Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing criminal charges in Maryland can be a truly terrifying experience. Indeed, regardless of your case, you may be unfamiliar with the Maryland judicial system, and unsure of what to do next in order to protect your rights.
If you have been charged with a crime in Maryland, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call our dedicated Maryland criminal defense lawyer at the office of Robert S. Grabo. We have years of experience assisting clients throughout the state, and we are prepared to begin working for you immediately in order to protect you throughout each step of your case. Reach out to us as soon as possible in order ensure the best possible outcome.
Criminal Charges in Maryland
Criminal law in Maryland is extremely complex, and, as such, it is an arena that should only be navigated with the assistance of an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney. For one, the various criminal charges that you may be facing are vast, and may include the following:
- Traffic offenses;
- Assault and battery;
- Drug possession;
- Driving under the influence;
- Theft; or
Keep in mind, however, that this is a small handful of charges that may be levied in the state. If you are facing other charges, it is still imperative that you contact an attorney for help, as failure to do so may jeopardize your rights, lead to an unjust outcome in your criminal case and result in jail time.
It is also necessary to understand the different nature of the charges that you are facing. More specifically, criminal charges in Maryland fall into two distinct categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor charges may include driving under the influence, theft of under $1,000, reckless driving, or minor drug possession, among others. Felonies are more serious, and include robbery, sexual assault, burglary, and murder. Before taking any steps in your defense, contact a legal professional to help ensure you fully comprehend the charges that you currently face in Maryland, as well as the possible outcomes.
Possible Penalties You May Be Facing
Of course, with each type of offense comes a unique set of penalties, which can range in severity. For example, misdemeanor offenses, which are less serious than felonies, may be punished by up to 10 years in prison and a fine ranging between $500 and $1,000, although many of these charges carry a term of incarceration of less than 90 days.
Felonies, on the other hand, often come with lengthy prison sentences and massive fines. Indeed, while the minimum prison sentence for a felony is one year, those who are convicted of the most serious of felony crimes may face life in prison and massive monetary fines.
It is for this reason, among many others, that it is necessary for you to contact a skilled Maryland legal professional immediately for help with your case. You may not understand the severity of the charges you are currently facing in Maryland, and, because of this, you may put your rights in jeopardy if you choose to face the legal system alone. Don’t attempt to fight your charges without experienced and dedicated help; contact our office today and let us act as aggressive advocates on your behalf.
How an Attorney Can Help Protect Your Rights
As an experienced criminal defense law firm in Maryland, we have assisted clients who are facing a variety of different charges We can use this experience to help ensure your rights are protected and that you receive a fair and just outcome.
From the outset of your case, we will be committed to using all of the tools available to us as skilled legal professionals. For one, we will examine the specifics of the arrest in order to determine if it was lawful in the first place. In far too many cases, law enforcement officers will step beyond the bounds of the law and commit an illegal arrest of an individual without probable cause. Here, we can highlight this issue in order to have your charges dismissed.
If the arrest was lawful, we can aggressively argue to have your charges lessened in order to decrease the potential penalties. This may be the best course of action if you are facing charges of assault or drug distribution; in the former, it may be demonstrated that your actions were part of a brawl, or even self-defense, and in the latter, we may be able to argue that the amount in possession should not allow for conviction on a distribution charge.
Sadly, in many cases, defendants in Maryland are also often the victims of false arrest, either as the result of a mistake or even malicious targeting. If you find yourself in this position, we can help. We will conduct an in-depth review of your case, interview witnesses, take steps to preserve evidence and do everything else in our power to have the charges dropped and your name cleared.
This outlines only a small number of the ways in which we can assist you if you are currently facing criminal charges in the state of Maryland. There is no reason to attempt this on your own and without professional help. Contact us today and learn how we can provide the support and guidance you need moving forward.
Reach Out to Us Today for Professional Help
Criminal charges in Maryland should be taken very seriously and require the skill of an experienced and trained legal professional. The criminal laws in Maryland are extremely complex, and the failure to approach a case with due care can lead to serious consequences that will inevitably have lifelong consequences.
There is no reason that you should face the legal system without a dedicated advocate on your side throughout each step of the process. At the office of Robert S. Grabo, we have significant experience assisting clients in Maryland with a wide array of criminal charges. We are dedicated to serving defendants in Maryland and are eager to begin helping you.
Don’t wait any longer to contact us for help. Call us at (301) 938-7652 to let us begin working on your defense right away.