How Criminal Cases are Tried in the State of Maryland

How Criminal Cases are Tried in the State of Maryland

In the State of Maryland,  there are two ways to have your criminal case tried; the first way is a bench trial where your case is heard only by the judge in District Court. The second way is a jury trial, where the outcome of your case is decided by a 12 person jury...
Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

One of the most common questions posed to individuals who are faced with criminal charges is whether or not they should hire a criminal defense attorney. One deterring factor can certainly be the cost associated with hiring a lawyer, however, in many cases that cost...

FAQ: 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...

FAQ: 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.

FAQ: 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...

FAQ: 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...

FAQ: 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...