Our criminal defense attorneys represent people throughout Baltimore, MD, and the surrounding areas in Catonsville, Annapolis, and Bel Air.
As a “serious trial lawyer” fighting for the rights of the accused since 1992, I have handled almost every type of criminal charge you may face in Maryland, from relatively minor crimes that can result in embarrassment and inconvenience to serious charges that can wreck your life.
Along with the other experienced criminal defense attorneys in the firm, we handle the following types of criminal cases throughout the State of Maryland:
- Sex crimes
- rape and statutory rape
- sexual assault
- child pornography
- prostitution and solicitation
- indecent exposure
- sex abuse of a child
- third-degree and fourth-degree sex offenses
- Computer crimes:
- possession and distribution of child pornography
- chat room offenses
- computer tampering
- identity theft
- piracy and file-sharing
- copyright infringement
- White collar crimes:
- mortgage fraud
- tax evasion
- Theft Crimes
- DWI / DUI / Drunk Driving
- Drug charges:
- Weapons Crimes:
- carrying a dangerous weapon openly with intent to injury
- carrying a concealed dangerous weapon
- carrying a handgun concealed or openly
- transporting a handgun in a vehicle with the purpose of injuring or killing another
- use of a handgun or firearm in the commission of a felony or crime of violence
- Violent crimes:
- assault and battery
- weapons charges
- Family and domestic cases:
- Juvenile cases:
- underage drinking
- other charges faced by people under the age of 18
What is the Different about Your Philosophy as a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
It is my duty to maintain my fundamental belief in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including the Fourth Amendment. It’s the duty of all the lawyers in my office. A person charged with a crime must be given their day in court. This is not lip service. This is forcing the government to prove the person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if the person is, in fact, guilty of a child pornography crime, if the government cannot prove its case, justice is served.
We as a society believe that government prosecutions can be inherently corrupt, meaning there may be individuals in government who prosecute crimes with motives other than simply trying to pursue justice. But nothing but justice should be done.
Historically, people have been charged with crimes even though they aren’t guilty of those crimes, but they are made to look guilty through the efforts of law enforcement. Not forcing the government to jump through hoops proving each and every element of the criminal act not only waters down our justice system but puts a tremendous amount of power in the government’s hands.
I look at each case and “wrap my arms around it,” so to speak, trying to determine the best possible method to represent and defend my client. The old saying that it’s better to have ten guilty people go free rather than one innocent person go to prison is still true today – even in cases of child pornography.
Finding a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maryland
If you are charged with a serious crime, you should not talk to police or anyone else until you obtain criminal law advice from an experienced defense lawyer. You could end up saying something that could damage your case. Contact Me for MD Criminal Defense Legal Help If you face criminal charges, contact me, Maryland criminal defense attorney Jim Crawford, for legal help before you talk to police or anyone else. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I offer a free initial consultation.
If you are facing any type of criminal case in either state or federal court. Talk with James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates as soon as possible. Lawyers here are experienced representing clients facing all types of legal trouble throughout the State of Maryland.
James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 443-709-9999 today!