General Other Legal Issues Articles

  • Artisans' and Mechanics' 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.
  • The Maryland General Assembly recently passed a law that gives a common set of responsibilities to all dog owners, regardless of the breed of the dog.
  • In Maryland, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is not a criminal offense. Possession or use of up to 10 grams of marijuana is still illegal, however, and carries civil penalties.
  • 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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