Criminal Defense

Leading Team of Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys

Anyone charged with a crime needs professional legal representation. No matter how minor a criminal charge may seem, the consequences could follow you for the rest of your life. 

Even misdemeanor petty theft as a result of shoplifting, for example, is considered a “crime of moral turpitude” in Maryland — meaning, a crime of dishonesty. 

That label can be used against you at any future court hearing for the next 15 years, and can disqualify you from even entry-level employment. 

Top Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney

Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is a top Maryland criminal defense attorney firm. 

With more than four decades of experience defending clients against the full spectrum of criminal charges, Mr. Kadish and team are renowned for their ability to mount strategic, innovative defenses. 

Self-defense, defense of others, alibi, defense of property, entrapment, mistake of fact, voluntary intoxication, insanity/criminal responsibility, and duress are all options that can provide a full or partial defense. 

Drug Crimes

Whether you’re facing trafficking, possession, distribution, manufacturing, or any other narcotics-related offense, you need a drug charge criminal defense attorney who possesses unparalleled experience in this arena.

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Child Pornography

Child pornography charges are not simply the possessing of “lewd pictures.” They are considered very serious crimes that are almost always pursued aggressively by State and Federal prosecutors.

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Theft Offenses

If you’re facing a theft accusation, you need a professional, experienced Maryland theft offense charge attorney with a lengthy track record of handling these cases.

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Assault

Assault charges can stem from an array of different scenarios, many of which are common conflicts that arise between individuals.

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Burglary / Robbery

For four decades, members of the Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team have been immersed in the complexities of robbery and burglary law.

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Child Abuse

If you’ve been charged with any kind of crime against a child, Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is a child abuse criminal defense firm that can help you to retain your reputation, freedom, and legal status.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges are extremely common, and if you’re facing this kind of accusation, you need a lawyer specializing in domestic violence criminal defense. 

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Murder/Manslaughter

The death of another individual as a result of your actions can span a broad range of crimes from manslaughter to first-degree murder. Convictions for these offenses carry the harshest of penalties and prison terms. 

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Sex Crimes

Sex crime charges are extraordinarily serious, and a conviction can carry lifelong consequences. If you’re facing an accusation of this nature, you need an attorney who’s an expert in sex offense criminal defense. 

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Weapons Offenses

Weapons offenses can be extremely serious criminal charges and require immediate attention from an experienced attorney. 

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Federal Crimes

When an individual is facing federal criminal charges of any kind, the case immediately takes on a higher level of complexity. 

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DUI/DWI

DUI and DWI charges are among the most common of charges, and the team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team has specific training in defending against these types of violations.

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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.

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