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Criminal Law


When your liberty and your good name are on the line in Baltimore or Maryland, you need a Maryland criminal defense lawyer with the experience, passion, and will to fight the State or Government; you need a lawyer who will do whatever it takes. If you’re in need of a criminal lawyer, the Blackford & Flohr law firm has over 10 years of experience representing clients charged with criminal charges ranging in seriousness from a speeding ticket or shoplifting to robbery, drug possession, child sexual abuse, and murder in Maryland and Federal Courts. The Blackford & Flohr law firm provides a Baltimore or Maryland criminal defense attorney for you at a moment’s notice; if you are arrested you can call our emergency telephone for a lawyer at our Severna Park, MD office 410-647-6677.


Call us to discuss your case:


(410) 647-6677


Arrests & Investigations

If you are being investigated for a crime in Maryland or have been arrested by a police officer, you have important rights that are easily lost without the help of an experienced defense lawyer. As criminal lawyers, Blackford & Flohr have helped innumerable clients through this process to ensure the police do not trounce upon your constitutional rights. Moreover, our lawyers have successfully provided defense for our clients in the investigation stage and helped avoid charges made against our clients. In this earliest stage, our Baltimore or Maryland criminal defense lawyer will help ensure that innocent people are not wrongly arrested and charged with crimes they did not commit. For serious charges such as rape in Maryland and Washington DC, we provide a sexual assault defense lawyer.




Bail Hearings in Baltimore

If you are arrested and require a criminal defense lawyer in Baltimore, MD, the first thing on you and your family’s mind is how to get you out on bail. Arrest and bail are complex parts of the criminal law process and you need an experienced criminal lawyer who knows the system and how to best argue for your release. The Blackford & Flohr law firm has been fighting the “incarceration generation” in Maryland and Baltimore court systems, who believe that it is necessary and/or politically expedient to keep innocent persons in jail, especially in Baltimore. More troubling, the Baltimore bail bonds industry capitalizes on working families who feel they are the only way out. They are not. A good bail attorney can argue for alternatives to and/or significant reductions in the Baltimore bail bond amount; saving you money, providing you with your deserved defense lawyer, and getting you justice.


In truth, the only real considerations for a Maryland or Baltimore court in determining bail are:


  • Will this person appear in court on his/her trial date?
  • Does this person pose a particular, clear threat to others?


The Blackford & Flohr law firm can provide you with criminal lawyers who are committed to your freedom and defense, and who are available to fight for you at a moment’s notice.



Misdemeanors are generally less serious criminal offenses, but there is no easy criminal law defense. Misdemeanors can be punishable by a rather significant fine and/or imprisonment and are heard in a Baltimore or Maryland District Court. As Maryland criminal defense lawyers, we know crimes that constitute misdemeanors include, but is not limited to:


  • A simple traffic ticket
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Malicious destruction
  • Assault
  • Lower-level drug charges (e.g., possession, distribution, etc.)


For a variety of historical reasons, these criminal defense cases are different from criminal felonies (e.g., there are technical evidentiary rules as well as the felony murder rule where the common law distinction between a “misdemeanor” and a “felony” come into play). A misdemeanor is a very serious criminal defense matter in Baltimore and Maryland, and will potentially affect your future tremendously. Call a Maryland criminal defense lawyer as soon as you find out about your charge; the earlier we get involved, the better your defense will be.



A felony is the most serious criminal law offense and it is punishable by fine, incarceration and/or death (in extreme cases). Felonies in Maryland and Baltimore are serious matters that are most likely to go to trial and include crimes such as:


  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Sex offenses
  • Child abuse
  • Theft
  • Handgun possession
  • Serious drug offenses (e.g., distribution, repeat offender, kingpin, etc.)


In these criminal defense cases especially, your freedom and livelihood are on the line. You need an experienced Baltimore and Maryland criminal trial lawyer to aggressively fight for your freedom. In many of these serious cases, we will work with experts and specialists to help in your defense, and we will spend countless hours tirelessly pursuing your defense and advocating for your freedom. Call Blackford & Flohr today for a case consultation!



When your son or daughter has been accused of committing an act which could result in a juvenile criminal record, juvenile detention or, worse, adult criminal charges in Baltimore or MD, your whole world gets turned upside down. The juvenile process is complex and emotionally taxing; you need to help of Maryland criminal attorneys experienced in the field and sensitive to your family’s needs. Blackford & Flohr provides a Severna Park, Maryland lawyer who is committed to advocating for your child and vigorously fights against the State of Maryland’s efforts to treat children like adults.


Traffic & DUI

Blackford & Flohr’s Baltimore and Maryland criminal attorneys have extensive experience handling traffic related cases from speeding tickets to serious drunk driving charges (DUI/DWI). Our Anne Arundel County lawyers have been able to successfully resolve all manner of tickets (both old and new citations). At times, we have provided a successful defense of these cases without our out-of-state clients and even in-state clients having to attend court in Maryland.


If you are issued a DUI/DWI citation in Baltimore or Maryland, our pricing includes advice and representation before the Maryland Office Of Administrative Hearings for points conference hearings. These are important facets of your case, as they affect your license and ability to drive or, in some cases, work. Like you, our Baltimore and Maryland criminal defense lawyer will take these cases very seriously, and our law firm works tirelessly to get you the best result possible.


Federal Court

If you are charged with a Federal crime, you need defense by an experienced, passionate criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the pattern and practice of Federal court. Nearly every U.S. Attorney has a reputation for fighting aggressively, if not myopically, to fine or imprison you. Here especially, a Blackford & Flohr defense lawyer can help you navigate the difficult Federal practice and defense procedure and work toward ensuring your freedom.


If you face criminal charges, require defense, and are interested in hiring a criminal defense attorney in Towson, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, or a lawyer for Howard County and surrounding areas, please contact us.