Criminal cases can take place in District or Circuit Court, depending on the specific charges. Felonies typically include a preliminary hearing unless you have been indicted by the grand jury. If you or a loved one is currently under investigation for a criminal offense, or have already been arrested or charged with a crime, contact our office immediately to make sure your rights are protected. We can represent you during the investigation, preliminary hearing, bond hearing, and your trial date. It is your constitutional right to have an attorney present when being questioned by law enforcement. By contacting our office, you can be sure that a qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer from Frederick, MD is always by your side to defend your rights.
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI)
Marc and Anthony provide an aggressive defense in these cases because Maryland’s DUI statutes are zealously enforced and provide substantial punishments criminally as well as at the MVA, especially if it is not your first conviction. The Law Offices of Marc S. Ward work hard to negotiate the best possible deal for their DUI defendants. We have handled numerous DUI/DWI defense cases in Frederick, MD successfully. DUI and DWI charges can carry subsequent offender penalties (higher punishment) if you have already been convicted of a DUI or DWI in the past. We will not recommend that a client plead guilty to DUI unless, after an investigation, we believe such a plea would be in your best interest. We can also refer you to resources such as alcohol education, counseling and treatment providers. Give us a call today at (301) 662-2911 to speak with a Frederick, MD criminal defense lawyer right away.
Criminal defense lawyers are necessary in Frederick, MD, if you are arrested for driving while intoxicated. In Maryland, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious crime.
There are two types of DUI offenses someone can be arrested for in Maryland:
- General impairment – when someone’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher, and
- Per se violations – when an individual’s BAC is 0.15% or higher.
For driving while impaired (DWI) offenses in Maryland, the police must believe you are under the influence of drugs or medication and prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. The cops can easily prove you were impaired through blood test results, field sobriety tests, or from their observations.
So, if you have charges for a DUI/DWI, it is vital to seek the help of an experienced criminal justice attorney. Our lawyers will review your case and determine the best approach for defending you in court. Depending on the circumstances, our criminal lawyers may be able to do the following:
- Challenge the legality of the stop or arrest,
- Question whether there was probable cause to believe you were driving while intoxicated,
- Argue that any chemical test results were not accurate, and
- Dispute any other evidence to reduce the charges or have them dropped entirely.
A criminal justice attorney will also be able to advise you of any potential consequences and help you understand your options. The best way to protect your rights after a DUI/DWI arrest in Frederick, MD, is to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you fight the charges and possibly reduce your sentence or have the charges dropped entirely.
Drug Possession, Possession With Intent To Distribute, Drug Paraphernalia
Our offices handles all types of CDS (controlled dangerous substance), otherwise known as drug cases, whether you are charged with CDS Possession, Possession With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, CDS Equipment, Common Nuisance, etc. We are familiar with Maryland law regarding marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crack, and PCP. While these cases may be in District or Circuit Court, depending on the specific charges, felonies typically include a preliminary hearing unless you have been indicted by the grand jury. We can represent you at the preliminary hearing as well as your trial date. Because we have been practicing criminal defense for so long, we know what types of consequences to expect for different drugs and fact patterns in all our jurisdictions. We pay special attention to detail and will listen to your side of the story and examine all the evidence to make sure your liberty is safeguarded. We will also review your criminal history to determine if you are at risk for subsequent offender penalties (higher punishment) if you have already been convicted of a drug offense. Whether you are charged with possession or possession with intent to distribute depends on a variety of factors, such as the quantity of the drug, but also other indictia found by law enforcement in your possession or control such as a large quantity of cash, ledgers, scales, drugs paraphernalia and/or surveillance equipment. Your own statements or admissions may also be grounds for increased charges. Marc and Anthony are not only able to review your individual situation, but will perform a constitutional analysis to make sure that your rights were not violated during your encounter with law enforcement.
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Additionally, we can refer you to drug education, counseling and treatment providers. Call us today at (301) 662-2911 to speak with a criminal defense lawyer right away. We offer Free Case Evaluation.
Felony And Misdemeanor Theft, Embezzlement, Bad Check, Counterfeit, Fraud, etc.
Taking property or money from another person without their permission can result in a charge of theft or embezzlement. The seriousness of the charge depends upon many factors, including the value of the property taken and/or the amount of money embezzled. A defendant is charged with Passing a Bad Check when he/she issues or passes a check knowing that there is not sufficient funds to cover the value of the check. The reason why the defendant committed the theft and/or the ability to make restitution can also have an impact on the case. Our decades of experience can help analyze your case and guarantee you the best possible defense at trial or plea bargain, and also help you make arrangements for paying any restitution.
Assault, Sex Offenses, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Arson, Weapon Charges And Other Serious Crimes
These are serious crimes that require a serious and aggressive approach. Criminal cases can take place in District or Circuit Court, depending on the specific charges. Felonies typically include a preliminary hearing unless you have been indicted by the grand jury. If you or a loved one is currently under investigation for criminal offense, or have already been arrested or charged with a crime, contact our office immediately to make sure your rights are protected. We can represent you during the investigation, at preliminary hearing, bond hearing, and your trial date.
Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Malicious Destruction of Property, And Other Misdemeanors
The Law Offices of Marc S. Ward treat misdemeanor cases with the same attention to detail and aggressive approach as felony cases. We know that these charges have seriously affected your life and, in your eyes, are not “minor” – similarly, we would never treat you as “minor” client. Call us today at (301) 662-2911 to speak with a Frederick, MD criminal defense lawyer right away and discuss your case. Our Maryland criminal defense attorney will do everything to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome for your case.