Brunswick, Maryland is a city located in Frederick County, Maryland. Back in 1787 the town was given the name "Berlin" since a number of Germans had settled in the area; however, the name Berlin couldn't be used for mail since there was already another town named Berlin located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, so the post office changed Berlin to Barry and by April 18th, 1890, the town was officially named Brunswick.
Today, Brunswick is home to nearly 6,000 people; the city hosts an annual event known as "Railroad Days" on the first week of October, as well as the annual Veterans Day Parade in November, the Potomac River Festival and Race, Arts In The Parks, and various other city and museum events. Whether you're a local resident or visiting the historic downtown, one of the city's antique stores, cafés or restaurants, there is plenty to enjoy in Brunswick and ample opportunity to get arrested for breaking any one of the state laws such as DUI, assault, domestic abuse, or an offense relating to drug charges.
Regardless of the size or simplicity of a town or county, people get arrested in America every single day. Since there are so many different types of behaviors that are criminalized, it's not all that difficult to get caught up with the wrong people or the wrong side of the law, even in a town like Brunswick. At The Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A., we handle many different types of criminal matters ranging from assault, to domestic abuse, to serious felony crimes including murder.
Believe it or not, good, hardworking people get arrested all the time, and just because you're facing criminal charges, it doesn't mean you're a bad person. You would be surprised at how many people are arrested for BUI, DUI/DWI, domestic abuse, or things such as resisting arrest or violating a protective order. The problem is, regardless of someone's intentions, a conviction for any crime can carry harsh, negative consequences. For this reason, we are here to defend you every step of the way. We are well-aware of the types of consequences you face upon conviction, any of which may include: jail or prison sentencing, thousands of dollars in fines, community service, victim restitution, driver's license suspension, probation or parole, and more.
Most people cannot afford a criminal conviction, especially since the impact of a criminal record has far-reaching consequences. A criminal record can bar you from getting the job you want, it can bar you from getting the home or apartment you want, and it can bar you from obtaining certain education loans and professional licenses. In effect, even a mark for a misdemeanor DUI or a petty theft crime can ruin one's career since most employers in this job market prefer to hire the applicant without a criminal history when given the choice.
When facing criminal charges, it's important to choose your defense attorney wisely because your future hinges on your defense attorney's level of skill and persuasive abilities. Our lead attorney, John Discavage was born and raised in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area, and he earned his juris doctorate 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 law firms in Washington D.C. Upon graduating law school he accepted a position as a Maryland Assistant State's Attorney where he was a prosecutor.
As a former prosecutor, turned criminal defense attorney, he has a unique advantage because he knows exactly how the state prosecutes criminal cases, and he always uses this knowledge to the advantage of his clients, especially when negotiating plea bargains and reduced sentencing. With thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases under his belt and with over 15 years of legal experience in Maryland, attorney Discavage has the knowledge and experience you need to provide you with a powerful and hard-hitting defense.
As a person facing criminal charges, it's vital that you exercise your legal right to remain silent and your right to legal counsel. While the criminal justice system may be good, there is plenty of room for the police to have misguided judgments and beliefs about you and what happened. There are too many incidences of coerced and false confessions, as well as cases where juries convict someone based on circumstantial evidence alone. Because of this, men and women are sentenced to prison for crimes they didn't commit every year, and not everybody gets the opportunity to be released as some do years later when new DNA evidence exonerates them. Some innocent people have their appeals denied, or they die in prison waiting to have justice served only for that day to never come.
At our firm, we believe that our clients are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and no matter how serious your charges are, we urge you to contact Brunswick criminal defense attorney John R. Discavage to schedule a free, confidential consultation with him. He is fully committed to upholding your rights in the criminal justice system and tirelessly dedicated to getting you reduced, if not dropped charges. When your fate is in the hands of the prosecution, you can't afford to hire a weak or apathetic defense attorney who can't commit themselves to helping you in every way that they can.