Hollywood, Maryland Criminal Lawyers

Kevin J McDevitt
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Leonardtown, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(410) 925-8992 22835 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Baltimore School of Law
Kevin was listed as one of the Best DUI Lawyers in Maryland on HubPages.com, 2012; National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Maryland, 2014 & 2015; National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014 & 2015; Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 & 2015; and Accepted into National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), 2015; Avvo Clients' Choice, 2016; Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating, 2017.
Kathleen McClernan
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Leonardtown, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
University of Baltimore
Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock...
Richard Joseph Steinmetz
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Lexington Park, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(301) 862-4400 22335 Exploration Drive
Suite 2030
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Richard J. Steinmetz, Jr. is a partner at The Law Offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C. He joined the firm after seven years of working with Andrews, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett, P.A. in Waldorf, Maryland. Mr. Steinmetz primarily focuses on civil and criminal litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, business and real estate property disputes. Mr. Steinmetz grew up in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He attended East Stroudsburg University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science in 1998. After graduating from East Stroudsburg University, Mr. Steinmetz moved to Washington D.C. He attended the Catholic University...
Rebekka Vallandingham
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Lexington Park, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Rebekka is a litigation associate whose practice areas include family law, criminal law and civil litigation. She graduated from Widener University School of Law where she was the Vice-President and Colloquium Coordinator of Trial Advocacy Honor Society and the Pennsylvania Bar Representative of the Student Bar Association. After taking her legal studies abroad to Switzerland, Rebekka was delighted to return to her home town to practice law.
Bryan T. Dugan
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Lexington Park, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Bryan is a co-founder of Dugan, McKissick and Longmore and has over 25 years of experience as a litigator. Bryan was born in Agana, Guam and moved to St. Mary’s County during his high school years when he attended Chopticon High School. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law. In the late 1980s, Bryan returned to St. Mary’s County as a young lawyer. His practice areas include family, civil, criminal, and traffic litigation matters. Bryan remains an avid supporter and fan of West Virginia Mountaineer Athletics, especially during basketball season.
Darlene Cocco-Adams
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Lusby, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(410) 326-7151 P.O. Box # 684
Lusby, MD 20657
Criminal, Business and Family
Rutgers University - Camden
Joshua Tarr
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Lusby, MD Criminal Law Lawyer
261 Pawnee Lane
Lusby, MD 20657
Criminal, DUI, Family and Landlord Tenant
Andrew D. Alpert
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Lexington Park, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(301) 321-7277 22776 Three Notch Road, Suite 201
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Andrew D. Alpert is a partner with Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC, a top rated law firm serving all of Maryland. A former prosecutor, Mr. Alpert has successfully represented thousands of individuals charged with Maryland DUI and other criminal offenses including but not limited to theft, weapons charges, drug crimes, assault, burglary and vehicular manslaughter. He is particular adept at representing repeat offenders. Mr. Alpert is also an experienced personal injury attorney who represents Maryland and DC residents injured and/or disabled due to car, truck and motorcycle accidents, boating incidents, and other types of personal injury events. He...
Joshua Aaron Welborn
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Prince Frederick, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 232-8399 65 Duke Street, Suite 211
Prince Frederick, MD 20676
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Elder
Joshua A. Welborn is a trial attorney whose practice includes domestic and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy and general civil litigation matters. Joshua has been representing individuals and families in Calvert County and throughout Southern Maryland for over six years. Joshua earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005. In 2009 Joshua earned a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was an active member of the Property Law Society and Family Law Society. Joshua also served in the Florida Coastal...
Nicholas Ferrante Esq
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Prince Frederick, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(410) 535-6100 141 Main Street
