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Aggressively Representing the Criminally Accused

Facing criminal charges can be devastating and fear-inducing to say the least. Whether you are being investigated by police or you have been arrested, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible.

The government and the police have great power when pursuing and prosecuting criminal charges against you – so you need the same powerful, high-quality representation from your criminal defense attorney.

Ashcraft & Gerel offers aggressive representation for Maryland’s criminally accused. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Baltimore can build a solid defense strategy and fight for a positive resolution on your behalf.


DUI & Other Traffic Offenses

Serious traffic citations are criminal in nature – but a skilled criminal defense lawyer can fight to help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with traffic offenses.

We represent clients charged with traffic offenses including:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driving without a license

When we take on a criminal case, we carefully review the alleged incident and make sure your rights were not violated by police, prosecutors, or other parties at any point in the process.

Potential penalties upon conviction include:

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Significant fines
  • Points on your driver’s license

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Though misdemeanor crimes are not as serious as felonies, they should still be taken seriously. Prosecutors work tirelessly to ensure that even misdemeanor crimes are punished and penalized. Being convicted of a misdemeanor could land you in jail and leave you with a criminal record that impacts your ability to get a job and enjoy other freedoms.

Examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Drug possession
  • Petty theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Simple assault
  • Certain firearm charges
  • Trespassing

Ashcraft & Gerel is here to help if you are facing misdemeanor charges. We can explain the procedures ahead, investigate the alleged incident, and aggressively defend you from start to finish.

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Because they are the most serious type of crime, felonies that go to trial are almost always heard by a jury. The penalties for a felony conviction can be life-changing, affecting your life and your freedoms in various ways. You could lose some of your rights, including your right to vote and your right to own a firearm.

In Maryland, felony offenses include:

  • Drug distribution or trafficking
  • Aggravated assault
  • Firearm charges
  • Grand theft larceny
  • Fraud
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Rape, sexual assault, and other sex crimes
  • Murder and homicide

If you have been arrested or charged with a felony crime, you need a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore on your side. Our early involvement in your case can ensure that your rights are not violated along the way.

Our attorneys can:

  • Investigate the scene of the alleged crime
  • Interview witnesses
  • Retain experts who can review aspects of the case such as DNA analysis and fingerprint evidence

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Retain Ashcraft & Gerel

The sooner you have our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys working for you, the better off your case will be. We take great pride in protecting our clients’ rights and in crafting strong, results-driven strategies. Whether you’ve been charged with a simple traffic offense or a serious felony, Ashcraft & Gerel is ready to represent you.