Worcester County, Maryland Criminal Lawyers

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Andrew D. Alpert
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Saint Mary's County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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...
Gar Robbins
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(443) 454-7675 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway
#300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, Appeals, Business and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
Why me? Experience and intensity; honed through years of representing clients at trial and on appeal in state and federal courts. Pragmatic, results-oriented representation as an advocate and as legal counsel. Straight answers. Vigorous advocacy. I'll get you through the wilderness.
Justin Esworthy
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
John Joseph Pikulski IV
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 627-5297 5407 Water Street
Suite 104
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Being charged with a criminal offense can be a terrifying and intimidating experience for both you and your family. I am here to help. Whether you are facing jail time, probation or significant fines, I will guide you through the criminal justice system and develop an individualized defense strategy designed to help achieve your specific goals.

I am the only lawyer at my firm, meaning I will personally handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. When you visit my office, you will always meet with me, no one else. Similarly, when you have questions, I will answer...
Darlene Powell
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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.
Ryan Christopher Atwell
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Talbot County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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.
Thomas Edward Pyles
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Charles County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(301) 705-5006 2670 Crain Highway
Suite 106
Waldorf, MD 20601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Thomas E. Pyles, Esquire, is an accomplished personal injury and criminal defense trial attorney with over 26 years of legal experience. He has a tremendous background in personal injury and criminal defense cases, having tried over 200 jury trials and over 1,000 bench trials. Mr. Pyles has handled complex civil and criminal litigation with outstanding client satisfaction and great professionalism. His reputation, both inside the courtroom and out, have allowed him to be one of the top litigators in this state.
Michael L. Adams
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(301) 627-5500 5407 Water St.
#101
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Michael L. Adams is an associate at the law firm of Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher. He concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, DUI/DWI Defense, medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, juvenile law and insurance defense.

Michael is a 2009 graduate of the University of St. Andrews. He received a full tuition academic scholarship to attend the Scottish University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law in 2012.

Prior to joining Sasscer, Clagett and Bucher, Michael served as law clerk to the Honorable Leo E. Green, Jr. of...
Kevin W. Young
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(443) 749-5111 7467 Ridge Rd
#100
Hanover, MD 21076
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jamon Brandon Wiggs
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Rowena Nicole Nelson
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 358-3271 1801 McCormick Drive
Suite 150
Largo, MD 20774
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Ms. Maria Patterson
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(301) 383-1525 17251 Melford Blvd.
Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
Maria Patterson has worked as a trial attorney in Prince George's County for her entire career. Currently, she is Of Counsel at the law firm of Reistein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott in Bowie, Maryland. Her practice centers around criminal defense, domestic protective orders, and personal injury. Ms. Patterson is a highly sought after personal injury attorney due to her experience. Ms. Patteson has tried over 100 civil jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. She started as a personal injury attorney trying cases at a prominent private law firm in the County. Thereafter, she...
Joseph Robert Laumann
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 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 ConsultationCharles County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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.
Edward Warren Olmsted
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Charles County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 934-8434 211 Charles Street
P. O. Box 1966
La Plata, MD 20646
Criminal, DUI, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Baltimore School of Law
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality, personal service to all of my clients. I work in a small firm. My partners are also my father and my brother. Unlike the indifferent, "take a number" approach you get at many law firms, we treat each client as a person whose case matters most. We spend the extra time that is needed to make sure you understand the complexities of your case and to get you the best result possible. Our advice is honest and to the point. We'll tell you the good and...
Charlotte Kingsley Weinstein
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(410) 280-2696 1 Park Place Suite 500
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Francis Jones
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(301) 627-5500 5407 Water St.
#101
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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...
Edward N. Griffin
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Baltimore city County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 367-0383 1936 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Edward N. Griffin is one of the founding principals of Adelphi LLP. His principal practice areas are criminal defense and civil litigation.
Jeffrey J Sadri
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Anne Arundel County, 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
Gregory Philip Jimeno
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 849-0074 1997 Annapolis Exchange
#300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Prince George's County, 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
Rand William Lucey
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(240) 292-7200 14760 Main Street,
Suite 119
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Rockville DUI lawyer Rand W. Lucey, a partner, primarily handles criminal cases in the state of Maryland. He represents clients facing a variety of criminal and serious traffic charges everyday in both Circuit and District Courts in Maryland. As a criminal defense lawyer Mr. Lucey has tried two first degree murder cases before a jury. In 2010, Mr. Lucey convinced the highest court of Maryland to hear the appeal of an MVA case in which his client was denied the right to counsel. He went on to argue that case along with Mr. Jezic before the State’s highest court....
Richard Joseph Steinmetz
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Saint Mary's County, 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...
William Foster Riddle
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Cecil County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer
(410) 620-1343 204 East Main St.
Elkton, MD 21921
Criminal and DUI
When you come to William F. Riddle, Attorney at Law, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive. A Cecil County criminal defense lawyer at this office has the competence and experience you’re looking for as you seek to combat your charges and pursue a fresh start at life. Attorney William F. Riddle received his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Detroit College of Law. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. Attorney James A. Dellmyer received his...
Sloane Franklin
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 721-8889 1641 Route 3 North
Suite 202
Crofton, MD 21114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Joseph E. Carey
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 464-2500 14300 Gallant Fox Ln
Suite 223
Bowie, MD 20715
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
My name is Joseph Carey, and I founded Carey Law Office 37 years ago. Since that day, the firm has helped people throughout the state get their lives back on track. We understand that there is almost always an underlying reason for people’s actions, and that your life shouldn’t end because you made a mistake. If you are at a crossroads, we can guide you with honest, practical advice and treat you with the dignity and compassion you deserve. When you need help, call Carey Law Office in Bowie or Crofton and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney who...
Garland Hall
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(410) 787-0007 7420 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Widener University, School of Law
Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Are you unsure where to turn when it comes to dealing with child custody issues or a postnuptial agreement? If so, then you can’t afford to wait for the quality care that is so completely available at the Law Office of Garland C. Hall, LLC. Here, you will be treated with the careful understanding and help that is necessary. If you need a Glen Burnie divorce lawyer, then you don’t have to search any longer. The Law Office of Garland C. Hall, LLC consists of a team of legal professionals who will make...
Joshua Ortega
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(410) 760-6008 8023 Ritchie Highway
Suite A
Pasadena, MD 21122
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Charlotte School of law
Attorney Joshua T. Ortega has dedicated his career to protecting the rights of others in the face of complicated legal situations. Mr. Ortega has experience in a wide range of criminal and civil matters - including criminal and civil defense, family law, and personal injury cases. Mr. Ortega's most valuable asset, which sets him apart as an attorney, is his dedication to the needs of his clients. As a zealous advocate, Mr. Ortega gives his clients a powerful voice in and out of the courtroom.
Camara Mintz
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(301) 842-8584 12817 Old Fort Road
Suite 304
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Criminal and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
If you have been charged with a crime, you should consider contacting Prince George’s County criminal defense attorney Camara Mintz from Gracia & Mintz. Mr. Mintz is a former prosecutor and law enforcement official who spent nearly five years as a deputy sheriff. During his time in law enforcement, he immersed himself in all levels of the law, serving as an operator for the tactical Sherriff’s Emergency Response Team, patrolling, investigating crimes, and securing the county courthouse, among other duties. Attorney Mintz’s varied prosecutorial and law enforcement experience offers those he represents a unique insight into the other side of...
Darlene Cocco-Adams
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Calvert County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(410) 326-7151 P.O. Box # 684
Lusby, MD 20657
Criminal, Business and Family
Rutgers University - Camden
Mandeep Singh Chhabra
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(410) 268-5515 116 Cathedral St
Suite B
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Mandeep S. Chhabra is the managing member of Cochran and Chhabra, LLC. He practices criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury law in the state of Maryland. Mr. Chhabra’s interest in law dates to his freshman year in high school. He decided then that practicing as a civil litigator and criminal defense attorney would be his future. He believes growing up as a minority in Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology allow him to better understand many of the underlying issues his clients endure. The sincere empathy Mr. Chhabra feels for his clients fosters a strong attorney-client...
Debra Saltz
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(410) 680-8190 15 School Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Debra Saltz understands the seriousness of your situation and wants to obtain the best possible outcome for you. With over 24 years of experience, she is dedicated to providing clients with aggressive legal representation in criminal and traffic cases and personal injury matters. She offers clients responsive, efficient and result oriented outcomes. She responds to each client's individual needs, promptly and efficiently, keeping the client fully informed at all stages of the case.

