General Youth Law Articles

  • Maryland law restricts reading, writing, or sending a text message, or using a handheld telephone, while operating a motor vehicle.
  • There are times when a tenant needs a co-signer. Sometimes a tenant, through frugal spending habits, can actually pay the required rent, but doesn’t meet the basic income requirements of the industry.
  • In the past few sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, several new laws were passed that greatly restrict the way minors can operate their automobiles
  • Overview of Maryland's Juvenile Justice System
  • At 18, your child may enter into contracts and sign legal documents for herself. As she becomes an adult, she may wish to give you some access to information and authority to make decisions in order to have your continued help. For example, she can put in place a HIPAA release authorization form, an advance health care directive, and a durable general power of attorney.
  • 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.
  • This article explains the steps in the juvenile record expungement process.
  • Many aggressive children and adolescents have grown up in violent homes and neighborhoods, but some become violent for other reasons.
  • A lease is a contract. A minor is generally not bound by his or her contracts. This means that, if a minor enters into a contract, the law will allow the minor to "void" the contract.
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