All About Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in Maryland

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If you are a parent or guardian of an undocumented minor, there is a chance the child will qualify for a specific type of immigration status by the name of “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” (SIJS). In the state of Maryland, SIJS is a great option for individuals under the age of 21 who have become undocumented through means outside of their control. So, what exactly is SIJS and how does one file?


The Violence Against Women Act and its Effect on Victims of Domestic Violence

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Originally signed back in 1994, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) exists to support victims of domestic violence and ultimately reduce instances of violence and sexual assault. The law expired back in 2019, but it is in the news once again as President Biden recently signed its reauthorization into law. As such, we’ve decided to outline exactly what supports the Violence Against Women Act offers, and how those in need can take advantage.


How to Gather Evidence for a Slip and Fall Case

Earlier this year, we published a blog post all about proving your innocence after a car crash. The advice in that blog was centered around gathering evidence that displayed that the other driver involved was the one at fault. However, the scope of personal injury cases extends well beyond car accidents. As such, we’re circling back and offering a few tips for gathering evidence to support your slip and fall case. 


Tips for Proving Fault in the Aftermath of a Car Crash

After being involved in an auto crash, you may find yourself in the difficult situation in which the at-fault driver’s insurance company is claiming that you are the one responsible for causing the crash. You deserve compensation for any damages or injuries sustained after your crash, so what can you do to protect yourself and ensure that you aren’t handed the blame for an incident that you did not cause?


What is a Moving Traffic Violation

Traffic violations are among the most common offenses across the state of Maryland. That’s because there is such a large spectrum of traffic violations. While an individual with dangerous driving tendencies could easily receive a major traffic violation, a driver with a perfect record who made a one-off mistake could just as easily be charged a minor offense. Because there are so many types of traffic violations, we’ll be focusing on one of them in this blog: moving traffic violations.


What Should You Do After a Hit and Run?

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic situation, but when the at-fault driver flees the scene, an extra layer of complications is introduced. While Maryland law dictates that drivers must pull over after an accident takes place, that obviously does not always happen. Drivers may flee the scene due to a lack of car insurance, a lack of a valid driver’s license, or an outstanding warrant for arrest. In some cases, it’s possible that the at-fault driver did not even realize a collision took place. In any case, you deserve to receive full compensation after a hit and run. Follow these steps to maximize your chances of doing just that.


A Break Down of the U.S Immigration Process

As the year 2021 comes to a close, perhaps the start of 2022 could be the perfect time to begin your journey toward citizenship in the United States. Admittedly, the immigration process can seem quite daunting when approaching it for the first time, so we wouldn’t blame you for feeling unsure about where to start. In this blog, we’ll outline a few of the most common and accessible methods of immigration as a means to help you choose the right track!


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