Westminster is a city located in northern Maryland with a population of 18,590 according to the 2010 census. Located in the geographic center of Carroll County, Westminster is conveniently located 35 miles northwest of Baltimore, 32 miles east of Frederick, and 56 miles north of Washington D.C.
Downtown Westminster is home to a variety of community events including the FallFest, the Flower & Jazz Festival and Art in the Park, as well as the town's parades such as the annual Memorial Day parade and the McDaniel Homecoming. Whether you live in town or were visiting the Carroll Arts Center, or one of the town's art galleries, or if you were attending any of the numerous concerts that are featured throughout the year, it's not that uncommon to get arrested for DUI while on your way home from one of the city's restaurants featuring live music, or to be arrested for domestic abuse after getting into an argument with your husband or wife in the town of Westminster.
Have you recently been arrested for a crime in or near Westminster? Or, are you currently the target of a pre-file investigation? Is law enforcement calling you into questioning and gathering information and building a case against you? When you are the target of a criminal investigation, you have no other choice but to lawyer up.
At the Law Offices of John R. Discavage, we are here to defend your legal rights against the harsh criminal justice system. It's important for you to understand that not only do you have rights, but even if you are innocent, you could still be convicted of something you didn't do, that's just the way it is. While law enforcement may try hard to get the right guy, sometimes who they "think" is the right person is entirely wrong. Unfortunately, detectives have the habit of getting into long and drawn out interrogations where they coerce innocent people to make a false confession. False confessions are a real and present threat and a problem plaguing the criminal justice system. For this and many other reasons, it's important to secure a powerful and tenacious Westminster criminal defense attorney such as attorney John Discavage.
Our founding attorney John Discavage is a native of the Maryland/Washington D.C. area. He earned his juris doctorate (law degree) from the University of Dayton School of Law. While attending law school he worked with the Federal Public Defender's Office and for several respectable law firms in Washington D.C. As a practicing attorney with over 15 years legal experience, attorney Discavage has personally handled thousands of cases in before judges and juries across the state of Maryland. When he isn't defending the rights of the criminally accused, he can be found advising and educating local law enforcement agencies and participating in educational seminars and trial advocacy courses on a regular basis.
This experience as a prosecutor and working in the Federal Public Defender's Office has given attorney Discavage excellent insight into the inner workings of the Maryland criminal justice system. He is well-versed in local state and federal laws and knows how to use the system and these laws to his clients' advantage at all times, which is exactly what you need when you choose a defense attorney. When selecting an attorney, you need to do so wisely because your lawyer's skill and legal abilities can impact the entire outcome of your case. This is why you don't want to choose an overburdened public defender or someone who is fresh out of law school and still getting over the learning curve.
Our firm handles various misdemeanor and felony offenses ranging from a misdemeanor DUI/DWI, to assault to domestic abuse. If you were arrested for a theft crime such as shoplifting, or auto theft, burglary or robbery, we can help you as well. We also handle protective order violations, probation violations and MVA hearings. If you were charged with resisting arrest or committing a serious violent crime such as manslaughter or murder, we know there are always two sides of every story and we are here to defend you.
We also represent juveniles who have been arrested for a crime such as rape, auto theft, purchasing alcohol, selling drugs, or drunk driving, and we assist clients who have been caught driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Whatever charges you are currently facing in Westminster, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of John R. Discavage at once to discuss how we would tailor a defense strategy to combat the charges you are presently facing!