When your liberty and your good name are on the line in Maryland, you need a Maryland criminal defense lawyer with the experience, passion, and the will to fight the state or government. In other words, you need a lawyer who will do whatever it takes. That’s where Blackford & Flohr comes in.
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 Maryland criminal defense attorneys at a moment’s notice; if you are arrested, you can call our emergency telephone for a lawyer at our Severna Park, MD office at 410-647-6677.
Arrests & Investigations
If you are being investigated for a crime in Maryland or have been arrested, you have important rights that are easily overlooked 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 Maryland criminal defense lawyers 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 sexual assault defense lawyer services.
IF YOU ARE ARRESTED OR QUESTIONED BY ANYONE REGARDING A CRIME, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT AND A RIGHT TO A MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER’S HELP. YOU SHOULD EXERCISE THESE RIGHTS TO PROTECT YOURSELF. CALL US IF YOU NEED HELP.
If you are arrested and require a criminal defense lawyer, the first thing on you and your family’s minds is how to get you out on bail. Arrest and bail are complex parts of the criminal law process, and you need an experienced Maryland 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, in which it is believed that it is necessary and/or politically expedient to keep innocent persons in jail. 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 Maryland 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 are not limited to:
- A simple traffic ticket
- Disorderly conduct
- Malicious destruction
- 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 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.
When your son or daughter has been accused of committing an act which could result in a juvenile criminal record, juvenile detention, or adult criminal charges in Maryland, your whole world gets turned upside down. The juvenile process is complex and emotionally taxing; you need the help of Maryland criminal attorneys experienced in the field and sensitive to your family’s needs. Our Maryland juvenline attorneys are committed to advocating for your child and vigorously fights against the State of Maryland’s efforts to treat children like adults.
Blackford & Flohr’s Maryland criminal attorneys have extensive experience handling traffic related cases from speeding tickets to serious drunk driving charges (DUI/DWI). Our Anne Arundel County-based 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. Our Maryland criminal defense lawyers take these cases very seriously, and our DUI law firm works tirelessly to get you the best result possible.
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.