General Other Legal Issues Articles

  • Artisan's and Mechanic's Liens are a way for workers to make sure they get paid for their work.
  • This article introduces government seizure and forfeiture of personal property, explains the procedure, and provides information on how a property owner can respond when the government takes property.
  • A brief summary of Maryland Law on Defamation for Private Persons
  • Each year, the US Department of Health and Human Services updates the federal poverty guidelines. These are a list of annual income amounts, based on the number of people in a household. Different programs use the guidelines in different ways.
  • This article describes what part the community has in issuing liquor licenses in Baltimore City.
  • A recent law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly says that pit bulls are no longer considered to be "inherently dangerous"
  • 在马里兰州,2014年10月1日生效,占有或使用的不到10克大麻不再是刑事罪行。 合法化替换藏有多达10克大麻的民事处罚或刑事处罚。 2014年10月1日之前,大麻的任何数量的占有或使用仍然是一个刑事罪。
  • May I keep chickens on my property? What are the rules in my city or county?
  • Replevin and detinue are two kinds of court cases that allow a plaintiff to seek to get personal property back from a defendant. In a replevin action, a judge may grant temporary possession of the property to the plaintiff. In a detinue action, a judge decides who will have permanent legal possession of the property.
  • An apostille is a way to authenticate documents for use outside the country where they were created. This article deals primarily with obtaining an apostille from Maryland for use elsewhere. However, there is some information for apostille procedures in other locations.
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