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    • The Scientific Method For Reducing Drunk Driving Fatalities

      Every year, approximately 10,000 Americans die in traffic collisions that were caused by drunk driving. Though this figure is certainly lower than it once was, a team of researchers from The National ...

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    • Car Accident Injury Settlement

      Is the insurance company offering you a fair car accident injury settlement? Would you know how to tell? If the insurance company’s representative is pressuring you to sign off on the agreement, then ...

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    • DUI vs DWI

      Driving while impaired or under the influence is a poor decision that many Americans unfortunately make. Often, people lose track of their alcohol consumption and decide to get behind the wheel, which ...

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    • How COVID-19 May Impact the Future of Criminal Justice

      In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the daily lives of just about everybody in America. Kids can no longer go to school, parents are unable to go to work, and seniors cannot ...

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    • How Fentanyl is Affecting Our Community

      Fentanyl is a drug that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. Although the American public has just recently heard of Fentanyl, it has been ...

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    • Backward Background Checks: How Automated Screening Systems Can Stand Between You And Your New Home

      For many years, a background check has been a relatively standard part of an apartment or home rental application. The landlord or property management company would look up your information in a ...

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    • The Scientific Method For Reducing Drunk Driving Fatalities

      Every year, approximately 10,000 Americans die in traffic collisions that were caused by drunk driving. Though this figure is certainly lower than it once was, a team of researchers from The National ...

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    • Lost In Translation: The Courtroom Confusion Caused By Emoji Communication

      If you were sitting on a jury and saw a series of text messages between defendants which read, "Did you rob the bank?" - followed by a response that read, "Yes," you would probably feel pretty ...

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    • Fairness In The Court: How AI Can Help To Make Judges Less Biased

      When your freedom or financial stability sits in the hands of a judge, you would hope that they will endeavor to be as fair-minded as possible in deciding your fate. However, judges are human. As ...

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    • The #MeToo Movement Drives Uber To Develop Next-Level Sexual Harassment Tracking Technology

      Each and every day, hundreds of thousands of Americans choose to use Uber to get them to work, to the doctor's office, or to the grocery store. In an effort to keep these people (and their drivers) as ...

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    • Lost In Translation: The Courtroom Confusion Caused By Emoji Communication

      If you were sitting on a jury and saw a series of text messages between defendants which read, "Did you rob the bank?" - followed by a response that read, "Yes," you would probably feel pretty ...

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    • How An Inability To Post Bail Can Haunt You For Many Years To Come

      Cash bail has long been a mainstay of the U.S. legal system. After all, the basic premise behind it is simple. After you have been arrested, you pay a sum of money to earn your freedom - and the money ...

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    • How Fentanyl is Affecting Our Community

      Fentanyl is a drug that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. Although the American public has just recently heard of Fentanyl, it has been ...

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    • Drug Charges MD

      Have the police arrested you for possession of illegal substances? Are you facing drug charges that may involve misdemeanor or felony sentencing? Dealing with the situation requires a comprehensive ...

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    • Types of Criminal Charges

      It’s often difficult for a layperson to navigate the legal system. Various types of criminal charges result in consequences that might stay with you for a lifetime. Besides that, make a mistake in ...

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    • How Fentanyl is Affecting Our Community

      Fentanyl is a drug that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. Although the American public has just recently heard of Fentanyl, it has been ...

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    • Does Marijuana Legalization Lead to Increased Impaired Driving?

      According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crash data suggests that the states that legalize marijuana have had nearly a ten (10%) percent increase in auto accidents compared to ...

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    • Opioid Overdose Deaths Surpass Auto Accident Fatalities

      According to statistics recently published by the National Safety Council , Americans are now more likely to die via an accidental opioid overdose than in a car accident. Their examination found that ...

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    • The Scientific Method For Reducing Drunk Driving Fatalities

      Every year, approximately 10,000 Americans die in traffic collisions that were caused by drunk driving. Though this figure is certainly lower than it once was, a team of researchers from The National ...

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    • Does Marijuana Legalization Lead to Increased Impaired Driving?

      According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crash data suggests that the states that legalize marijuana have had nearly a ten (10%) percent increase in auto accidents compared to ...

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    • TOP TEN Mistakes to Avoid in A DUI/DWI Case

      Contact Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates to get started on your free consultation. Available 24/7. 1. Thinking That a DUI Conviction is No Big Deal A criminal conviction is like luggage, it travels with ...

