High Profile Cases Handled by a Leading Criminal Defense Attorney

When facing criminal charges of any kind, your life, your freedom, your finances, and your family are all at stake; even seemingly minor offenses can lead to lifelong consequences without the proper representation.

The team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is the top tier of criminal defense attorneys with over three decades of award-winning experience dealing with high-stakes and particularly sophisticated cases.

Criminal Defense Attorney Success Stories

After decades of dealing with the most high-stakes and notable cases as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Kadish has earned a reputation as a leader and authority in his field. 

He and his team are who other attorneys turn to for advice and assistance when they’re facing a particularly complex or challenging case. 

They have frequently served as lead defense in many prominent state and federal prosecutions as well as some of the most highly publicized cases in Maryland history including:

Man Beats Mandatory Five Years on Gun Charge

In 2018, a Carroll County man found himself facing a minimum mandatory sentence of five years without parole for possession of a firearm in Maryland, based on a prior felony conviction.

He was married with two children, a wife, a home and a six-figure job — and stood to lose everything. He searched to find the most experienced and aggressive legal representation possible. Losing his case was not an option.

Through a series of unique and creative legal maneuvers, Mr. Kadish and team walked the client from the courthouse and to his car as a free man; no probation, no conviction.

Not Guilty Verdict in Rape at the Beach Case

In 2012 a young man on vacation in Ocean City was charged with rape, sexual offenses and assault based on a consensual evening he spent with a young lady.

The trial team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC, knew that this young man was innocent; they knew that his entire life hung on whether or not the jury would see the truth. They scoured all evidence — cell records, texts, testimonies, etc.

After three days of trial before a jury, the client was found not guilty on all charges.

Charges Dismissed in Narcotics Case

A client was facing more than 40 years of incarceration with no possibility of parole based on police finding guns, drugs, cash — and the client’s social security card and birth certificate, all of which were hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.

Narcotics officers wanted the client to cooperate, but the client refused. After intense scrutiny and cross-referencing of numerous police reports, records and evidence, Mr. Kadish’s team attacked the legality of the seizure, search and stop of client — and all charges were thrown out.

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Murder Charges Dismissed

In 2005, a Harford County couple was charged with the starvation murder in the death of their adopted son. They adopted four siblings from Russia, one of whom was a four-year-old who weighed approximately 39 pounds when he arrived in the U.S.

The prosecution alleged a pattern of horrific abuse, supported by the testimony of some of his siblings. Mr. Kadish represented the father in the three-year-long case. He argued that the boy suffered from Reactive Attachment Disorder from the neglect he suffered as a baby in the Russian orphanage, which caused substantial behavior problems and stunted his internal organs and physical growth.

In 2008, after the trial had begun, the father chose to plead guilty to a lesser offense of child abuse resulting in death, in exchange for dismissal of the murder charges.

Rape Charges Dropped Against U.S. Senate Candidate

In 2006, a candidate for the U.S. Senate was arrested in on charges of spousal rape, domestic assault, and false imprisonment.

Defense lawyer Mr. Kadish aggressively countered the shocking allegations of his client’s 19-year-old wife, who had married him in Latvia just a year earlier. Mr. Kadish immediately employed one of the State’s finest private investigators who went with him and the police to the scene of the alleged crime, and through a series of demonstrations, proved to the police investigators that the allegations made by the candidate’s wife could not have taken place as described by her.

In August 2006, Baltimore County prosecutors dropped all charges as a result of pretrial meetings with Craig wherein he presented the extensive evidence which he and the investigator had obtained proving his client’s innocence.

Johns Hopkins Physician Cleared of Manslaughter Charges

After a physician from Johns Hopkins University drove head-on into another car — resulting in the death of a 22-year-old woman — public outrage was palpable.

The physician had driven the wrong way on I-83 for nearly seven miles. Hours after the crash, his blood-alcohol content registered more than twice the legal limit, and he had only been off probation for a prior drunk driving offense for one week.

Mr. Kadish defended the doctor against charges of automobile manslaughter and DUI. Through in-depth research and creative lawyering that centered on the victim’s medical treatment, Mr. Kadish was able to negotiate an arranged disposition for the doctor which would ultimately result in a conviction for drunk driving, but no conviction for the auto manslaughter charge.


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