Maryland’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys
We are dedicated and focused on our clients with an unparalleled record of success. Criminal defense is all we do.
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney
Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is a boutique, top tier Maryland criminal defense firm with 30 years of experience defending clients against complex and high-stakes criminal charges.
For decades, Mr. Kadish and his team have cultivated an incredible level of knowledge and experience in all areas of criminal law, from international drug smuggling to child sex crimes, from child pornography and domestic violence to murder and beyond.
Mr. Kadish has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading criminal defense attorneys and has a superlative rating from previous and current clients.
Mr. Kadish and his team work tirelessly to defend each and every client — regardless of circumstance, criminal charge, or status.
As a Maryland criminal defense attorney, he’s the gold standard, and the Kadish team is available at all hours to assist you.
When your life, freedom, and reputation are in jeopardy, you need a Maryland criminal defense attorney with the highest level of experience, skills, connections, and training: Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC.
Whether you’re facing trafficking, possession, distribution, manufacturing, or any other narcotics...LEARN MORE
Child pornography charges are not simply the possessing of “lewd pictures.” They are considered ...LEARN MORE
If you’re facing a theft accusation, you need a professional, experienced Maryland theft offense c...LEARN MORE
Assault charges can stem from an array of different scenarios, many of which are common conflicts th...LEARN MORE
Burglary / Robbery
For four decades, members of the Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team have been immersed in th...LEARN MORE
If you’ve been charged with any kind of crime against a child, Craig M. Kadish & Associates, L...LEARN MORE
Domestic violence charges are extremely common, and if you’re facing this kind of accusation, you ...LEARN MORE
The death of another individual as a result of your actions can span a broad range of crimes from ma...LEARN MORE
Sex crime charges are extraordinarily serious, and a conviction can carry lifelong consequences. If ...LEARN MORE
Weapons offenses can be extremely serious criminal charges and require immediate attention from an e...LEARN MORE
When an individual is facing federal criminal charges of any kind, the case immediately takes on a h...LEARN MORE
DUI and DWI charges are among the most common of charges, and the team at Craig M. Kadish & Asso...LEARN MORE
Recent Notable Cases
Jury Acquits Young Driver of All Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle Charges
Before we dive into the details of this case, we felt it would be helpful to define for you the two charges our client faced in this case:...
Innocent Honors Student Cleared of All Rape Charges
Being accused of a crime does not make you guilty, no matter how sincere the victim appears. Shortly after Halloween in 2020, a young man was...
Why “Not Guilty” Isn’t the Only Winning Outcome for a Criminal Case
What constitutes a win in a criminal case? In some cases, a win is obtaining a “not guilty” verdict at trial. In other cases, defeating some, or...
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I get arrested?
When you get arrested, the very first thing you should do is call an experienced, aggressive, highly skilled defense attorney. You don't want to call just any lawyer because some lawyers don't do criminal work. Some lawyers do criminal work, some of the time. We do criminal work all of the time. So call us. Get us on the case immediately. Even if you're only being investigated for a crime and haven't been charged yet there is still time for us to help. Often we can keep you from being charged in the first place.
What should I say during an interrogation?
During an interrogation, your best play is always to say nothing. It doesn't matter what the police promise you, it doesn't matter what anyone promises you, keep your mouth closed and call your lawyer immediately. We're here to help.
Am I going to jail?
Whether or not someone goes to jail is going to depend upon a number of factors. What are the charges against you? What's your criminal history like? Is it a high profile case that's going to put pressure on the prosecutor to go against you in a very aggressive fashion? And most importantly, what is your criminal defense attorney like? Are they experienced? Aggressive? Skillful? We are all those things. So make sure that when your freedom and your life are on the line that you contact us.
Will my boss find out I've been arrested?
Whether or not an employer finds out about your arrest is oftentimes up to you. However if you have a job that requires a security clearance or you're working with children or you're driving a vehicle, you will oftentimes have to tell your employer. It varies on a case by case basis. Call me and we can talk about whether or not your employer needs to know about your charges.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
There really is no set fee for a criminal defense attorney. The fee is generally based on a number of factors; the criminal history of the defendant, the nature and the extent of the charges which you're facing, the skill level of the attorney doing the defense work, their experience their expertise, as well as the high or low profile nature of the case (Is it in all the newspapers? Is it on television? Or is it a case that's flying under the radar?).
Anyone that gives you quote for a fee over the telephone is probably not the right lawyer for you. So call us! Schedule an appointment. We'll give you a FREE consultation and then we'll set a fair fee based upon all of those factors and what fits in your budget.
"If your freedom and future are as important to you as they are to me, Craig Kadish is the first attorney you should call when facing serious charges. With over 30 years of experience, Craig works diligently to make sure you have the best possible outcome in your case. I'm beyond grateful for having him represent me through every aspect of the justice system." — Anthony
"Word can not do justice, Craig Kadish saved my life and career. He is an excellent lawyer and he is a man of his word. He told me that he was going to win my case, and he did! I would recommend him to everyone I know and he will give you 100% of his time" — Camile Branch
"I am still early into my case, but so far Mr. Kadish has been awesome! While I've had one actual court appearance for my case, I was extremely impressed with Mr. Kadish's demeanor and poise. He presented the information to the judge in such a well thought out way that the judge and even the prosecution attorney gave him praise!" — Chris
"My working relationship with Mr. Kadish was very good. I had gotten in a bit of trouble in Ocean City last summer. Mr. Kadish and his staff were very professional in all my dealings with them. Whenever I had a question about my case, I would call, or email them. It took only about 5 minutes for a reply every time. The outcome of my case was great. I highly recommend him." — Jon
"Craig represented my son recently in a DWI case. When we first met with Craig at his office I was very impressed with his knowledge of the inner workings of the law but I didn't think we could afford such a great attorney. However, Craig worked with us on his fees and I am very happy with the outcome of our case. Thank you, Craig!" — Mike Schneider
Additional Areas Served
- Allegany County
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Bel Air
- Calvert County
- Caroline County
- Carroll County
- Cecil County
- Dorchester County
- Ellicott City
- Frederick County
- Garrett County
- Glen Burnie
- Harford County
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- Kent County
- Owings Mills
- Queen Anne’s County
- Somerset County
- Talbot County
- Washington County
- White Marsh
- Wicomico County
- Worchester County