FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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The law can be confusing and varies by location. Take a look at some of our most Frequently Asked Questions, to see if we have an answer for you. If you have other questions, please email us to schedule an appointment or use the contact form below.
WHAT COUNTIES DO YOU PRACTICE IN?
While based primarily on Maryland's Eastern Shore, I am admitted to practice in any court in the state of Maryland.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
For Payment of Services we accept:
Venmo, Cash, Check, and LawPay (Credit/Debit Card).
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For additional payment information such as hourly rate, representation estimates, retainers, and payment schedules, please contact us directly.
HOW SOON AFTER BEING CHARGED CRIMINALLY OR WITH A SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSE DO I NEED TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY?
This is dependent upon your charge. See guidelines below:
DUI | Contact an Attorney immediately. There are specific filing requirements set by the State of Maryland that are time sensitive. If you miss these deadlines, it could negatively impact your case outcome.
Criminal Charges | It is important that you retain council well in advance of your trial date, so there is an adequate amount of time to prepare for trial.
Civil Litigation | For Defendants, if you’ve been served with a complaint, you have 30 days from being served to answer. Therefore, you should contact an attorney immediately upon service. This will give us time to draft the appropriate answers, in advance of the 30-day period. If you miss the deadline, an order of default could be placed against you.
For Plaintiffs, if you are filing against someone, as an example, for a personal injury or negligence complaint - the biggest fact to remember is that the Statute of Limitations varies 1-3 years based on the complaint type. This means that it is important to talk with an Attorney immidiately, so you know what those limitations are.
SHOULD I GET A GET AN ATTORNEY IF I AM FILING A COMPLAINT?
Yes - An attorney will be able to advise you of the specific allegations that should be contained in your initial complaint, based on the facts of your case. An Attorney can also ensure you are alleging the appropriate grounds in your Complaint.
CAN I GET AN ATTORNEY IF I’VE ALREADY FILED ON MY OWN BEHALF (FILED PRO SE)?
Yes. Even if you’ve started the process yourself, an attorney can enter their appearance at any point and assist you moving forward.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
If you need to reach Hambleton Law, you can contact us via phone, email, or through our contact box at the bottom of this page. Our preferred communication method is email. The response time will be much faster. Phone: 410-924-4006 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
Hambleton Law operates from 8AM-4PM, Monday-Friday. Appointments outside of general business hours are available upon request, including Saturday appointments and appointments before 8AM and after 4PM on Monday-Friday.
Appointments take place at our office space in St. Michaels, MD unless otherwise requested by client and approved by Hambleton Law.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Hambleton Law is located at 1206 S. Talbot Street, St Michaels, MD 21663. We are located on the second floor of the Lumber Yard in St. Michaels. Please enter through the front door of The Lumber Yard, upon arrival.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUT OF TALBOT COUNTY FOR CASES?
Yes. If our client's case is in another county in Maryland, we will travel to that district when needed.
If you are experiencing a legal emergency outside of normal business hours, please call our direct line. If you are in physical danger, please call 911.