pimp”. The alleged prostitute is charged with prostitution. The “john” will be charged with solicitation of prostitution. The “pimp” will be charged with pandering. Depending on the state, certain acts of facilitating prostitution can even be charged as felony.

If you wish to speak with a Maryland attorney who defends clients charged with prostitution, solicitation of prostitution or pandering, please call us at 888-437-7747, or contact us via our on line form.

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. have client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

Our criminal defense attorneys in Maryland who defend those charged with prostitution, solicitation of prostitution or pandering and staff, speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL CHARGE – MARYLAND DEFENSE LAWYERS

Many people think of criminal offenses defined as misdemeanors in Maryland as something with minor ramifications. They are gravely mistaken. Although misdemeanors will usually result in lesser penalties than a felony, misdemeanors crimes are criminal offenses in Maryland have serious consequences both in terms of jail and in terms of your job, school, security clearance, etc.

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Maryland Misdemeanor Laws Petty Crime Defense Lawyer Anne Arundel

Thus if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Maryland, you will have a criminal record. You may also be jailed for up to one year, face the potential of losing your job, losing your driver’s license among other penalties. A lot of people in the United States don’t realize that certain misdemeanors may be treated as an aggravated felony by the Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (formerly known as the INS). Thus a conviction for a misdemeanor in Maryland may also result in deportation proceedings.

Don’t take a chance with your criminal record. Do your best to keep it clean. If you have been charged with a crime that is a misdemeanor in Maryland and you don’t want to take the chance of going to jail or possibly losing your job, hire a SRIS, P.C. Maryland criminal defense attorney. We can help. We will meet with you and discuss your options honestly. We will tell you if we think you really need to hire an attorney or not.

We have client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.

You can make an appointment to talk with a Maryland defense lawyer by calling us at 888-437-7747.

Some of the different types of misdemeanor laws are simple assault, prostitution, trespass, first offense DUI, shoplifting or minor larceny, simple possession of marijuana, telephone threats, etc.

Our defense attorneys and staff who defend misdemeanors in Maryland speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.

Courts we cover in Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.