Criminal Defense Attorneys in Baltimore, MD

Criminal defense is a tradition here at the James E Crawford Jr. & Associates. The attorneys in the firm have more than 45 years of combined experience fighting criminal accusations in Baltimore and throughout the State of Maryland. 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. We fight criminal charges and protect our clients 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.

Jim Crawford 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 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 a local law enforcement agency or an agent with the federal government, then it is extremely important that you retain the services of a highly qualified federal 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 being charged with a crime by the federal government or the state government. The attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates know the unique procedures and nuances to effectively handle your case in a courtroom in federal court or state court.

With offices in Arbutus and Catonsville, our attorneys defend clients throughout Maryland in Baltimore County & City, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Harford County, Frederick County, Washington County, Queen Anne’s County, and Kent County.

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Aggressive & Wise Leadership

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

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

With offices conveniently located in Arbutus and Catonsville, our attorneys 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 the surrounding areas then contact an attorney at the law firm of 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 Tuesday, March 21, 2017.


Arbutus Office
Baltimore Office 1435 Sulphur Spring Rd Arbutus, MD 21227
(443) 709-9999

Cantonsville Office
Catonsville Office 802 Ingleside Ave Catonsville, MD 21228
(443) 840-7895
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