When you are charged with a crime, you need a skilled lawyer that will defend your good name and give you the experience and drive that attorney Nic B. Kuvshinoff can offer you. He has supported clients for over 20 years and understands what you have at stake, defending individuals at the local and state levels against a range of misdemeanor or felony criminal charges including:
White Collar and Financial Crimes
Assault, Weapons and Firearms Violations
Narcotics and Drug Offenses
Appeals and Post-Conviction Matters
With the highest level of professional knowledge, tenacity, and integrity, Nic B. Kuvshinoff will defend and fight for your freedom. When you are dealing with a criminal matter, you need someone with experience. Mr. Kuvshinoff will help you to navigate through the criminal justice system to protect YOUR constitutional rights!
Drug convictions are destructive. It can ruin your life. You can lose your job, lose your eligibility to get student loans, get expelled from school, have a serious spot on your record, and even get denied government benefits. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you will need to answer “Yes” on job applications when they ask you if you have been arrested or convicted of a crime.
Nic B. Kuvshinoff has defended people charged with drug offenses, and offers the knowledge and experience to defend against illegal drug activity charged:
Possession with the intent to sell
Conspiracy to sell or manufacture
Possession of paraphernalia
Drug offense charges vary greatly and in their level of seriousness from first time possession of marijuana to multiple offenses for possession and can include fines, probation, or even prison time.
Attorney Nic Kuvshinoff will sit with you and understand your situation, discuss your options, and provide a defense to eliminate or reduce the penalty. Don’t talk to the police or anyone else before contacting an experienced attorney.
Call for a consultation: 410-749-6052
Speeding and reckless driving…why would you want any points on your license? Have you been charged with other traffic offenses such as hit and run? Driving on a suspended license? Driving without a license? Driving an uninsured vehicle? DUI or DWI? Many people will be pulled over at some point in their lifetime for speeding. If you have come across any of these situations, before you do anything, you need to call an attorney.
If you have been charged with a traffic offense, you may have questions such as:
What does this charge mean?
Why do I really need an attorney?
Will I get points on my record?
Will this show up on a background check?
Will my insurance premiums go up?
Nic B. Kuvshinoff has helped to keep the records clean of thousands of clients. He will discuss what your options are and what your best defense will be.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Ocean City, Salisbury, or anywhere on the Eastern shore of Maryland, you need to contact Nic B. Kuvshinoff FIRST! The state of Maryland aggressively prosecutes drivers who are drunk, driving under the influence of alcohol, or even sitting in the front seat of your car behind the wheel “sleeping off the alcohol” before you have decided to start driving.
Being charged with a DUI means that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at a level of .08% or higher. This is severe as it could mean 12 points marked against your license and automatic revocation. There can be technical defenses against a DUI charge as well, and contacting an experienced attorney as soon as possible will help to determine if this could support your case.
If you have been charged with a DWI, in the state of Maryland this could mean your BAC is .07% or higher. In the case people have a lower BAC, it could mean the officer believes there was a major failure of the field sobriety test and could mean points against your license, fines and even jail time.
You need a local attorney who understands what you may be up against, who knows the local court system, and will help you get the results you need. Having tried thousands of cases, Mr. Kuvshinoff will protect your rights and keep your record as clean as possible. For repeat offenders, the sentence is greater. For more serious cases, Mr. Kuvshinoff’s responsibility is to reduce the risk of punishment and loss of license within the scope of the law.
DID YOU GET A TRAFFIC TICKET IN MARYLAND ON THE WAY TO OCEAN CITY, VIRGINIA BEACH OR THE NORTH CAROLINA BEACHES?
The Eastern Shore of Maryland is part of a three-state peninsula including Delaware, Maryland and the two Eastern Shore Counties of Virginia. In Maryland, Route 50, running east-west, and Route 13, running north-south, intersect in Salisbury, MD. Each of these major roadways carry thousands of vacationers every day in the summer to Ocean City, Maryland and the nearby Delaware beaches, Virginia Beach, and the Beaches of North Carolina. Lots of traffic means lots of cars are pulled over by law enforcement in Maryland. We can help!
Every year we get calls from travelers who live in other parts of Maryland or in another state and who were passing through Maryland’s Eastern Shore after getting stopped for speeding, expired tags, failing to move over to the other lane when passing emergency vehicles, and various other moving violations. Some of those pulled over were found to be driving on suspended licenses, or didn’t have valid insurance. Depending on your home state, a conviction on a moving violation may add points to your driving record or cause your insurance premiums to rise. For many infractions, under Maryland law we can appear on your behalf and try to get the matter dismissed, or obtain a result Maryland calls “Probation Before Judgment” which means that the judge does not enter a finding of guilt (although you still will have to pay the fine). A result of “PBJ” may mean that your insurance company will likely not find out about the ticket and raise your rates. If you received a traffic ticket while traveling through the Maryland counties of Kent, Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Somerset or Worcester, or even if you live in one of those counties or elsewhere in Maryland, call us to discuss your situation and see what your options are!
