Facing Misdemeanor Charges?
Know Your Rights.
In the state of Maryland, there are two major classifications for crimes: misdemeanors and felonies. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, it’s important you consult and partner with an experienced misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer in Maryland right away. While a misdemeanor may seem like a lesser classification than a felony, it is still an extremely serious offense with life-altering consequences.
The lawyers at Albers & Associates have years of experience representing clients against criminal charges. We have offices conveniently located in Columbia, Towson, Frederick, and Westminster, MD and serve all of Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, and their surrounding areas.
Why Seek a Criminal Defense for a Misdemeanor Charge?
While a misdemeanor may sound like it’s not that serious when compared to a felony, it holds penalties and consequences which can change your life. Unlike other states, the state of Maryland does not hold a maximum fine for misdemeanors; this means you could see serious jail time or fines for your charges. For this reason, you most certainly want to seek out a skilled and experienced misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer who can dedicate themselves to your case.
Several Kinds of Misdemeanors
In the state of Maryland, there are several types of misdemeanors. The lesser, called a petty misdemeanor, can usually be offset by attending a rehabilitation program or community service. The importance is knowing what to do before and during trial to obtain these favorable results. On the other end of the spectrum, a gross misdemeanor borders a felony and depending on the prosecution could be charged as such. It’s important you partner with a criminal defense lawyer in Maryland who has the experience to handle your case if it escalates to a felony charge, but can also help ensure that doesn’t happen.
Expert Defense from Albers & Associates
Our firm has worked on a wide variety of criminal defense cases throughout Maryland and we can help you too. Our dedicated team of legal professionals is ready to step in and help you get your life back on track.
Call 443-457-3890 to schedule a free home consultation. Weekend appointments are available. If you are injured and cannot travel, we will come to you.
Criminal Defense FAQs
Can I Appeal My Criminal Case?
If your case was tried in the District Court of Maryland, you do have the right to an appeal which would result in a brand new trial that doesn’t regard the findings of the initial court that tried your case. You have 30 days from the date of sentencing to appeal a case.
Will the State Appoint Me a Defense Attorney?
You may choose to accept legal assistance from a state-appointed lawyer during your trial. However, working with a criminal defense attorney at Albers & Associates means you’ll receive more personalized and dedicated care from a lawyer who is dedicated to aggressively pursuing the best outcome possible for every client they work with.
Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney for a DUI?
Maryland is one of the states in the U.S. That assesses both administrative and criminal penalties when someone is charged with a DUI. This means that fines, license suspension, and imprisonment are all commonly assessed when a driver has been caught doing so under the influence. The MVA handles most of the administrative charges, but a criminal defense lawyer is necessary if you want to avoid harsher penalties for the criminal charges.