Suite G1
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Prince Frederick, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(410) 535-6100 135 W Dares Beach Rd
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Criminal and Business
Port Republic, MD Criminal Law Lawyer
1924 Elm Road
Port Republic, MD 20676
Criminal, Administrative and Business
Prince Frederick, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(410) 535-1900 136 Main St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Criminal
Prince Frederick, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(410) 535-9200 135 W Dares Beach Rd
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Robert Charles Bonsib
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Greenbelt, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(301) 509-5100 6411 Ivy Lane
Suite 116
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney with over 40 years of trial experience having served for 15 years as a Maryland state prosecutor and then as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorneys Office in Maryland. For the last 25 years I have concentrated my practice in the representation of individuals and organizations facing charges or investigations for violations of federal and state criminal laws.
Leonard R. Stamm
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Greenbelt, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 256-8172 6301 Ivy Ln
#504
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Leonard Stamm is a nationally and locally recognized authority and lecturer in the area of drunk driving defense and Motor Vehicle Administration hearings. He authors Maryland DUI Law, and annually updates Maryland Evidence: State and Federal by Professor Lynn McLain, both published by West-Thomson-Reuters. He is also a Fellow (former Dean) of the National College for DUI Defense. He signed on to an amicus brief in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, and co-authored amicus briefs in Bullcoming v. New Mexico, Missouri v. McNeely, and Birchfield v. North Dakota. He is a former President of the Maryland Criminal Defense...
Scott MacMullan
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Annapolis, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(443) 494-9775 156 South St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Widener University
As a native of Anne Arundel County, Scott MacMullan is the owner and founder of Scott MacMullan Law, LLC. His connections to the local community, as well as his background working for two of the preeminent judges in Maryland, give him a unique perspective in court and puts his clients in a premier position as to the facts of their case. He focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense matters. He is passionate about helping his clients solve their problems and providing them with the maximum amount of compensation that they are entitled under the law. Call 443-494-9775...
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr
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Easton, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(410) 244-5068 21 North Hanson St
Suite 110
Easton, MD 21601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Thomas Maronick Jr is a Super Lawyers-rated attorney who has been practicing since 2008. A Baltimore native, Mr. Maronick is the founder and managing partner of The Law Office of Thomas Maronick Jr, LLC. Mr. Maronick focuses his practice on criminal defense including DUI defense and handles serious felony cases in state and federal court as well as misdemeanors. He has litigated cases in nearly all of Maryland's counties and federal courthouses. Since becoming a lawyer, Mr. Maronick has been honored with "Superb" ratings from Avvo.com, A+ from BBB, "AV-preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating, and being...
Thomas Pavlinic
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Annapolis, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(800) 993-0632 1906 Towne Centre Blvd
#265
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationCriminal
The George Washington University Law School
Tom was born and raised in Youngstown, OH. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1969 and from George Washington Law School, Washington, DC in 1973. He was admitted to practice in Maryland by the Court of Appeals on December 27, 1973. Since his admission, he has never been the subject of any complaints or disciplinary proceedings. He has a completely unblemished record with the Bar. After law school Tom clerked a year for the Hon. E. Mackall Childs in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland before spending two years as a staff attorney...
Jamon Brandon Wiggs
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Largo, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 545-5544 9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 301
Largo, MD 20774
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Baltimore School of Law
I am an experienced and dedicated attorney at The Wiggs Law Group. I deliver tough, smart counsel to clients with criminal defense or personal injury needs. My practice areas include criminal defense, personal injury, and also drunk driving, motor vehicle accidents, and traffic tickets. I am passionate about securing justice for the people I represent. I am committed to fighting for my clients' rights.