Call for a consultation: 410-749-6052
Separation, divorce, child custody…can be difficult both emotionally and financially, and can involve complex legal issues. If you have decided that divorce is the best option for you to move forward, you will need an attorney on your side that will see you through this challenging time as easily as possible.
You may find that you would prefer to go through the divorce process on a voluntary basis. A Collaborative Divorce is another option for many couples, and although an attorney is still needed, there won’t be the treat of contested litigation. This type of divorce is designed to make the best out of an admittedly bad situation. Attorney Nic Kuvshinoff can help you cover all the details and navigate through this process where the documents are drawn up consensually and together.
Mr. Kuvshinoff provides representation for a full range of family law services including:
Traditional Litigation Divorce
Custody and Visitation
Modifications to Matters
Whether your preference is collaboration, mediation, or litigation, or child custody matters, you will need an attorney who understands how to get you through the process as quickly as possible and get the best outcome during this difficult time so you can move forward with your new life.
Call for a consultation: 410-749-6052
Timing is crucial if you have a personal injury. A serious injury can make a permanent impact on your physical and emotional life, as well as the lives of your family members and friends. You can sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney FIRST!
Whether you are injured in an automobile, truck or motorcycle accidents; injured passenger or pedestrian; accident at work, assault claims, accident in the home, product defects, and even medical or dental accidents, attorney Nic B. Kuvshinoff understands the complexities of personal injury law and will fight to collect what you deserve.
Clients choose Mr. Kuvshinoff because he understands the impact the matter has on your life, and with characteristics such as:
Knowledge and Experience – you need an experienced personal injury law firm to handle your case. Having tried many cases from the beginning of his career, in addition to his many years of experience, Mr. Kuvshinoff consistently continues his education through seminars and keeping current with any updates to the law.
Persistence and Determination – he will best recovery possible to the fullest extent of the law to help collect what you deserve.
Communication – keeping the client up to date on the developments of the case, and helping to navigate through the legal process to a just result
Call for a consultation: 410-749-6052
OWN OR MANAGE RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY IN MARYLAND? ASK AN ATTORNEY, NOT GOOGLE FOR YOUR LEASE
We get called frequently to assist residential landlords in dealing with tenants who haven’t paid rent in months or moved out under cover of night while still owing money. What’s worse, after the landlord tries to recover money from the tenant that is rightfully owed to the landlord, the tenants respond by claiming that the Landlord owes them because the residential lease was improperly drafted and the landlord wrongly withheld the security deposit to pay for damages to the property or unpaid back rent.
How did the landlord get into this situation? By not taking the time to consult with an experienced Maryland landlord-tenant attorney to obtain a Maryland-specific, residential lease prior to the tenants moving in. Just like every rental property is different, every state is different regarding residential landlord-tenant law. Maryland law is very specific about what is required to be in a residential lease. There are notices required to be given to the tenant at the beginning and end of the lease; there are requirements regarding the security deposit including permissible amounts and how the security deposit is to be maintained during the tenancy; and there are requirements regarding keeping the security deposit to pay for damages to the property and unpaid rent. Beyond the Maryland state requirements, counties and towns may have other rules that must be followed related to registration of landlords or lead paint certification. If the landlord doesn’t follow all of these specific requirements, the landlord may not be able to recover costs incurred to repair damages to the property caused by tenants. Even worse, under certain circumstances, the tenant may be able to recover from the landlord triple damages and attorney’s fees!
We have found that often, both new and experienced residential landlords turn to the internet to download the first generic lease they find as a way to help save money. By not using a residential lease drafted specifically to follow Maryland landlord-tenant law with the particulars of the specific property in mind, many months of rent may be lost, and a court may not allow you to retain the security deposit for damages, and order you to pay the tenants damages and attorneys’ fees if the tenants hired an attorney to fight you in court. We can tell you from experience it’s less expensive overall to invest in a solid lease at the start rather than have to rely on a generic internet lease at the end that doesn’t address Maryland law. Most Landlords just want to get a return on their investment and provide housing to those who need it; most tenants want a nice, safe place to live. If for some reason issues arise, the best way to solve problems is by relying on a properly written lease that adequately addresses the situation at hand pursuant to Maryland law. If you have a landlord-tenant problem now, or want to avoid problems in the future call us today. We can help!