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Criminal Defense

Rockville Criminal Defense Lawyers

Fighting for Arrestees & Defendants Since 1953

Being arrested or finding out that you are the subject of a police investigation can bring about feelings of fear, anxiety, and helplessness. The knowledge that the government is using its power and resources to try to put you behind bars can make you wonder what the future holds.

You may be facing criminal charges and serious penalties, but you have the right to legal counsel. You have constitutional rights that should be upheld, no matter the alleged crime. The Rockville criminal defense attorneys at Ashcraft & Gerel are here to protect your rights and interests. We stand up to overzealous law enforcement officers and prosecutors whose sole focus is to see you convicted. We use our own power and resources to pursue a positive outcome – no matter the circumstances or odds.

Do not wait to involve a competent attorney to defend your rights. Call (301) 231-1937 today.

DUI & DWI Defense in Rockville, MD

DUI (driving under the influence), DWI (driving while intoxicated), and other traffic offenses will threaten your driver’s license and may put you at risk of facing fines, imprisonment, and other severe penalties. Ashcraft & Gerel takes on all types of criminal traffic offenses for clients across the Rockville area of Maryland, representing clients in criminal court proceedings and before the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Your license and freedom are at the forefront of our concerns.

Misdemeanor & Felony Defense Counsel

Criminal acts may be classified as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the severity of penalties that may be imposed upon a defendant if he or she is convicted. While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they may still have life-changing consequences that can affect careers, professional licenses, and one’s freedom. A felony conviction can result in years in prison, heavy fines, and the loss of voting and firearm rights.

Our Rockville criminal defense lawyers take on cases involving all types of misdemeanor or felony drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, and sex crimes, such as:

  • Traffic offenses
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Domestic battery
  • Petty theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Firearms charges
  • Trespassing
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Grand larceny
  • Rape
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual assault
  • Fraud
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempted murder

The government will spare no effort to try to impose maximum penalties if you are facing any misdemeanor or felony charge. Our attorneys fight to minimize all consequences of a charge or conviction, protecting your reputation, your career, and your freedom.

Contact us at (301) 231-1937 to find out how we can mount a powerful defense on your behalf.

Client Testimonials

Our Clients Come First. Always.
  • “You must have been sent by GOD because without your help who knows how this would have turned out for me.”

    - Donald W.
  • “I felt very comfortable and appreciated how she made me feel.”

    - Charles B.
  • “I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend this firm.”

    - A Former Client


And Counting
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
  • Brain Injury Due to Defective Medical Device $16 Million
  • Injuries Caused by Mining Disaster $11 Million
  • Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
  • Injuries Due to Negligent Operation of Train $6.1 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
  • Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
  • Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
  • Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million

Why Choose Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP?

The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Compassionate Representation

    Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.

  • Committed to the Community

    Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.

  • Fearless Advocacy When You Need It

    Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.

  • Respected within the Legal Field

    Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.

  • At the Forefront of Major Litigation

    Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.

  • A Long Legacy of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.