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    • How Your Online Presence Can Impact Your Life Insurance Premiums

      For individuals who wish to protect their spouse, children, or other loved ones in the event of their untimely death, life insurance has long been the financial product of choice. The popularity of ...

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    • How to Maintain Control in The Event of Temporary or Permanent Disability: Power of Attorney

      Control is something that we all seek when it relates to important decisions in our lives, especially when those decisions are directly related our finances and personal assets. There may come a time ...

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    • What is an Advance Directive?

      Chances are you have heard about this document while visiting the doctor at some point, but do you know what it is and why you need one? Often referred to as a “Living Will”, an Advance Directive is a ...

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    • How COVID-19 May Impact the Future of Criminal Justice

      In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the daily lives of just about everybody in America. Kids can no longer go to school, parents are unable to go to work, and seniors cannot ...

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    • Jason A. Shapiro Recognized in "Super Lawyers" 2019

      Founder and Managing Partner, Jason A. Shapiro, has been recognized in the 2019 edition of “Super Lawyers.” Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of ...

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    • Jason Shapiro Named by US News & World Report as One of the Best Lawyers in America... Again!

      For the 12 th year in a row, our Founder and Managing Partner, Jason A. Shapiro , has been named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Lawyers! Jason’s recognition is a significant honor, ...

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    • How An Inability To Post Bail Can Haunt You For Many Years To Come

      Cash bail has long been a mainstay of the U.S. legal system. After all, the basic premise behind it is simple. After you have been arrested, you pay a sum of money to earn your freedom - and the money ...

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    • I Smell a Rat, Not Marijuana – Here’s How the Police “Smell Test” Affects Everyone

      For years, police have been using the claim of smelling marijuana as probable cause to search individuals, vehicles, and personal property. And while this measure is considered legal in Maryland, it ...

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    • Exceptional Service, Exceptional Results, & Affordable Fees

      The law firm of Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) is mindful that despite government statistics showing our economy is improving, many people are still out of work, not fully back to work, or a ...

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    • Types of Criminal Charges

      It’s often difficult for a layperson to navigate the legal system. Various types of criminal charges result in consequences that might stay with you for a lifetime. Besides that, make a mistake in ...

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    • Teen Drug Abuse

      The law recognizes that a teenager under the age of 18 is not an adult. At the same time, local officials understand that teen drug abuse is creating problems. Did you or your teen make contact with ...

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    • Lawyers Who Fight Win in the Courtroom

      People often talk about “courtroom battles,” and as a lawyer myself, I can tell you that there’s a lot of truth to this phrase. Over the past decade, with over 10,000 hours of courtroom experience, ...

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    • Wrongful Death Attorney in MD

      Someone was negligent. As a result, you lost a loved one. No amount of money can make up for what happened. However, working with a wrongful death attorney ensures that you receive the compensation ...

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    • The #MeToo Movement Drives Uber To Develop Next-Level Sexual Harassment Tracking Technology

      Each and every day, hundreds of thousands of Americans choose to use Uber to get them to work, to the doctor's office, or to the grocery store. In an effort to keep these people (and their drivers) as ...

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    • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

      If you are in legal trouble, you need the best criminal defense lawyer to be your ally. But how do you know that you have found this professional? What are some traits that signify a dedicated ...

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    • Wrongful Death Attorney in MD

      Someone was negligent. As a result, you lost a loved one. No amount of money can make up for what happened. However, working with a wrongful death attorney ensures that you receive the compensation ...

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    • Car Accident Injury Settlement

      Is the insurance company offering you a fair car accident injury settlement? Would you know how to tell? If the insurance company’s representative is pressuring you to sign off on the agreement, then ...

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    • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

      If you are in legal trouble, you need the best criminal defense lawyer to be your ally. But how do you know that you have found this professional? What are some traits that signify a dedicated ...

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    • A Middle Finger To The Law

      From a very young age, our parents teach us to be kind and polite when speaking with others. This is especially true if the person that you are interacting with happens to be a law enforcement ...

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    • Car Accident Injury Settlement

      Is the insurance company offering you a fair car accident injury settlement? Would you know how to tell? If the insurance company’s representative is pressuring you to sign off on the agreement, then ...

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    • What is an Advance Directive?

      Chances are you have heard about this document while visiting the doctor at some point, but do you know what it is and why you need one? Often referred to as a “Living Will”, an Advance Directive is a ...

      Read More
    • Wrongful Death Attorney in MD

      Someone was negligent. As a result, you lost a loved one. No amount of money can make up for what happened. However, working with a wrongful death attorney ensures that you receive the compensation ...

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