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Maryland Separation Agreements

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Drawing up a marital separation agreement on your own is a risky choice. Without knowledge of your legal rights, the agreement can create more problems than resolutions in the future. Separation agreements created without the guidance of a lawyer often fail to address all the issues between the parties. An experienced Maryland separation agreement… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Establishing a child’s paternity is important for many reasons. It ensures the child can foster and build a relationship with both his or her parents. A child deserves all the advantages that two parents can provide. Maryland has adopted the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA), which invalidates many of the antiquated laws that previously placed… Read More »

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Peace Orders – Protecting Yourself from Abuse Outside the Home

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you have been a victim of abuse, you should seek protection from your abuser. There are two types of protective orders in Maryland. Protective orders are traditionally thought of as an order to protect you when your abuser is a family or household member. Peace orders protect people who do not qualify for… Read More »

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Internet Crimes are Complex, Complicated Matters

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The widespread use of the internet has come with tremendous advantages. The ability to have information so readily accessible saves time and increases productivity. Unfortunately, since the internet is constantly evolving and internet laws are new, this area of law is difficult to navigate. If you were arrested for a cybercrime you could face… Read More »

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Can police use cellphone data to determine your location? SCOTUS to decide

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Supreme Court will hear a case questioning whether or not police need a warrant to search the location of an individual based on cellphone information. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to hear a case that questions whether or not the police can gather cellphone data that reveals the… Read More »

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Factors that affect blood alcohol content level

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There are many different factors that can affect how quickly a person’s blood alcohol content rises after drinking alcohol. In Maryland, and in all other states in the U.S., it is illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.08, states the Governors Highway Safety Association…. Read More »

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Can convicted sex offenders use social media?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Some states do limit a sex offenders access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, but is this restriction appropriate? Maryland, like many other states, has a registry of convicted sex offenders. The Maryland registry was started in 1995, according to The Baltimore Sun. The registry shows just how common it is for… Read More »

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The Conover v. Conover case’s potential impact on de facto parent laws

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

De facto parents previously involved in a marriage may be viewed as legal parents in Maryland following a recent court ruling. A de facto parent is a parent who takes care of a child’s basic needs on a day-to-day basis, but is not related to the child legally or biologically. Although de facto parents… Read More »

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Studies show breath tests are not always accurate

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Breath test devices may not always give accurate BAC results, which could result in an erroneous DUI conviction. Although having a few drinks when going out to dinner is not illegal in Maryland, driving while intoxicated is against the law. People who are suspected of drinking and driving may be pulled over by a… Read More »

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Can police body cameras contribute to fewer altercations?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many authorities claim that using body cameras has positive effects for police and civilians. Some officers in Maryland have begun testing the equipment. The excessive use of force has been a prevalent topic among human rights advocates in recent years. Within the past few weeks alone, there have been many instances of alleged police… Read More »

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