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When Juveniles Are Charged With Violent Crimes

By Hammad S. Matin |

As the parent of a child who has been involved in the criminal justice system, you know what it’s like to be fearful of a future in which your child is behind bars.  If the charges involved particularly violent activity, you have the added worry that the case could be moved into the adult… Read More »

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Recompense For Scaffolding Accidents

By Hammad S. Matin |

Buildings are going up everywhere in Maryland. Construction is a boom industry—but it’s not without its hazards.  Sadly, far too many accidents involving scaffolding lead to serious injuries or death.  If you or a loved one is one of the unlucky victims of a scaffolding accident, a local experienced personal injury attorney may be… Read More »

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How Criminal Defendants Can Help Themselves

By Hammad S. Matin |

Anyone who is facing criminal charges can attest to the fact that it is a frightening, unpredictable, and intimidating experience. Sometimes the accused are so off balance due to their situation that they make foolish mistakes that put their futures in peril. If you are charged with criminal activity, you should know that you… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For Children’s Injuries After Signing A Waiver?

By Hammad S. Matin |

Many kids these days participate in local sports leagues, classes, or regional teams. As parents, we sign ‘em up, sign the papers, and look forward to cheering them on as they practice and compete, building their skills and developing confidence along the way. But when an injury occurs, the focus shifts from supporting our… Read More »

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Facing Criminal Charges: Should You Accept A Plea Deal?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you’ve been arrested and charged with criminal activity, you are likely concerned about what the future holds. If you’re like most people in this situation, chances are your case will never make it to court.  That’s because well over 90 percent of criminal cases—whether state or federal charges are involved—are settled out of… Read More »

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Dealing With Road Rage

By Hammad S. Matin |

About 80 percent of drivers report that they’ve experienced frustration, and even anger, behind the wheel.  If you’re one of them, you’ve likely at least considered flipping off another driver, yelling at them, or employing tactics on the road to annoy other motorists.  But did you know that in the course of a given… Read More »

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The Hoverboard Danger: It’s Not What You’d Expect

By Hammad S. Matin |

Hoverboards have arrived, and people of all ages (though mostly younger ones) have been discovering  the joy of balancing on the devices as they travel through space in a new and exciting way for a few years now.  Are people falling off and experiencing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and broken bones?  Without a doubt!  But… Read More »

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When Is The Insanity Defense Appropriate?

By Hammad S. Matin |

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you may be convinced that with an insanity defense you can escape any serious jail time.  While it may be true that you are plagued by ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, or other mental health issues, it’s important to understand that “crazy” behavior does not necessarily equate to legal… Read More »

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Domestic Violence And Superbowl Sunday

By Hammad S. Matin |

Every minute, 20 million Americans are subject to some form of domestic violence (DV). Sometimes exploding seemingly out of nowhere, other times slowing building to a violent crescendo, domestic violence leaves emotional, mental, and physical scars that take time and care to heal.  Research ties special occasions combined with the consumption of alcohol to… Read More »

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Product Liability Lawsuits

By Hammad S. Matin |

When people are harmed or killed because companies fail to put safe products into the marketplace, there is no way to erase the suffering related to the incidents.  Nonetheless, product liability lawsuits are one way victims of such catastrophes can recover remuneration to address their pain.  If you think these lawsuits are only for… Read More »

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