Experienced Annapolis Attorney
There is never a good time for a personal injury—or for finding yourself charged with a criminal offense. Conversely, there is a good time for estate planning (as soon as possible). While most of us tend to put off estate planning—sometimes until it is too late—a personal injury or charges for a criminal offense happen suddenly, without warning, leaving you reeling and unsure of where to turn. Attorney Scott MacMullan can help you, no matter which situation you find yourself in.
If you have been avoiding estate planning, talk to Scott—he can help you get through it in the easiest, most efficient way possible, tailoring an estate plan that fits your situation perfectly. If you have been injured through the negligence of another, contact Scott—he will work hard following your injuries and will assist you in finding the medical treatments you require. And if you find yourself facing criminal charges, call Scott immediately. He will work tirelessly on your behalf, looking at your charges from every angle until he finds the solution that will have the least amount of adverse impact on your future. Contact Scott MacMullan Law, LLC, today for legal issues involving any of the following:
Most of us assume we will never have to deal with the criminal justice system, yet, according to a 2015 study, nearly one-third of the adult working-age population had a criminal record—in 2015, as many American adults had criminal records as college degrees. This should tell you that your chances of being charged with a criminal offense are considerably higher than you might think. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you are likely frightened, anxious, and stressed about your future—with good reason. Having a strong legal advocate in your corner not only alleviates many of these feelings, it also ensures a defense to your Maryland criminal charges. Attorney Scott MacMullan can help you with any of the following Maryland criminal offenses:
- Assault Cases
- Reckless Endangerment
- Driving Under the Influence (Drugs or Alcohol)
- Reckless or Negligent Driving
- Sex Crimes
- Child Abuse Protective Orders
- Drug Crimes
- Gun Crimes
- Bail Review Hearings
- 8-505 Hearings
- Marijuana Possession or Intent to Distribute Marijuana
- Heroin Possession or Intent to Distribute Heroin
- Opioid Possession or Intent to Distribute Opioids
- Subsequent Offender
- Naval Academy and Federal Jurisdiction Representation
- School Disciplinary Hearings
Many people are under the impression that traffic citations are not worth fighting, and the best way to handle them is simply to pay the citation and move on. Unfortunately, this sometimes isn’t the right course of action. Paying a traffic citation is the same as pleading guilty to the offense, therefore, points will be added to your driving record—points that can add up much more quickly than you might think. Some traffic offenses are misdemeanors, while others are felony offenses. While traffic offenses may seem minor, they can actually have far-reaching consequences, such as the loss of our driver’s license.
When you are unable to drive, you could also potentially be unable to work and make a living. Most of us depend heavily on our ability to drive, and the loss of your license can significantly alter your life. Whether you have been charged with a relatively minor traffic infraction, or a more serious offense such as fleeing and eluding, driving on a suspended license, or a DUI or DWI, Scott MacMullan can help you determine the right way to proceed.
Estate Planning Services
If you are like most people, you may believe that estate planning is only for the very wealthy. In reality, almost every adult can benefit from having an estate plan, yet, according to AARP, fewer than half of all Americans have even a simple will. Considering an estate plan means confronting your own mortality, which makes most of us at least somewhat uncomfortable. It is important to remember that while those feelings are perfectly normal, life is uncertain, and you would never want to leave your loved ones to deal with chaos at a time when they are also dealing with loss and grief. When you have an experienced estate planning attorney by your side, the entire process is much, much easier.
There are many benefits of having an estate plan. You can make your wishes clear, ensure your family members are well-provided for, minimize expenses for your loved ones, prevent long wait times before family members receive their inheritance, save your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions, and, in some cases, significantly reduce estate taxes. If you have a business, careful estate planning can ensure your business will continue to run smoothly after your death. Whether you need a simple will, a trust, a power of attorney, a health care directive, or a comprehensive estate plan, Attorney Scott MacMullan can ensure your documents fit your needs perfectly. Scott can help you with:
- Power of Attorney
- Health Care Directive
Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, the first thing you must do is attend to your health. This means seeing a doctor immediately, even if you think you are “fine.” Far too many people think their injuries are not bad enough to see a doctor following an accident when in reality, their very real injuries are simply being masked by the rush of adrenaline their body received at the time of the accident. Later, when injuries come to light, these same people find the insurance company is now refusing to pay their medical expenses because they failed to seek medical attention at the time of the accident.
Once you have attended to your injuries, your next order of business will be to speak to an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. If you were able to take photographs at the scene of the accident, and have kept very careful records of your medical expenses as well as detailed notes about the accident, your personal injury attorney will have a significant advantage when fighting for a fair settlement on your behalf. If the negligence of another person has resulted in the death of a loved one, you might want to consider filing a wrongful death claim, or if you were injured at work, a qualified workers’ compensation attorney could ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to receive. Some of the more common personal injury claims include:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Workers’ Compensation
How Scott MacMullan Law, LLC, Can Help
Choosing an attorney can often be almost as daunting as facing a legal issue. You need a highly experienced attorney who will fight aggressively for your rights and your future, yet you also need a Maryland attorney who puts you at ease, makes you feel comfortable and instills trust. Scott MacMullan is such an attorney. Whether you are feeling unsure about having an estate plan document prepared, you have been injured through the negligence of another, or you are facing criminal charges, Scott MacMullan Law, LLC can help you get exactly what you need.
Scott fights zealously for his clients charged with a criminal offense or injured by another, believing our criminal justice system can be skewed against the rights of the individual from the beginning. Scott is extremely accessible, answering his clients’ calls, usually within one business day. Contact Scott MacMullan Law, LLC, today by calling (443) 494-9775 or email [email protected] for a free case assessment.