Criminal Trial Attorneys

  Serving the Great State of  Maryland


Criminal defense is a tradition here at the James E Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC. Law Firm.  We have been doing this for a combined 45 years of experience. The result is a  wealth of knowledge and wisdom. We know exactly how you feel when you are being investigated or charged with a crime.

When the State or Federal Government brings forth their “guns and might”, you need a firm like ours to put out the fire. The overwhelming “might and power” that prosecutors use to convict is exactly why we have been called “serious criminal trial lawyers”. We know how to punch back and even the playing field. This is what we do every day….seven days a week.

A Long History of Success in the Criminal Justice System

The attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates have successfully tried cases in just about every state and federal courtroom in Maryland.  Jim Crawford has been toiling the criminal courts for almost 27 years.  He established this firm in 1993 and has trained each of his experienced attorneys to work aggressively on their client’s behalf.  He has is highly regarded by his clients, peers and the judiciary. To obtain a successful result you need a zealous and relentless trial lawyer. We have dedicated ourselves to representing our clients to the utmost of our ability.  James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC. has a reputation as one of  Maryland's most successful criminal defense firms. We focus on criminal law and it pays off. We know what we’re doing and devote every ounce of energy to protecting our clients.

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Prosecutions in the Federal and State Courts in the State of Maryland

If you have been charged or believe you are under investigation by an agency such as the police or the federal government, it is extremely important that you retain the services of a highly qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. In many instances, a prosecution can be avoided or even resolved before an arrest or trial. The quicker we have an understanding of the facts, the easier it is to push your case to the best possible resolution.

It is also important to understand that there are major differences between the federal government and State in how they handle a prosecution. Attorneys at the James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates law firm know the unique procedures and nuances  to effectively handle your case in a courtroom.

We serve clients throughout Maryland such as  Baltimore county & City, Anne Arundel Co., Howard Co., Carroll Co., Montgomery Co., Harford Co., Frederick Co., Washington Co., Queen Anne’s Co., Kent Co., Eastern shore, Western Md.. Federal Courts.

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Aggressive & Wise Leadership

Forensic Techniques

The lawyers at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates use state of the art criminal forensic techniques and experts.

  • Polygraphs
  • Ballistic evidence
  • Interview Techniques
  • Stress test Procedures
  • Forensic DNA

We have the education, training, and experience to provide clients with an aggressive defense that best addresses the unique facts of their case.

If you are facing criminal charges in Maryland and surrounding area's contact an attorney at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates before you talk to the police or anyone else about your case. Call 443-709-9999 for a free initial consultation.

This article was last updated on January 20, 2017.


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James E. Crawford
MORE ABOUT JAMES E. CRAWFORD Mr. Crawford is the founding and managing partner of James Crawford Law, with close to twenty-one years of trial experience in federal and state courts throughout Maryland and beyond. READ MORE
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I had a very bad situation and I thought I was going to jail. The case was complex and not many lawyers understand that my situation. They not only got it done but the result was fantastic! Hats off to Jim and his team. Thank you

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I have to tell you that Jim represented me sometime ago---it was a very serious situation and he totally took care of it. I felt I owed it to him to express my graditude. He is a great lawyer and his office staff is great also!

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