Ballenger Creek, Maryland is located in Frederick County, Maryland, and according to the 2010 census, it has 18,274 local residents. Ballenger Creek has a total area of just 10.8 square miles and is joined by clover Hill and Linganore-Bartonsville. Ballenger Creek is an established urban community, and its continued development is part of the reason for numerous corporate and technology companies within the I-270 Technology corridor. Many residents from neighboring towns commute to Ballenger Creek to work at the various corporate parks that are major contributors to Fredrick County's economy. Whether you are a resident of Ballenger Creek, or if you work in town or were simply passing through and was arrested, you are urged to contact a Ballenger Creek criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of John R. Discavage, PA.
Facing criminal charges can be very stressful, you are probably concerned about what types of fines you might have to pay, whether or not you will be sentenced to jail or prison, and what would happen to your job, or more importantly, the ones you care about back home. There is no question that when you have the watchful eyes of law enforcement and the District Attorney's Office focused on you, you need the best defense representation you can find. Without the help of a true advocate fighting on your behalf, you could slip in between the cracks and have the opposite outcome of what you truly want.
The consequences of a criminal conviction are far-reaching. A conviction can incur thousands of dollars in fines, community service, driver's license suspension, prohibition from owning firearms, jail or prison sentencing, victim restitution, sex offender registration (certain sex crime cases), probation or parole. What's more, a criminal record can bar you from obtaining gainful employment, it can make it so you can't get that apartment or home that you want, and it can prohibit you from getting educational loans and certain professional licenses. Therefore, even one conviction can have lasting consequences for the rest of your life, and you want to avoid this at all costs, especially if you have a family or intend to one day.
Our lead attorney, John R. Discavage is more than your average criminal defense attorney, after earning his juris doctorate (law degree) from the University of Dayton School of Law, he worked as a Maryland Assistant State's Attorney, also, during law school he worked with the Federal Public Defender's Office. This former experience gives him critical insight into how the state handles prosecution and defense.
As a criminal lawyer who opened his own private criminal defense practice to help people in dire circumstances, he sees himself as his clients' last line of defense in an unforgiving criminal justice system. Unlike an overburdened public defender who doesn't have the time or the resources to carefully comb through your case searching for every shred of evidence or lack thereof that may exonerate you, he will take the time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case in order to determine which course of action to take.
Our lead attorney, John R. Discavage has thousands of cases under his belt, and as a lawyer who has prosecuted countless cases and worked in the Federal Public Defender's Office, he has a well-rounded knowledge of state and federal law. We gladly accept a broad range of cases including BUI, DUI/DWI, assault and domestic abuse. We handle cases involving all different types of drug charges such as possession, cultivation, and manufacturing, as well as possessing drug paraphernalia such as syringes, pipes, or roach clips. If your son or daughter was charged with a juvenile offense such as auto theft, burglary, assault, underage DUI, rape, or resisting arrest, we can provide a strong defense on their behalf and seek an alternative to harsh sentencing that would allow them to stay at home with their family where they belong.
We handle both misdemeanor and felony crimes, MVA hearings, expungements and violations of protective orders. If you were caught driving on a suspended or revoked license, we can help you as well. No matter what charges you are currently facing, we want you to know that we are a client-centered law firm that fights back and zealously protects our clients' rights, from the inception of their case to the final court decision. If you were recently arrested or are the target of an investigation, we urge you to contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with attorney Discavage.