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What Are the Penalties in Maryland for Possession of An Unregulated Firearm?


Maryland’s gun laws are strict. They are among the toughest laws in the nation. Maryland regulates the sale, transfer, rent and possession of regulated firearms. All private transfers of regulated firearms must be processed through a licensed dealer or designated law enforcement agency which must conduct a background check on the buyer. As governor, Martin […]

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Lawmakers Weigh Use of Technology to Cut Down on Auto Accidents Involving Distracted Drivers


Distracted driving is a problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that more than 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents in 2015. Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration has said there were 53,878 traffic crashes involving at least one distracted driver in Maryland from 2008 through 2012. Fatalities occurred in 229 of the […]

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Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death in the Construction Industry


Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry and account for about one-third of all work-related deaths in the industry, according to information available from the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2015, there were 350 fatal falls out of 937 construction fatalities. In 2013, there were 291 fatal falls out of 828 […]

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Three Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases


Medical malpractice is a tragedy. More than 250,000 people die each year because of medical mistakes. This means that medical errors are one of the three leading causes of death in the United States – ranking behind cancer and heart disease. There are three common types of medical malpractice lawsuits – failure to make the […]

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US Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law that Restricted Sex Offender Access to Social Media


In one of the first cases to be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court addressing the First Amendment and the Internet, the nation’s top court recently reversed a state law that prohibited sex offenders from using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Forbidding access to social media prevents the user from engaging […]

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