I have a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and a M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore. I earned my J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. I am a member of Prince Georges...
Ryan Christopher Atwell
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Easton, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(410) 443-0473 21 North Hanson Street
Suite 102
Easton, MD 21601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
At the Law Office of Ryan C. Atwell, I strive to be the one attorney you will ever need to handle all of your legal matters.
William C. Fanning, Jr.
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La Plata, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(301) 934-3620 FANNING LAW, LLC
201 Centennial Street, Suite 2-A
La Plata, MD 20646
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Attorney Bill Fanning has focused on family law in Maryland since 1993. He and the staff of Fanning Law, LLC understand the complexities associated with separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and other family law matters and will successfully help you and your family through these difficult issues. With over 20 years of experience handling family disputes, Bill Fanning has an in-depth understanding of the legal and emotional issues which affect you and your family. Looking to grow your family through adoption? Fanning Law, LLC can ably assist you and your family through the adoption process...
Edward O'Connor Jr
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Upper Marlboro, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 574-5590 5407 Water St
Suite 108
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Experienced Attorney. Over 34 years as an Attorney in Prince George's County Maryland. Reasonable Fees. Free Consultations. Payment plans available. Credit cards accepted. Client's of Mr. O'Connor rave about his personal attention to them and their legal problem. Mr. O'Connor will solve your legal problem. He is an an Attorney that truly cares about you and your legal problem. Call him first. Why trust your legal case to an attorney that has far less experience. It may be cheaper but you know what they say. You get what you pay for. Would you hire a doctor to remove...
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Darlene Powell
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Bowie, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(301) 464-6260 16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 400
Bowie, MD 20715
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Harvard Law School and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
General practice law firm serving clients in Prince George's County, Maryland and surrounding Maryland counties.
Justin Esworthy
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Annapolis , MD Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(410) 567-0694 92 Franklin Street
Suite 205
Annapolis , MD 21401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law
Justin W. Esworthy is a founding Member of TBH&E with extensive litigation experience, having tried hundreds of cases throughout the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Justin has obtained favorable results for both civil and criminal clients through both pre-suit representation as well as trial victories. Prior to law school, Justin studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained his B.B.A from Hofstra University. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and then began his law career in the courtroom as an Assistant Public Defender representing clients on charges ranging from minor...
Mr. Jason William Cleckner Esq.
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College Park, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 789-1616 9601 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 203
College Park, MD 20740
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr. Cleckner practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense, traffic defense, and peace and protective order defense. He has never done anything else. Therefore, he focuses all of his extensive court experience on your case to get the best possible outcome. His wife Melanie handles all of the firm's domestic, family and divorce matters.
John K. Phoebus
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Crisfield, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(410) 968-9200 517 West Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
In 2014, solo practitioners James V. Anthenelli and John K. Phoebus joined with former State’s Attorney Kristy M. Hickman to create Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC. James V. Anthenelli was a former assistant state’s attorney with over 38 years’ experience. His practice has concentrated in the area of criminal defense. John K. Phoebus has been in private practice for more than 18 years and has focused on litigation including high-profile criminal defense cases and civil litigation. Joining the merger of these two firms is former State’s Attorney Kristy M. Hickman who brings with her the experience of having won all...
Arya Saleh
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Waldorf, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(844) 632-7274 8 Post Office Road
Waldorf, MD 20602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Arya Saleh, Esq. is an experienced former Assistant State’s Attorney who has prosecuted a diverse array of criminal matters before judges and juries in multiple jurisdictions throughout the State of Maryland.

