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Leonardtown Maryland Criminal Lawyer

Getting arrested and charged with a crime can turn your life upside down in a moment. The police can take you to jail and make you stay there until one of your family members or friends posts bail for you; they can even keep you there until your trial, if the judge thinks that there is a reason to do so. You might even be afraid to ask questions because you know that anything you say can and will be used against you. The sooner you contact a criminal defense lawyer, the sooner things can start to get better. Only a small portion of criminal cases end up going to trial. Your lawyer might be able to get your charges reduced through a plea deal, or even get the charges dropped. Once you contact a Leonardtown Maryland criminal attorney, you are on the way to resolving your legal problems.

Leonardtown Maryland Criminal Lawyer

The Law Office of Robert R. Castro in Waldorf, Maryland, takes on criminal defense cases, as well as several other practice areas of law. Your Leonardtown, Maryland criminal lawyer can help you build the best possible defense strategy in your case. It is true that the court will appoint an attorney from the public defender’s office for any defendant in a criminal case who does not hire their own lawyer, but your chances of avoiding a conviction or a prison sentence are much better if you choose your own criminal lawyer in Leonardtown Maryland.

These are some of the criminal offenses against which the criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Robert R. Castro can defend you:

  • DUI or DWI
  • Traffic offenses that carry criminal penalties, such as reckless driving
  • Drug crimes such as possession, possession with intent to deliver, paraphernalia, or drug trafficking
  • Financial crimes such as fraud, identity theft, and money laundering
  • Sex crimes that would require you to register as a sex offender if convicted
  • Theft crimes, such as larceny, robbery, and burglary
  • Violent crimes, such as assault, battery, and aggravated assault

You might have learned about the constitutional rights of defendants in criminal cases when you took civics class in high school, but criminal procedure law is a lot more complex than most people realize. The prosecution might be running roughshod over your rights and hoping that you do not notice. For example, the prosecution must disclose to you every piece of information they find that can help your defense, and the lawyers on both sides must get the judge’s approval about all the evidence they will present at trial. Jury selection is another part of the process where your lawyer can help your case by advocating for you.

The Law Office of Robert R. Castro represents defendants in misdemeanor and felony cases in Leonardtown and throughout St. Mary’s County and southern Maryland.  The Law Office of Robert R. Castro is located at 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  You can also call us (301)705-5137 or contact us online.