Fighting for the Criminally Accused
Being charged with a crime is undoubtedly one of the most stressful and fear-inducing experiences a person can go through. While the government and prosecutors seek to build as strong a case as possible against you, you need to pursue high-quality criminal defense representation.
The other side may have vast resources and extensive power, but so does Ashcraft & Gerel. Our criminal defense attorneys in Landover have been protecting the rights of the criminally accused for over 65 years. We are confident that we can build a strong case on your behalf to help you avoid overreaching penalties and ensure that your side of the story is told.
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You Deserve Aggressive Representation
If you are worried about losing your freedom, your family, your friends, your job, and everything else you have worked so hard to achieve, rest assured that Ashcraft & Gerel is here to help. You have a lot on your plate right now – we want to ease your burden.
Our Landover criminal defense lawyers can defend you against a variety of charges, including both misdemeanors and felonies. We understand how much you have at stake and are ready to start fighting for you right away.
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DUI & Traffic Offenses
A DUI – driving under the influence – is a serious traffic violation that can cost you your license and result in significant fines or even jail time. Ashcraft & Gerel offers comprehensive DUI defense services to help you avoid all the hardships associated with a DUI conviction.
In addition to DUI cases, we also handle traffic offenses including driving on a suspended license and driving without a license. The bottom line is that serious traffic offenses lead to serious consequences. The prosecution will do everything in its power to see that you pay heavily – we are here to check their power and ensure that your rights are not violated along the way.
When we take on a DUI/DWI or traffic offense case, we take the time to carefully review the incident and examine all the relevant factors.
We may investigate:
- The legality of the traffic stop
- The validity of the breath, blood, or urine test results
- The law enforcement officer(s) who stopped you
Our Landover DUI defense attorneys have extensive experience representing clients at hearings before the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and the Washington DC Department of Motor Vehicles. We are prepared to address both the administrative and criminal penalties you face.
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Though misdemeanors may not be as severe as felonies, it is still important to take misdemeanor charges seriously. You should still make every effort to protect your rights and defend yourself effectively by retaining a trusted criminal defense attorney in Landover. Even just a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can have a huge impact on your career, your personal relationships, and your future in general.
We can defend you against misdemeanor charges such as:
- Drug possession
- Petty theft
- Simple assault
- Certain firearm charges
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A felony is the most serious type of criminal charge you can face. The right criminal defense attorney can help you avoid the harsh penalties that accompany felony convictions.
Let us fight to protect you from:
- Long prison sentences
- Hefty fines
- Probation and parole
- Loss of rights such as the right to vote or the right to own a firearm
- Losing certain government benefits
The police and the government generally spare no expense when prosecuting felony offenses. If you have found yourself facing felony charges, you should consult with a trusted Landover criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Ashcraft & Gerel can defend you against felony charges such as:
- Drug distribution or trafficking
- Aggravated assault
- Grand theft larceny
- Sexual assault
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If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, we want to hear from you. We have experience representing clients at every stage of the criminal justice system, from the initial investigations to the appeals process after a sentence has been passed down.
Our goal is to advise you appropriately after carefully assessing your situation. If necessary, we can help you turn yourself in to protect you from an embarrassing and potentially damaging arrest warrant. We can also represent you during an initial bond hearing so that you can return home while awaiting trial. At Ashcraft & Gerel, we have a tight-knit network of experts who can help us craft your defense. With our firm on your side, you will be positioned for success from the very beginning.