Hagerstown is located in Washington County, Maryland, and by all means is the largest city in Western Maryland. As of the 2010 census, Hagerstown was home to nearly 40,000 men, women and children. Despite the town's semi-rural setting, Hagerstown is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in Maryland and it is among the fastest growing areas in the United States. Nicknamed the "Hub City," it is primarily an industrial community, with the city's economy relying heavily on manufacturing, particularly the manufacturing of automobiles, trucks, aircrafts, textiles and furniture.
Whether you're a local resident who works for AeroSys Inc., Sealy, Volvo Powertrain, Citigroup, Kellogg Co., Maryland Paper, or Bowman Development, or if you are a visitor who was arrested while passing through this manufacturing town, you are going to need the assistance of an aggressive Hagerstown criminal defense attorney to defend you against any and all criminal charges if you want to have a chance at reaching a positive outcome in your criminal case.
At the Law Office of John R. Discavage, PA, our firm is entirely devoted to helping good people caught in bad situations. You would be surprised at just how many upstanding citizens get arrested for common crimes such as domestic abuse or DUI/DWI, resisting arrest and violating protective orders. Whether such arrests were traced back to a bar fight, or a brawl between man and wife, the criminal consequences of an arrest for assault or domestic violence can be absolutely devastating for the criminally accused.
What many people don't realize is that even refusing something such as a chemical test (blood, breath, or urine) can result in an automatic driver's license suspension, and driving on a suspended or revoked license is a serious matter that can incur additional fines, license suspension and even jail time. A minor slip of the mind or small probation violation can be handled very harshly and send the defendant on a one-way trip back to jail, whereas when a juvenile commits a serious violent crime, he or she can be physically removed from their parents' custody and placed in the control of the courts.
Whenever you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Hagerstown, Washington County or Frederick County, it is absolutely vital that you speak with a caring criminal defense attorney who will not only listen to you, but who will provide you with aggressive defense representation that will exceed your expectations and increase the chances of securing your freedom and a brighter future. We want you to know that we know how frightening criminal proceedings are, and how important it is that we give you every opportunity to fight back. We will not simply hold your hand and advise you to plead guilty, instead we will provide you and your family with viable defense strategies and solutions.
Once you have been detained in police custody or arrested, you have every right to remain silent. This critical right is afforded to all U.S. citizens under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Under the Sixth Amendment you have the right to counsel, and you are to be advised of your Miranda rights, otherwise known as the Miranda warning. What's more, under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, you are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures. Under the Fourth Amendment, people have the right to be secure in their persons, homes, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. If it can be found that you were the subject of an unlawful search and seizure, our firm may be able to get any evidence obtained against you suppressed.
When your legal rights, your future and your liberty are at stake, you need the best lawyer you can find. Attorney John Discavage earned his juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. While in law school he worked with the Federal Public Defender's Office and for a number of law firms in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating law school, he accepted a position as a Maryland Assistant State's Attorney where he prosecuted criminal cases. Since beginning his legal career, he has personally handled thousands of cases, he has advised and educated local law enforcement agencies, and participated in multiple education seminars and trial advocacy courses. When your freedom is on the line, you deserve nothing less than a tough and dedicated criminal lawyer fighting hard in your corner for the best possible outcome, and this is exactly the kind of treatment you will get from attorney Discavage.