Call 443-701-4525 for Maryland Trial Attorney Jim Crawford, Esq.
A preliminary hearing is a "tool," so to speak, that a person charged with a crime can use to show that his or her case doesn't belong in the circuit court as a felony. In other words, it's a procedural safeguard to make sure the police and the prosecutors aren't going after someone for some insidious reason.
It's very important that a defendant request a preliminary hearing right away - if not requested within 10 days, you will lose your ability to have one at all. You can always waive the hearing later, but it's good to have in your back pocket if you need it.
Preliminary Hearing Legal Help in Baltimore and throughout Maryland
I have handled preliminary hearings and defended clients against felony charges since 1992. I can give you the knowledgeable and aggressive defense that you need. I am a lawyer in court almost every working day of my life, usually multiple times per day, and I've helped thousands of clients and have handled thousands of hearings and trials.
How to Contact Me
I offer free consultations, accept credit cards, and use language interpreters when necessary. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and operate four offices: Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air.
Call 443-701-4525 or send me an e-mail to get started.