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  • Suspended License in Maryland

    Monday February 13th, 2017 The maximum penalty for driving on a suspended license in Maryland for your first offense is 1 year in jail and/or $1,000 and a possible 12 points on your driving record. Here are a few reasons your license may be suspended: DUI conviction Failure to pay child support Failure to attend driver’s improvement program Failure ... Read more
  • Client Testimonial

    Friday February 03rd, 2017 Ms. Chinwe Kpaduwa has excellent legal experience in the auto accident and criminal defense areas, providing thorough research, review, and investigation techniques in the processing of my son’s, my husband’s and my cases. Through my seeking Ms. Chinwe’s legal services for my son’s case, she kindly, through the blessing of ... Read more
  • Bench Warrants

    Monday January 30th, 2017 One of the most common ways people get bench warrants is failing to show up for court. Whether it is a traffic or criminal matter, if you don’t show up for court you usually get a bench warrant. A major cause of this is a change of address. Changing your ... Read more
  • Do insurance companies conduct opposition research during my claim?

    Tuesday January 17th, 2017 Yes. Opposition research refers to evidence used against the plaintiff to devalue their injury claim. Social media postings are common research tools. This is why posting on social media during car accident treatment can have adverse effects on your case. Some of us like to post daily activity on social ... Read more
  • Total Loss – Frequently Asked Questions

    Monday January 09th, 2017 How is a total loss determined? The actual cash value (ACV) of your vehicle is compared to the cost of the property damage. If the cost to repair is around 75% of the ACV, the vehicle will most likely be totaled. The determination is mathematical. What is the actual cash value ... Read more
  • First Things to Do in an Accident

    Tuesday January 03rd, 2017 • Call the Police Too often, after a car accident, one of the drivers will readily admit fault and offer to pay out of pocket. They will beg the other driver not to call the police, promising to repair damages. Accepting such an offer is the biggest mistake you can make ... Read more
  • Happy New Year!

    Tuesday January 03rd, 2017 Here is wishing you and your family the best in 2017! Read more
  • “Yours to use for whatever you like.”

    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 Imagine you were just in a car accident, you are injured, and have gone to the emergency room. You are at home sore, in pain, and you get a call from the adjuster. You inform the adjuster that you are not ready to discuss settlement yet because you want to ... Read more
  • The following is an informative guide to the three to six-month expungement process in the state of Maryland.

    Friday October 28th, 2016 Maryland Expungement Process: The application, which can be obtained from the Clerk’s office, is first completed by the defendant. It is best to do this with a lawyer as process fees are nonrefundable and applications will be dismissed on account of errors. The completed application is taken to the Court Clerk in ... Read more
  • “My application to rent an apartment was denied even though I have no convictions! Why?”

    Wednesday October 26th, 2016 Cases on your record may affect your ability to rent an apartment. Some apartment complexes may deny your application if they see an arrest on your record although your criminal case was dismissed and you have no convictions on your record. The fact that they can see what you were ... Read more