Whether your case involves mediation, litigation, or settlement, Debra Saltz brings a broad range of experience and knowledge, as well as personal attention, to each case. As a...
Frank Chester Gray
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(410) 590-9401 7310 Ritchie Hwy
Ste 900
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Richard Trunnell
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 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...
Kendall Knight
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Charles County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
David Christopher Martino
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 777-8043 1910 Towne Centre Blvd
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
General practice handling family law, contract, criminal law, and personal injury matters. I also offer services for mediation, legal research, and appellate practice (administrative and state court). Limited scope representation is available for clients of limited means or to fill in for an attorney who has a conflict or emergency.
Marvin Bryan Jr
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
600 10th Street
Ft. Meade , MD 20755
Criminal and Administrative
American University Washington College of Law
Gordana Schifanelli
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Anne Arundel County, MD Criminal Law Attorney
2450 Riva Road, 2nd Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Baltimore School of Law
The attorneys at Schifanelli & Associates are tough-minded advocates, expert researchers and litigators, focused, and determined to solve difficult cases. Marc Schifanelli is retired US Army Special Forces veteran with enourmous experience in immigration and criminal defense. Gordana Schifanelli is licensed financial advisor, littigator and focues in family law, child custody and FINRA Littigation/Broker Fraud.
Mr. Charles L. Scott jr.
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Cecil County, MD Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(410) 398-0611 109 e main street
Elkton, MD 21921
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
Erick Gracia
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Prince George's County, MD Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(301) 842-8584 12817 Old Fort Road
Suite 304
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Criminal and Personal Injury
Howard University School of Law
When you have been charged with a crime, it may be in your interest to consider hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Prince George’s County from Gracia & Mintz. Attorney Gracia possess prosecutorial experience, and is a diligent advocate who aims to handle each case as if it were his own. He understands and recognizes how much is at stake after a criminal charge. The firm offers 24/7 access, as they believe that a person who is in prison deserves attorneys who will be there around-the-clock. In addition, the firm handles personal injury cases. Call (301) 842-8584 to learn more...
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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.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

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.