At Law Offices of John R. Discavage, PA, we have an established record in the legal community as a high quality defense law firm. Our lead attorney formerly served as an Assistant State's Attorney and has exceptional trial experience and abilities. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has the experience you need to protect your interests and rights.
In cases of felony charges, it is not enough to know the law; your defense attorney must have the skills to present a case to the jury that has the best chance of resulting in a positive outcome.
If you are charged with assault, the repercussions of a conviction can be very serious. Depending upon the level of the charge, you could be facing extensive jail or prison time, as well as a permanently damaged criminal record.
The laws in Maryland are very strict with regard to accidents involving watercraft, particularly if any injuries have taken place. If you are charged with a BUI offense, it is advised that you act quickly in retaining a qualified attorney from our firm to review your situation and determine how to best defend you.
An accusation of domestic abuse is a serious legal issue that if not handled quickly and with discretion, can permanently affect your personal and business reputation. If you are facing charges of domestic abuse, it is critical that you act quickly and determine how to best defend against the charges.
DUI / DWI
If you are facing charges of a 1st time DWI or have multiple DWI convictions and are facing another charge, you are facing serious consequences legally. Every aspect of your charges and how to address the DUI process is crucial if you are hoping to avoid a conviction.
Charges of disorderly conduct are often a "catch-all" for law enforcement when they want to file charges and this is the only opportunity they have. Although the charges may seem minor, in fact, a conviction can have serious repercussions.
Whether you are facing drug crime charges involving possession, distribution, use, manufacturing or sale, in Maryland you are facing severe consequences in a conviction. The first and most critical step is to engage the services of a highly qualified Frederick criminal defense lawyer.
Many Frederick residents have had a conviction in the past that continues to affect their ability to get a job or can be found by any person who does a background check. You have the opportunity to clear your criminal record, and our firm can help.
Felony crimes such as violent crimes, theft crimes, or drug crimes all have penalties of at least one year in state prison, and in many cases, much longer. When facing any felony accusation, you owe it to yourself and to your family to seek out the best chance of a favorable case outcome.
Young people can find themselves facing criminal charges that could affect their lives forever if they are convicted. We believe that young people deserve a second chance and are here to assist in fighting for their defense, and in protecting their future opportunities.
There are a wide range of misdemeanor crimes that may appear minor, but in fact, could lead to up to a year in jail in a conviction. These include DWI, disorderly conduct, vandalism, shoplifting and others.
When you have been arrested and charged with DWI, you will automatically have your license suspended unless you move quickly to defend against it at an MVA hearing. It is important to act at once if you hope to avoid license suspension.
A murder charge is one of the most serious of all criminal offenses, with very severe penalties in a conviction, including the potential of the death penalty in first degree murder with specific evidence and a voluntary confession . If you or a family member is accused of this crime, fast, effective defense actions must be undertaken immediately.
A manslaughter conviction has the potential for leading to up to 10 years in state prison. If you are facing charges of manslaughter, either by vehicle, vessel, either voluntary or involuntary, you need to ensure that you have engaged the services of a highly experienced trial lawyer.
If you are accused of a probation violation, or were picked up while on parole, you face the possibility of having to serve the entire sentence you avoided when you were given probation as part of your punishment, with added time for the violation. This serious legal problem should be addressed immediately, whether it is based upon an administrative error or due to being picked up for another offense.
Peace orders and protective orders can be a difficult and serious legal problem that can result in severe ramifications for those who are facing accusations of abuse. How these legal matters are addressed can greatly impact the final outcome, both in negotiations and at trial.
When law enforcement attempts an arrest, they can add charges of resisting arrest at the slightest provocation. These charges can add to an already serious legal situation. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime and resisting arrest, something can be done about it.
Suspended or Revoked License
Do you have a driver's license legal issue involving a suspended or revoked license? There are options that can be engaged upon to help you resolve this issue, and your personal situation should be reviewed at once to identify the best possible handling of this problem.
There are many levels of criminal charges involving theft, including burglary, robbery and shoplifting. If you or a loved one has been accused of any theft crime, you should act quickly and get a criminal lawyer that has a proven record in court.
State lawmakers have sentencing guidelines that are particularly harsh with regard to offenses involving the use of weapons, especially firearms. If you are accused of a weapons offense, whether illegal possession, sale, transportation or use of a firearm, we can help.
We are committed to our clients and their future. We are prepared to review your case to advise you how we will take immediate action for your defense. Contact a Frederick criminal defense attorney from Law Offices of John R. Discavage, PA if you are seeking high quality, aggressive legal counsel for your defense.