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Nov 8, 2022

What Is the “Shadow Docket”?

By |November 8th, 2022|Legal Matters|0 Comments

The United States is governed by a complex system of courts and branches that are meant to create laws in a fair and just manner through votes by local and state representatives. The Supreme Court is a part of our governmental branches that makes very important decisions that affect the entire country. It is reasonable that there would be a lot of thoughtful consideration and discussions when it comes to passing laws or making judgments, [...]

May 5, 2020

Are Maryland’s “Stay At Home” Orders Constitutional?

By |May 5th, 2020|Legal Matters|0 Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many governors across the nation are signing executive orders regarding sheltering in place and staying at home – prohibiting large gatherings, public meetings, and requiring closings of non-essential businesses. When Governor Larry Hogan issued his Stay at Home Order on March 30, he said, “This is a deadly public health crisis—we are no longer asking or suggesting that Marylanders stay home, we are directing them to do so. No Maryland [...]

Oct 22, 2019

You Can Be Charged with a DUI while Driving an ATV

By |October 22nd, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Driving under the influence laws in Maryland apply to more than just drivers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. If you drive on any gas-powered vehicle while intoxicated, you can be charged with driving under the influence. This includes ATVs, Vespas, and motorized scooters. It generally also includes snowmobiles and boats, and even golf carts. A recent case reported by NBC Washington brought home this point. The case involved a 24-year-old man from Maryland who crashed his ATV [...]

Feb 21, 2015

Streaming Movies: Is It Legal?

By |February 21st, 2015|Legal Matters|0 Comments

It happens so often: you want to see a certain movie but you can’t find it on Netflix or Redbox. If you don’t want to buy the movie, how else can you watch it? Many will choose to watch these movies online, free of charge. If you choose to do this, you need to know what’s legal and what isn’t. Take it from these University of Maryland students: no movie is worth jail time. The Basics Movies are a [...]

Jul 26, 2014

Driving High: Dangerous or Harmless?

By |July 26th, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

The fairly recent decriminalization of marijuana in Maryland has opened a discussion about the ways it could affect driving abilities. Plenty of people seem to believe that they are “better drivers” when high – that it simply causes people to drive more slowly and cautiously. So what’s the big deal? Is driving while high really that bad? Effects on Driving Driving while under the influence of marijuana is much more dangerous than many Americans might think. While [...]

Jul 8, 2014

Three Myths About Sobriety Checkpoints

By |July 8th, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Sobriety checkpoints often occur on holidays, high-traffic weekends, and popular driving routes. This makes them common during the summer – but do you know what you do and don’t have to do if you’re stopped at a sobriety checkpoint? To help you out, we’ve addressed some common misconceptions that could get you in trouble.   If I come across a sobriety checkpoint, there’s no way I can avoid it. Actually, you don’t have to participate in these [...]

Jun 20, 2014

Beer and (Soccer) Balls

By |June 20th, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

US fans everywhere have gone wild during the past two games against Ghana and Portugal. There are countless videos on YouTube documenting reactions to US goals, such as this one: Looks familiar, right? Based on reactions from the past two games, the US v. Germany game tomorrow should trigger just as much insanity. While it's no secret that World Cup games are incredibly exciting, you should always use your best judgment when watching. If [...]

May 22, 2014

New Online Case Management Platform

By |May 22nd, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

We at Carey Law Office are proud to introduce our new client portal through MyCase. The privacy of our clients has always been of utmost importance to us. By adopting an online case management platform with a bank-grade security system, we have taken measures to maximize our clients’ privacy. Another reason we love the MyCase portal is the level of sheer convenience it provides. Now, all of our clients can see everything pertaining to their individual cases 24/7 in [...]

Feb 3, 2014

Love and Marriage…and Prenuptial Agreements

By |February 3rd, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

February is commonly known as the month of love. In Maryland, we are now fortunate to be able to celebrate true marriage equality – not only at the state level, but also at the federal level of government. With marriage often comes the topic of contracts, such as prenuptial agreements. There seems to be a stigma attached to prenuptial agreements; many people associate them with divorce. However, these kinds of contracts are used in other [...]

Jan 3, 2014

Reflections and Resolutions

By |January 3rd, 2014|Legal Matters|0 Comments

A new year signifies reflection, change, and advancement. Accordingly, we at Carey Law Office have taken time to analyze the many advances we’ve made in the past year. We would also like to share with you the improvements that 2014 will bring. Needless to say, 2013 was a big year for us. The past year marked a number of new developments at Carey Law Office. We are proud to say that we have successfully made [...]

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