Your lawyer can advise you from the moment you learn you are being charged with a crime, and can help you make sure you do not inadvertently say or do something that could jeopardize your case when speaking with investigators. He or she can also examine the evidence against you and determine whether your rights have been protected throughout the investigation.
Prosecutors must establish that your conduct met the required elements of the crime you are accused of committing, and your criminal defense attorney can fight the charges by arguing that your actions fell short of those required for a conviction.
For instance, your lawyer may argue that you had no intent to commit a crime, or that you lacked knowledge that a crime was occurring. Our Maryland criminal attorneys handle all types of theft crimes, including violent offenses such as robbery and carjacking.
Other Common Criminal Charges in Maryland
Maryland criminal lawyers understand the difficult circumstances many are facing after being charged with a criminal offense. We can work with you in gathering all the facts and circumstances surrounding a case so that you will be prepared in court. Call us today for a free initial consultation.
Located at 9701 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, our office is easily accessible by public bus and car. There is spacious parking lot right in front of our building where visitors can enjoy free parking. Our office is also only a brief distance from Wells Fargo, Rite Aid, and a variety of fast food eateries.
Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Rating Services
By consulting attorney review sites like Avvo and Martindale Hubbell, as well as more generic rating services like Google+ and Yelp!, you can start to form a picture of each attorney’s strengths, as well as his or her most common practice areas.
Calling Multiple Lawyers
Because working with an attorney is such a vital part to every criminal case process, it’s a decision that should not be made lightly. In order to truly form an accurate impression of a lawyer and make an educated choice, you should speak with multiple attorneys about your charges. Some of the qualities that are often invaluable throughout the course of a case include: Compassion, Tireless Work Ethic, Willingness to Communicate, Availability, and Past Track Record.
There is no such thing as the “best criminal defense attorney” in Maryland because each case is unique. That being said, there are attorneys who may be better suited to handling certain types of cases and clients, and by conducting your own research, you will hopefully be able to find one who can help you.