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The criminal justice system can be pretty scary. As a criminal defendant, you may feel like no one  is on your side, or that you are outnumbered. But when you have a Maryland criminal lawyer working on your behalf you have an expert advocate working the system, seeking the best possible result for you.

Criminal courts can be overwhelming when you are accused of a crime.  Facing charges is really difficult and if you already have a criminal record, facing charges a second time does not get any easier. Dealing with the police and the states attorney can be confusing and unclear especially when you are innocent of the charges

As a criminal defense attorney, I am an aggressive advocate for you or your family member. If you are facing criminal charges in Maryland and you have any questions about criminal lawyers or charges, please contact our attorneys to discuss your case.

Our office handles cases of DUI, assault, domestic violence, drug charges, and gun charges and is committed to getting the best possible results for all of our clients.

Contact me today for a free initial consultation if you are facing charges from Columbia to Bethesda or anywhere in Anne Arundel, Howard, Carroll, or Harford Counties.

At Terrence C. McAndrews, PA, our defense attorneys, advocate for your best interests, protects your constitutional rights, and works towards a positive resolution of your case, no matter the circumstances.

 Maybe you admit to wrongdoing or are just hoping to avoid jail time, a plea agreement might be the best possible outcome in your case. However, maybe you were arrested in error. Whether through mistaken identity, a misunderstanding, or bad police work — charges are frequently filed against people who did nothing wrong. If this is the case and you are innocent of the crime you are accused of, our attorneys can work to fight for your good name long before your final court date or at trial.

Your attorney will be able to investigate your case and determine the best chance at resulting in a positive outcome. With your approval, your Maryland criminal lawyer will tirelessly work to clear your name.


Crimes and Penalties In Maryland

The number of criminal statutes in the state of Maryland is truly overwhelming. You could be accused of violating any one of them and face serious penalties if convicted.

In general, criminal laws are separated into two classifications: misdemeanors and felonies. At the most basic level, the difference between these two classifications is the potential sentence you face if convicted: a misdemeanor carries less than one year in jail and a felony carries more than one year in prison.

The criminal defense attorneys with our firm have experience representing people accused of the most minor misdemeanor to the most serious felony offense. No charge is a “minor” thing; each one carries potentially life-changing ramifications. For this reason, each case is handled with the utmost level of respect and seriousness.

The penalties you face if convicted of criminal charges, will depend on different factors, including the specific charge, your criminal history, the facts of the case, the prosecutor, and the judge handling the case. Discussing the details with an aggressive defense attorney can help you determine exactly what sort of outcome is possible. You want to avoid the penalties associated with a conviction. It is part of your Maryland criminal attorney’s job to help make this happen.