Our criminal defense lawyers are all experienced and share a passion for making the State prove its case. We have experience in jury trials, bench trials, pleas and sentencing. We've dealt with crimes ranging from simple traffic misdemeanors like driving on a suspended license all the way to federal white-collar crimes such as mortgage fraud. Other cases we've handled include assault and battery, DUI/DWI, drug and controlled substance offenses, immigration and visa fraud, juvenile delinquent cases, false statements, money remittal, and various conspiracy and aiding/abetting charges. We have experience in not only state courts in Maryland, Virginia, DC and North Carolina, but in federal courts as well.
Given our immigration background, we have a particularly developed niche practice in the area of criminal immigration law. If you are not a citizen and you are charged with a crime, you need both a criminal defense attorney and an immigration attorney. With us, you get both.
Use the contact form on the right for a free consultation. Do not give details about your case other than what you are charged with.
Law enforcement agencies are run by imperfect, fallible humans. Mistakes can and do happen, anywhere in the system. A defense attorney has the job of ensuring that one's freedoms are not wrongly limited or taken away. A defense attorney's primary obligation is to his client and no one else.
The sharp criminal defense attorney is detail oriented, and knows the law behind even the most rudimentary charges. He will have spent a lot of time in the courthouses, and have a solid knowledge of criminal procedure. He has the ability to wade through the facts of the case, apply his knowledge of not just the law, but criminal procedure, and make a professional judgment as to what would be in his client's best interest. And he is not judgmental, putting his client's interests above all, or else refuse to take the case.
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It's commonly said that the wheels of justice turn slow. That can be true, but if someone is charged with a crime, "slow" is not a good word to describe what happens. Accused criminals can be arrested and processed in a matter of hours. What the accused says and does during those initial hours can make all the difference. What he needs at that time is information. It's time sensitive: the same information 3 days later won't help him. The system is large, powerful, and moves with deliberate force and speed. If you don't know what you're dealing with, you will get run over.
That's why it helps to have a defense lawyer.
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