He began his career as a judicial law clerk for the Montgomery County District Court, working alongside eleven District Court Judges. He was then appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland. He was first assigned to the District Court team, prosecuting thousands of misdemeanor cases, including DUI/traffic cases, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar financial crimes. During this time, he was also designated as Special Prosecutor.

Arya distinguished...
Richard Alan Finci
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Greenbelt, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(301) 459-8209 7850 Walker Drive
Suite 160
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I am a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and practice Criminal Defense law in the Federal and State Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. I am a very proud graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law School. I have been honored in 2009 to serve as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law Section Council and to previously have served as President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association. I am also serving my second 4 year term as the Criminal Defense representative on the Maryland State Commission on...
Francis Jones
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La Plata, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(301) 934-2490 102 Centennial St.
Suite 102
La Plata, MD 20646
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
Attorney Frank R. Jones is a partner at the firm of Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher.

Mr. Jones has successfully developed a practice concentrating in motor vehicle accidents and other complex personal injury litigation, criminal defense including DUI/DWI cases, insurance defense, utility defense, civil litigation, and medical malpractice.

In the criminal area, he’s an experienced defender of those accused of minor misdemeanors to major felonies, including homicide.

In civil litigation, he has had extensive experience in personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, fraudulent claims, and special investigations.

Mr. Jones is known by his colleagues as a sharp and gifted cross-examiner. He litigates a...
Chinwe Kpaduwa
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Largo, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(301) 363-1604 9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 100
Largo, MD 20774
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Chinwe Kpaduwa a skilled trial attorney with years of success as a litigator in civil and criminal matters, with focus in the areas of car accidents, personal injury, criminal & traffic defense. Chinwe, who practices in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, previously worked as an Assistant State's Attorney where she successfully prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. She is also a former insurance adjuster who has settled numerous automobile and personal injury cases for insurance companies.

Chinwe was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers for their 2018 membership. She...
Joseph Robert Laumann
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Annapolis, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(410) 216-9822 1160 Spa Rd, Ste 3C
Annapolis, MD 21403
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Admitted to Practice: Maryland: June 1998 Wisconsin: May 1999 District of Columbia: May 2000 Attorney Laumann was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduating from Palmyra Eagle High in 1987. In 1992, Attorney Laumann graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Political Science. After attending The Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Attorney Laumann moved to Maryland in 1997, where he began the Law Office of Joseph Laumann in June 1998.
Ryan Posey
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road, Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Free ConsultationWaldorf, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Baltimore School of Law
Experienced attorney with a concentration in criminal law, personal injury and workers compensation cases. Has litigated cases ranging from simple traffic misdemeanors to serious felonies. Has represented clients throughout Southern Maryland in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties. Born and raised in Charles County, currently resides in hometown of La Plata, Maryland.
Martine A. Jean
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Hyattsville, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 505-5391 PO Box 223
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
Gill Cochran
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Annapolis, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(410) 268-5515 116 Cathedral Street
Suite B
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland - Baltimore and Yale Law School
Gill Cochran is the senior member of Cochran and Chhabra, LLC. He founded the practice after working with the public defender’s office for seven years. Mr. Cochran primarily focuses on criminal defense and serious traffic matters. Mr. Cochran served as a rifle platoon leader in Vietnam. During his time in combat, he decided that practicing law was much more fun. Mr. Cochran is a recovering alcoholic. He believes it allows him to understand the issues surrounding addiction, which then enables him to know the whole client and find a better solution. Mr. Cochran is also an amateur magician, and he...
Dr. John Christopher Belcher
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Oxon Hill, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(301) 749-7306 6188 Oxon Hill Road
Suite 811
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Tulane University
30 years experience as lawyer--10 years as a federal prosecutor employed by Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and 20 years as solo practitioner in Oxon Hill, Maryland concentrating in family law, criminal law, tort law (including personal injury/auto accidents), civil rights, business counseling & litigation, and appeals. Reasonable fees and very high rate of satisfaction among former clients.
David Richard Waranch
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Greenbelt, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 563-9575 8957-A Edmonston Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
University of Baltimore School of Law
Richard Trunnell
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Crofton, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(410) 721-7169 2101 Defense Hwy
Crofton, MD 21114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Are you searching for reliable help from an attorney in Crofton? You have come to the right place! At Trunnell Law, you can have confidence that your case rests in reliable and dedicated hands. Attorney Richard R. Trunnell obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Gettysburg College. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar, the Pennsylvania State Bar, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Attorney Matthew D. Skipper attended Grove City College, where he obtained his Bachelor...
Jeffrey J Sadri
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Annapolis, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(410) 974-6000 133 Defense Highway
Suite 209
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Employment
University of Baltimore School of Law
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

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When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.