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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Moving After a Divorce

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Parents who are going through a divorce are often concerned about whether they will be limited in their ability to take jobs, move out of the area, or re-marry someone who lives in another state. These relocation decisions are not to be taken lightly, because Maryland law does put limits on relocation, at least… Read More »

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Can the Insurance Company Refuse to Pay Because I Wasn’t Wearing My Seatbelt?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In a word, no. Maryland is one of about 30 states that reject the so-called seatbelt defense. If you are injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by someone else, you should be allowed to recover monetary compensation without regard to whether you had your seatbelt on at the time. Here’s how insurance companies… Read More »

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4 Things Every Separation Agreement Should Contain

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you are preparing to go through a divorce in Maryland, you may find it a bit upsetting to learn that you will not likely be able to get your divorce finalized for up to a year. This is due to Maryland divorce laws that require you to either allege grounds for divorce or… Read More »

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What is Nolo Contendere?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For those who are facing criminal or minor traffic offenses in Maryland, there are a lot of terms and legal phrases to learn and understand. Just a minor misapprehension of terminology can make a big difference when it comes to points on your license, insurance premiums, and even your own freedom. Let The Law… Read More »

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What is Fruit of the Poisonous Tree?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A term stolen right out of Genesis, the Poisonous Tree doctrine is a legal theory created by the U.S. Supreme Court in response to police abuses years ago. In general, if the police break the rules badly enough, they should not get to benefit from their own Constitutional violations. At The Law Offices of… Read More »

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Can the Police Search My Home Without My Consent?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For everyone ever arrested and charged with a crime based on evidence discovered in a home raid, this question will ring true. But the answer is not as simple as a clear yes or no. It ultimately depends on a few very specific qualifying facts. At The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A.,… Read More »

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Should I Plead Guilty to a First DUI?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A lot of people who are arrested on a first offense DUI in Maryland think that because it’s their first run in with the law, it may be better just to plead guilty and take the punishment. These same people often believe that if they fight back or defend against the charge, the punishment… Read More »

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LadyJustice

75 Percent of Those With Drug and Alcohol Dependency Problems Have Committed Violence, Report Says

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

According to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, over 75% of individuals who enter drug treatment facilities report performing some sort of violent acts. Violence can include a very wide range of conduct, but in general it includes things like muggings, robberies, assaults, and even the use of weapons. At the Law Offices of… Read More »

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Do Polygraph Exams Actually Work?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

This common question has been around as long as the lie detector itself. After all, there is a certain mystique about any device that can claim to read the human mind and give us an unbiased glimpse into another’s thoughts. But does it really do what we think it does? If you watch enough… Read More »

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Should I Get a Paternity Test?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many men each year are faced with the very real and difficult decision of whether to obtain a paternity test or not. It’s a tough choice to make, even for otherwise happy marriages and relationships. In some situations, a paternity test may make sense, yet in others it may bring more hardship than anticipated…. Read More »

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