Criminal Defense in Rockville
In Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, when individuals are charged with criminal offenses, those people often have no idea what to do to protect themselves. Ordinary people suddenly have their liberty, their freedom, their careers and their reputations at risk. People find themselves in a crisis.
If you or a loved one is suddenly thrust into a crisis because of criminal charges, you need the help of an experienced Rockville criminal defense attorney to help you. Alex Foster is your choice.
There are several serious traffic offense which potentially carry jail time. Driving With a Suspended License, Hit and Run, and, most frequently, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Driving While Impaired are the most common. If you have been arrested for one of these charges, you need an experienced defense attorney to assist you. In addition to criminal charges, a hearing at the Motor Vehicle Administration will likely also be initiated against you. In a typical DUI/DWI, an experienced attorney can analyze your case to see if there are any legal challenges to the way the police stopped your vehicle and if all the proper procedures were followed. If not, your case could be dismissed, and only an experienced attorney will be able to spot those issues which should be attacked in court.
In court, an experienced criminal defense attorney will steer you towards negotiating a beneficial plea agreement or taking your case to a trial, either before a District Court judge or a Circuit Court jury.
Knowledge of the rules of evidence and criminal procedure is paramount. Additionally, if someone suffers from underlying issues of addiction or problem drinking, an experienced Rockville criminal law firm has the resources and connections to refer you for help at an appropriate facility for treatment or counseling. Getting this necessary help can prevent further legal troubles and may also reduce the consequences of the current conviction.
Drug Possession or Distribution Charges
Many people charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine or other drugs are struggling with issues of addiction. Drug cases are often referred to as Controlled Dangerous Substances cases. These types of charges often involve issues of search and seizure, proper or improper police activity and whether or not there was probable cause to stop a motor vehicle to conduct a search. An experienced criminal attorney in Montgomery County will be able to analyze each case individually to detect flaws in the State's case, and if the police acted illegally in violation any of a suspect's Constitutional rights.
Searches and Seizures
Police officers are familiar with the rules governing proper searches and seizure of your property, therefore, your attorney needs to have the experience to challenge if the police acted properly. If not, the seizure of your property or drugs could be suppressed and the case dismissed. Some searches involve a search warrant, but many are considered "warrantless" searches, meaning the police do not have a warrant, but are relying on "probable cause" or can articulate a suspicion, that illegal materials or contraband should be seized. Familiarity with these complex rules is paramount to protecting your rights. Choosing a very experienced criminal defense lawyer in Montgomery County to analyze your case and identify these legal issues is critical to protecting your rights.
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Rockville, Montgomery County
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced Rockville criminal defense lawyer to defend you. Rockville criminal defense law firm, The Law Office of Alex Foster, LLC is conveniently located directly across the street from the District Court in downtown Rockville. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 301-609-0345 or use our online contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. You can also contact us by email at: [email protected]