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What Constitutes “Child Abuse” in the Virginia Legal System?

What Constitutes “Child Abuse” in the Virginia Legal System? Child abuse is a serious issue and one can take many different ...

CINA Cases in Maryland: What Are They, and How Do They Work?

CINA Cases in Maryland: What Are They, and How Do They Work?In Maryland, just like in any other state, child ...

The Burden of Proof Episode 13 Child Custody: Everything You Need To Know

The Burden of Proof Podcast Episode 13 Child Custody: Everything You Need To Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roQrGqStrRAIn the latest installment of The ...

What are the Different Types of Custody in Virginia?

One state with a particularly unique system for custody litigation is Virginia. With several different options, including “shared custody,” “sole ...

The Burden of Proof Episode 11: Contemplating Divorce? Here’s What To Do Next.

The Burden of Proof Episode 11: Contemplating Divorce? Here's What To Do Next.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgJwmBPdMVUIn the latest installment of JC Law’s official ...

How to Navigate a Divorce During the Holidays

With Thanksgiving already behind us, we’re officially in the throes of the holiday season, and while this time of year ...

5 Things to Avoid When Looking for A Lawyer

If you or a loved one are dealing with a legal issue—whether it’s a criminal charge, a messy divorce, or ...

Important facts about your 5th Amendment rights

In a society that values transparency, remaining silent may seem counterintuitive. However, understanding your right to remain silent is important ...

3 common misconceptions people may have about divorce in Maryland

Navigating a divorce can be tricky for practically anyone. Several factors, such as emotional turmoil, financial challenges, co-parenting dynamics and ...

3 Things to Consider If Your Child Is Charged with a DUI.

While any DUI case can be a frantic, emotionally taxing situation, it’s even worse to be a parent and learn ...

What is the Maryland Child Abduction Prevention Act?

While JC Law provided extensive coverage on the changes to Maryland divorce that went into effect on October 1st, 2023, ...

The Business of Law: A JC Law Podcast Episode 6

Client Communication JC Law is pleased to share our latest episode of “The Business of Law,” our ongoing podcast hosted ...

The Maryland Sex Offender Registry: What Are the Requirements?

In Maryland, individuals convicted of sex offenses are required to register with the statewide "Sex Offender Registry." This registry acts ...

Mediation: How It Can Help Couples Avoid a Messy Divorce

When considering a divorce, couples often turn to mediation as a constructive means to foster open communication and minimize conflict ...

3 Essential Requirements for all Prenuptial Agreements

It’s no secret that a happy marriage; one that’s built on trust, accountability, and genuine love and affection, can be ...

The Business of Law: A JC Law Podcast Episode 5

Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements Welcome to the fifth episode of “The Business of Law,” JC Law’s ongoing podcast hosted by ...

Child support and license suspension

Child support is a legal obligation that parents have to financially support their children. Unfortunately, some parents fail to fulfill ...

How to fight a DUI charge

Driving under the influence is a serious offense. If you ever find yourself facing such charges, it is helpful to ...

The Business of Law: A JC Law Podcast Episode 4

Divorce & Pornography Welcome to episode 4 of “The Business of Law,” JC Law’s ongoing podcast hosted by our CEO ...

What are possession with intent to distribute charges?

Possession with intent to distribute drugs, also known as PWID, is a major offense that carries harsh penalties in Maryland ...

The impact of a DUI on custody arrangements

According to the Maryland Department of Health, over 21,000 DUI-related arrests occur in the state each year. In Maryland, a ...

Could AI exploit children?

The Associated Press reported that attorney generals in all 50 states have asked Congress to combat artificial intelligence's ability to ...

The Business of Law: A JC Law Podcast Episode 3

Welcome to episode 3 of JC Law’s ongoing podcast, “The Business of Law!” In this month’s episode, our host and ...

Prosecutors call for AI regulation to combat child exploitation

Prosecutors from across the nation are urging Congress to take action against the growing use of artificial intelligence in child ...

Do grandparents have rights to see grandchildren?

According to the U.S. Census, 7.1 million grandparents live with their minor grandchildren. The role of grandparents is very important in many ...

When does law enforcement have the right to search your car?

A Maryland traffic stop can be a nerve-wracking experience. In the United States, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects ...

Listen: James E. Crawford, Jr. on “The Lawyer Millionaire” Podcast

Earlier this month, JC Law’s very own James E. Crawford, Jr. had the pleasure of featuring on episode 26 of ...

How should you act after getting pulled over?

According to Statista, in the first quarter of 2023, there were 286 million vehicles on the road in America. No ...

Are “DIY” Rape Kits Admissible as Evidence in Maryland?

A recent article published by USA Facts reported that at least 25,000 untested rape kits sat in law enforcement agencies ...

Maryland’s Divorce Laws are Changing. Here’s What You Need to Know

The rules and guidelines for divorce in Maryland are about to change in a big way this fall. Earlier this ...

How divorce influences your taxes

As you dissolve your marriage, you will undoubtedly face a variety of challenges. Before the divorce, you had to work ...

