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Theodore B Godfrey

Theodore Godfrey’s Legal Guides

7 total

  • How to Survive the Police

    Know Your Officer Whether it's a stop-and-frisk, a traffic stop or "Avon calling" - an FBI term for blasting your front door down with a shotgun and entering through the debris - you need to remember

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  • Maryland Traffic Court - the Basics (Part I)

    First ask: Is Your Ticket Jailable? General rule: if your Maryland ticket is prepayable, such that you may avoid court, that ticket is not jailable. If you receive multiple tickets and all of them a

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  • Basics of Maryland Unemployment Insurance Procedure

    Basic Guide to Maryland Unemployment Hearings If you have lost your job through no fault of your own, especially in the current difficult economy, unemployment benefits can be the difference between eviction or foreclosure and keeping your owned or rented home. In the U.S., une...

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  • Basic Guide to Maryland Drivers Records and Drivers Licenses

    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) driving records are something of a mystery to the casual observer; perhaps this basic description will help. The most commonly obtained driving record is the "three-year record" which lists all events for the previous three years to th...

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  • Basic Guide to Maryland Wrongful Termination Law

    In general, Maryland is a strongly at-will state when it comes to employment. Unless one of the three exceptions listed below applies, either the worker or the employer may end the employment relationship at any time, under any circumstances no notice, no severance, no due proc...

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  • Basic Guide to Maryland Drivers License Suspension and Revocation Hearings

    Under Maryland law and regulation, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has the duty to administer the motorist license system and to call motorists in for a "Point System Conference" and send motorists to driver improvement programs or "DIP." More ominously, the MVA c...

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  • How to Select an Attorney - a few thoughts (early draft)

    The following are a few somewhat random points on things to consider when hiring an attorney. Hope to organize this more rigorously soon; please consider this a first draft for general comment.

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