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Rockville Criminal Lawyer
Being charged with a crime in Rockville, Maryland can be the beginning of an exhausting, emotional, and frightening ordeal. We understand that dealing with criminal charges can impact your family, employment, and in some cases, your freedom. By scheduling a free consultation with a Rockville criminal lawyer, you are taking a step to learn more about the charges you face, your options going forward, and how an attorney can tackle your case and help minimize the impact on your day-to-day life.
- Your Right To Contact an Attorney
- How an Attorney Can Protect Your Rights In Court
- Your Legal Rights When Approached by Police Officers
Criminal Defense for Misdemeanors & Felonies in Rockville
Depending on the type of crime with which you’re charged, as well as its specific circumstances and severity, your charges could result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction. Though misdemeanors are the less serious of the two, they can still adversely impact your life by taking you out of work, at least temporarily, and potentially forcing you to serve time in jail or pay heavy fines.
A felony conviction, regardless of the type of crime with which it is associated, can result in a long prison sentence — perhaps as long as life in prison — as well as fines up to $100,000 in some cases. In addition, the presence of any criminal conviction on your record will make it extremely difficult to get stable employment in many fields of work, financial aid for further education, access to loans and much more. Contact a criminal attorney in Rockville today to learn about the options available to you and how the law applies to your case.
Local Experience in Rockville Courts
When looking for an attorney to represent you in court and fight on your behalf, it is important to consider the amount of experience a criminal lawyer has dealing with judges, police officers, and prosecutors in Rockville, Maryland. Knowledge about the local court rules, law enforcement procedures, and priorities for prosecutors can provide an attorney with context and further insight into the case and possible avenues for defense.
In addition, local Rockville laws and ordinances can often come into play as precursor to more serious charges. For example, noise ordinance violations might cause a police officer to go to a house where the noise is coming from and that might yield certainly a number of arrests for underage drinking or drug-related allegations against individuals on the premises. If one was illegally parked, for example, it might prompt an officer to approach that individual and if the officer then believes that the individual was under the influence in their car or in unlawful possession of a handgun that would be precursor again for a Fourth Amendment seizure or stop that might lead to a more serious charges. Local Rockville ordinances come into play every day in larger criminal offenses, and it can be an asset to have a Rockville criminal lawyer who understands the local rules and police practices.
The good news is that our Rockville criminal defense team are ready to help you minimize the effects the charges you are facing will have on your future. Our attorneys defend clients against all types of charges, including:
- Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Drug Charges
- Gun Violations
- Speeding Tickets
By choosing us to represent you, you can be sure of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will work with you on a personalized basis to identify and construct a reliable defense for your specific case. Your Rockville criminal lawyer will examine in detail all of the events surrounding your charge, and will call on every available legal resource, including physical evidence, circumstantial evidence and witness testimony, in order to build your defense and protect your constitutional rights. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney for Montgomery County, please click here.
How a Rockville Criminal Lawyer Can Help
If you are charged with a crime in Rockville, Maryland, you need to protect your chances of a favorable legal outcome by securing experienced representation as soon as possible. Whether you’re accused of driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, assault or any other criminal charge, a skilled Rockville criminal attorney will keep you abreast of your legal rights throughout the process and help you avoid making mistakes that will imperil your case. While no ethical attorney can guarantee a particular result in your case, having a proven legal professional on your side gives you the confidence of working with someone who understands the judicial system and has experience trying and winning cases similar to yours. If you are interested in discussing your case in more detail and learning about current criminal prosecution and enforcement trends, contact a dedicated Rockville criminal attorney today and learn how we can put our dedicated criminal law team to work for your defense.
The Courthouse in Rockville, MD
As of August 1, 2011, the Rockville District Courthouse is now located at 191 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD, 20850-2325. The administrative clerk is Judy Lohman. Except for on legal holidays, the courthouse is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. From I-270, you can reach the Rockville Courthouse by taking Exit 5, Falls Road, and continuing until you reach Maryland Avenue. After four traffic lights, make a left onto East Jefferson Street.
The Montgomery County Circuit Court is also located in Rockville at 50 Maryland Avenue. To get there, follow the same directions as for the District Court, and you will reach the courthouse just before you reach East Jefferson Street.
Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship: Mr. Gustavo Cardona of Tuskegee University’s Class of 2017. Mr. Cardona wrote an excellent essay, which you can read on our Past Winners page here.
We are also excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship. The deadline is May 1, 2016. Learn more by visiting our scholarship page (linked above).