Jonathan Scott Smith’s Guides

Jonathan Scott Smith

Columbia Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. MVA Hearings in Maryland DUI/DWI Cases

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    If you have been arrested on a Maryland DUI/DWI you must act quickly to avoid losing your license. An experiencedcriminal law attorneycan help you challenge an automatic license suspension through aMotor Vehicle Administration hearing. The MVA Process If you have been charged wit...

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  2. Inaccurate Breath Tests in a DUI/DWI

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    The results of a breathalyzer test are often considered the strongest evidence a prosecutor has against a defendant in a drunk driving case. However, there are numerous situations in which a breathalyzer gives inaccurate readings. In fact,recent news articlesmake a good case that...

  3. Types of Hate Crimes in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    Ahate crimeis a crime against a person or group that is motivated by the victims racial, religious, ethnic or gender group. For a criminal act to be a hate crime, it must meet any of the following criteria: During the crime, racial, religious or ethnic statements are made Hate g...

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  4. Defending Against False Allegations of Domestic Violence in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    Accusations of domestic violence can have both criminal and civil consequences. Civilly you could be subjected to the restrictions of a domestic restraining order, also known as a protective order. And criminally you may face assault and/or battery charges. If you are convicted o...

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  5. What to do after a Car Accident in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    You need to take the right steps to protect yourself, both medically and financially, after a car accident. Failing to follow simple guidelines can make it difficult for you to get the medical care you need, or to get full and fair compensation for all your losses. This guide ide...

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  6. How to Select an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    If you have been hurt in a collisionon the Maryland roadways or have lost a loved one in a fatal car wreck in the state, hiring the right lawyer to handle your case can make all the difference between getting the compensation you need and deserveand getting shortchanged. Not all ...

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  7. Penalties for Drunk Driving in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    This legal guide offers an overview of the penalties for drunk driving offenses in Maryland.

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  8. What is Drunk Driving in Maryland?

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    Maryland law recognizes the following drunkand drugged driving offenses: Driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol per se. Driving or attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol. ...

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  9. How to Select an Experienced Drunk Driving Lawyer in Maryland

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    Adrunk driving arrestcreates substantial risks involving loss of your drivers license, and perhaps even your freedom. It is critical to select and hire an experienced Maryland drunk driving lawyer to advise you and to represent you aggressively. Many people who arecharged with dr...

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  10. What is Domestic Violence in Maryland?

    Written by attorney Jonathan Smith, almost 3 years ago.

    Domestic violence lawsapply to a wide range of behaviors committed by one intimate partner against another. But at its core, domestic violence is the use of force or duress by one person to control another. Following are the forms of domestic abuse with Marylands domestic violenc...

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