Criminal Defense Attorneys in Severna Park

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Severna Park

William Blackford and Christopher Flohr are criminal defense attorneys in Severna Park, Maryland. We offer extensive knowledge and experience in defending clients against a range of charges, such as:

  • Assault
  • Drug charges
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft
  • Weapons charges
  • DUI
  • Traffic offenses

When it comes to fighting criminal charges, experience is critical. Blackford & Flohr’s Severna Park law firm has defended Maryland clients charged with a wide range of crimes. We dedicate as much time, effort, and energy as needed to thoroughly defend your case. Our goal is to achieve the most positive outcome possible for our clients every time.

Misdemeanor

In general, a misdemeanor criminal charge in Maryland is punishable by one year or less in jail. However, there are misdemeanors that carry possible sentences of up to 10 or 20 years. During your trial, the judge will assess the evidence and circumstances of the crime as well as your background and determine your sentence. Fines are frequently imposed, whether in tandem with incarceration or not. A Severna Park attorney can help defend your innocence and/or work to attain the lowest sentence possible against misdemeanor charges.

Some examples of Maryland misdemeanor sentences include:

  • Second-degree assault – Up to 10 years in prison and/or a $2,500+ fine
  • Disorderly conduct – Up to 60 days in jail and/or a $500+ fine
  • Child neglect – Up to 5 years in prison and/or a $5,000+ fine

Felony

A felony charge in Maryland carries a potential sentence of one year or more in prison. Judges often use sentencing guidelines and worksheets to make sentencing decisions, but they are not required to adhere to them. The potential consequences of a felony charge are severe and can irreparably change your life. At a time such as this, quality representation from a Severna Park, Maryland lawyer who is driven to serve your best interest is crucial.

Examples of Maryland felony sentences include:

  • Drug trafficking – 5+ years in prison (no maximum) and fines of up to $100,000
  • First-degree burglary – Up to 20 years in prison
  • First-degree assault – Up to 25 years in prison

Do I Need a Severna Park Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Every criminal charge that will be tried in a Maryland court requires the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.  Most criminal charges carry high minimum and maximum sentences, hefty fees, and can tarnish your reputation and limit your career opportunities for the rest of your life. With this much on the line, there is no room to take any chances.

Regardless of the circumstances, we are here to help. We will aggressively defend your interests and make use of every resource and option available to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.