Conservatorship, Guardianship, and Adoption in the state of Maryland: What You Need to Know

If you’ve kept up with the news as of late, especially in the sports world, there’s a good chance you’re ...

The Business of Law: A JC Law Podcast Episode 2

Stop Lying To Yourself In this episode, Jim Crawford dives into one of his favorite books, "Think and Grow Rich" ...

Ignition Interlock Devices in Cars for DUI Prevention

Driving under the influence (DUI) is an unfortunately common crime that can result in a variety of consequences, ranging from ...

Child support payments and your passport

Falling behind on child support could affect many different aspects of your daily life as well as your future. Whether ...

Can social media complicate your criminal trial?

Social media has a powerful way of connecting individuals and disseminating information. However, if used improperly, it can also provide ...

The Sound of Freedom and the Complicated Realities of Sex Offenses

If you’ve kept up with pop culture headlines or taken a trip to the movies over the past month, you’ve ...

What is continuing course of conduct with a child under Maryland law?

It is common for prosecutors to compound crimes against a person. This occurs because there are often multiple crimes associated ...

Securing your financial future during a Maryland divorce

Facing the end of a marriage can bring about many anxieties. Financial concerns often rise to the top of the ...

When can police search your car during a stop in Maryland?

Getting pulled over by the police can induce stress. When the officer asks to search your car, anxiety escalates. Do ...

JC Law Trilogy Modum Series Part 5

How Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Porn Addiction Wreak Havoc. Part 5: Clearing a Path to Personal Growth Part 1 ...

JC Law Trilogy Modum Series Part 4

How Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Porn Addiction Wreak Havoc.    Part 4: The Elixir Welcome to Part 4 of our ...

JC Law Trilogy Modum Series Part 3

Part 3: The Dangers of Excessive Porn Use How Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Porn Addiction Wreak Havoc. Welcome to ...

JC Law Trilogy Modum Series Part 2

Part 2 of the Trilogy Modum Series Part 1 | Part 3 How Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Porn Addiction ...

JC Law Trilogy Modum Series Part 1

How Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Porn Addiction Wreaks Havoc. Part 1 of the Trilogy Modum Series Within many of ...

How long does sex offender registration last in Maryland?

Maryland takes its responsibility to public safety seriously, especially regarding sex offenders. The state employs a tiered system to manage ...

How does using a handgun in a crime impact charges in Maryland?

When it comes to crime, the use of a weapon often leads to stiffer penalties, especially in the state of ...

Can You Be Charged With Rape Or Sexual Assault Against Your Spouse In Maryland?

As of October 1st, 2023, spousal rape will no longer have the marital loophole that allows hundreds to get away ...

Don’t Let a “Click” Get You in Trouble with the Police

Avoiding Possession, Distribution or Manufacturing Federal or State Child Pornography Prosecution Most people don’t want anyone going through their internet ...

What are the penalties in Maryland for failing to register as a sex offender?

Each state has unique requirements for handling individuals who are rehabilitating after a conviction for a sexual offense. A person ...

When does sexting become a crime in Maryland?

In an age of technology, digital communication is a normal everyday activity for many, especially those of younger generations. However, ...

Are vigilante sexual predator stings on the rise?

Vigilante sexual predator stings may present in many different ways. These amateurs often pretend to be underage individuals and lure ...

Do private citizens have the right to investigate and expose alleged sexual predators?

Sexual predators often hide in neighborhoods. They easily conceal themselves until someone manages to expose them. Private citizens all over ...

New Maryland law expands restrictions for sex offenders

Maryland recently passed Senate Bill 57, a piece of legislation that aims to strengthen protections for vulnerable children in the ...

Is pornography addiction real?

While some claim pornography addiction is a serious issue with consequences similar to substance addictions, others question the validity of ...

JC Law Promotes Charlotte Weinstein to Managing Attorney in the Domestic Department

JC Law is excited to announce the promotion of Charlotte Weinstein, Esq. to a Managing Attorney position in our Domestic ...

What are the penalties for DUI in Maryland?

Drunk driving offenses can have very serious consequences in Maryland. When it comes to drunk driving penalties, you may face ...

Your options for serving divorce papers

If a divorce is what you seek, making it happen requires following a specific legal process. It starts with filling ...

What is parental alienation?

When it comes to divorce, most courts prefer to award joint custody to parents. In this case, former spouses must ...

What to Do if You Suspect a Child Is Being Harmed

Do you know a child who might be experiencing neglect or abuse? Many people avoid this question, fearing that the ...

Maryland legislation brings major shift in divorce process

Recently, Maryland passed legislation that makes it a no-fault divorce state. This legislation is a major shift in the state's ...

JC Law Hires 2 Attorneys in Continued Growth of The Domestic Department

JC Law is excited to announce the hiring of 2 attorneys, Charlotte Weinstein Esq. They all started at the beginning ...

Dealing with an uncooperative co-parent

Co-parenting can be a challenging and complex process, even under the best of circumstances. When one parent is uncooperative, it ...

Different severities for shoplifting in Maryland

Shoplifting is a common crime that occurs when someone takes merchandise from a store without paying for it. The state ...

