We represent clients facing the entire range of criminal offenses in Maryland courts, from minor misdemeanor to very serious felony offenses.
What is the Difference Between a Felony And a Misdemeanor?
In Maryland there is no clear line for determining whether a crime is a felony or a misdemeanor. Unless the statute says otherwise, the classification of a crime as a felony or a misdemeanor comes down to what is was considered at common law. Unless the offense was considered a felony at common law, or is specified as such in the statute, the crime will be considered a misdemeanor.
(Yes, that is a pretty terrible answer. If you are accused of a crime, please call to discuss the more important and specific details of exactly what you may be facing with your criminal charge.)
Maryland Criminal Charges Defended
The following charges are the kind we defend regularly.
Everything from fairly petty simple drug possession charges up to major felony distribution offenses.
- Drug possession
- Marijuana possession
- cocaine possession
- heroin possession
- meth possession
- drug distribution or intent to distribute
Classifications of drug by substance and amount has a real impact on the seriousness of the charges and the potential penalties at sentencing if you are found guilty.
Actions of violence or threat of violence like assault charges are among the most common charges in criminal courts. You don’t have to have actually hurt anyone to be potentially charged and convicted in these cases.
Crimes Against Property
Actions that include theft or damage to another person’s property can be very serious criminal charges depending on the value of the properties involved.
Charges we defend include:
Charges vary for illegal use or possession of a firearm.
If you are accused of any criminal offense in Maryland, please contact us for a legal consultation and case evaluation. Find out what you are up against, and what your options are in protecting your rights and freedom.
Your are innocent until proven guilty.