JC Law Promotes Jason Huy Linh Nguyen Esq. to Managing Attorney in the Domestic Department

JC Law is excited to announce the promotion of Jason Huy Linh Nguyen Esq. to Managing Attorney in our Domestic ...

JC Law Promotes Hunter Gallagher to Circle of Excellence Managing Attorney

JC Law is excited to announce the promotion of Hunter Gallagher JD, MTS, to a new role within the firm, ...

JC Law Hires Elise Crawford-Gallagher as the New Vice President of Operations

JC Law is excited to announce the addition of Elise Crawford-Gallagher as the new Vice President of Operations. She will ...

When do police have the right to search my property?

Encounters with police can make you nervous or anxious even when they do not involve a crime. However, learning your ...

JC Law Promotes Abigail Beichler Esq. to Domestic Department Co-Director

JC Law is excited to announce the promotion of Abigail Beichler, Esq. as the new Domestic Department Co-Director. She will ...

Can unmarried parents still receive child support?

In Maryland, ensuring the well-being of a child involves considering child support as a critical aspect. Many parents wonder if ...

The consequences of drug charges in Maryland

Facing drug charges in Maryland can have far-reaching and long-lasting effects on an individual's life. The consequences may include not ...

Helping your kids cope with divorce

If you have kids, you likely have a wide range of concerns with respect to current challenges they face and ...

The impact of drug paraphernalia charges

If you face charges for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the ...

Minimizing the long-term impact your divorce has on your life

Splitting from your spouse may drastically improve your life and provide opportunities for growth and success. At the same time, ...

Your career after incarceration

Incarceration can bring an abrupt halt to your life including your personal relationships, financial goals and career aspirations. Once your ...

How to identify parental alienation

Sharing custody with an ex-spouse is difficult, especially if the divorce was a high-conflict separation. In some cases, parents may ...

What is the difference between robbery and theft?

No matter the charges, facing a criminal conviction can be overwhelming and intimidating for anyone. If you face accusations or ...

What can you do in the event of a wrongful police search?

Police interactions always have the potential to be highly stressful, especially if an officer attempts to search your home or ...

When can I sign an Affidavit of Parentage?

For a Maryland court to award you custody of your child, the state must recognize you as the legal father ...

Am I obligated to answer questions by the police?

You might be familiar with your constitutional right to remain silent. This is important because law enforcement can use whatever ...

Understanding divorce paper service requirements in Maryland

Service of the papers is a key step in the divorce process and every state has its own regulations about ...

How are child and spousal support different?

After a divorce, the court may make you pay various forms of support or payments to your former spouse. The ...

What are the classifications of sex offenders?

When a court convicts someone of a sex crime, they will enter a tier. The state has three tiers. Each ...

What can influence a burglary charge in Maryland?

In the state of Maryland, the crime of burglary is actually not the same as offenses such as robbery or ...

What to expect during a Maryland custody trial

What To Expect During a Maryland Custody TrialWhen you have a child with someone in Maryland and the relationship between ...

How do the courts handle student loan debt during a divorce?

One of the biggest stressors during a divorce is how to split your property, assets and debt. Maryland is an ...

JC Law is Expanding into Philadelphia!

We have recently opened a second office location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to serving the state of Maryland, we ...

What are three stages of divorce?

When you go through a divorce, you go through phases similar to the stages of grief. Even when divorce is ...

How may couples divide their property in a Maryland divorce?

Maryland divorce courts follow the equitable distribution method, which means that a judge could decide to divide marital property based ...

How much marijuana may a Maryland resident lawfully possess?

Maryland’s residents voted to approve the legalization of recreational marijuana. As a result, effective July 1, 2023, individuals at least ...

Penalties for missing child support payments in Maryland

If you owe child support arrears, you could lose sleep at night due to uncertainty about what will happen next ...

Are there laws to protect against false allegations of sex crimes?

Accusations — even false ones — can affect a person's reputation, relationships, residency situation and career. Overcoming public perception after ...

Getting ready for divorce later in life

The divorce process can bring up many concerns and stressors, regardless of your age, individual circumstances and the approach you ...

Statistics on child support payments

Whether you receive child support from a non-custodial parent or you have to pay support, you should have a clear ...

How can you co-parent with a difficult ex-spouse?

Divorce is rarely easy, even when both parties are on the same page. When it comes to custody and child-rearing ...

What should you do if you are arrested?

When faced with arrest, it is natural to feel concerned about your well-being and future. While every citizen has rights ...

JC Law Jersey Day Potluck Recap

On Monday November 11th, we hosted a jersey day potluck for the Ravens Monday Night game against the Saints. Employees ...

3 ways to stay mentally healthy during your divorce

Even though ending your marriage may be the right decision for you and everyone else in your family, divorce can ...

Can you beat an experienced detective?

If someone in law enforcement suspects you may have some involvement in a criminal matter, you are likely to find ...

Felony Sex Crimes in Maryland Defined

What is a sex crime? Sex crimes typically involve some form of sexual contact or sexual activity. The victim did ...

Revenge Porn in Maryland Explained

What is revenge porn? Revenge porn is the creation, dissemination or ownership of pornographic materials that depict a former associate ...