Criminal Defense Services in Ocean City
The threatening implications of criminal charges can be distressing. They can extend beyond the immediate legal repercussions, affecting all aspects of your life. Your reputation may be tarnished both personally and professionally; you could have future difficulty finding employment or lose the professional license upon which your career depends.
The legal process can be lengthy and costly, adding to financial strain. Uncertainty about your future can be emotionally stressful. If convicted, your freedom may be at stake, or you may be subjected to a restricted lifestyle. All of this can impact your livelihood, your family, and your psychological stability.
At such a difficult time, putting your case into the care of an experienced and proven criminal defense lawyer is the best action you can take against all these repercussions.
At the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, you can turn to a legal team with demonstrated competence in this field. Our attorneys have comprehensive knowledge and the skills you need to seek optimum results.
With 50 years of shared criminal defense experience among our attorneys, our firm was built on serving your needs first and foremost. We provide one-on-one representation in which your legal rights and best interests will be pursued with rigorous case preparation, unwavering advocacy, and a commitment to legal excellence.
Reach us via our contact form or call (410) 862-0351 to request a free initial consultation about your case with our criminal defense attorneys.
The Value of Proven Criminal Defense Representation
Securing a competent and experienced criminal defense lawyer is crucial when navigating this country's complex and often overwhelming criminal justice system. An adept defense attorney helps protect your rights and strives to ensure a fair and just outcome.
At the Law Offices of Murphy & Price, we bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in state, federal, and military courts. Our experienced team diligently works to develop a comprehensive defense strategy tailored to your unique situation, aiming to minimize or prevent potential penalties and safeguard your future.
What Should I Do If The Police Arrest Me?
Most importantly assert your rights to remain silent and to obtain counsel. New Supreme Court rulings as well as aggressive police tactics make it essential that you not speak to the police (or any agent of the state or federal government) without counsel present. Many high profile cases including the case of Martha Stewart were decided not on evidence of the crime the police were investigating to begin with, but on inaccurate statements made by Ms. Stewart in her interviews with the police. This underscores the importance of remaining silent, even if you feel you are completely innocent of the crimes of which you are accused.
Won’t The Police Think I Am Guilty If I Ask For A Lawyer?
This is a classic myth perpetuated by the law enforcement community. The truth is that the police already think you are guilty and they are looking for a way to confirm that. They won’t think you are MORE guilty if you ask for a lawyer, just MORE intelligent than the average suspect. Even if by some chance the particular officer thinks your assertion of right to counsel confirms your guilt, you won’t give him the chance to find evidence in your statements to corroborate his claims.
What Should I Do If The Police Search My Home And Take My Computers, Belongings, Cash, Etc?
First, ask to see the search warrant. If the police have a warrant, there won’t be much you can do to prevent them from searching your home and from seizing items that are set out in the warrant. Also, any evidence of crime that is openly visible to the police, but not in the warrant itself may be seized. Make no statements to the police. Assert your right to remain silent and your right to counsel no matter what they try to ask you during the search. The warrant may be able to be challenged later by a competent defense counsel, but your statements will prevent another challenge.
Our Criminal Defense Services
Our practice includes federal, state, and military cases of all types of criminal investigations, arrests, and charges. We can handle your case from the moment you are accused of a crime and become the target of a law enforcement investigation. Bringing in one of our attorneys as soon as possible is highly recommended, as it may positively impact the charges you face.
State Criminal Practice
We handle the following state misdemeanors, felonies, and hearings:
Our state practice service area extends across Maryland with emphasis on clients living or doing business in nearby counties and cities and on the Eastern Shore:
- Anne Arundel County courthouses in Annapolis
- Baltimore County courthouses in Catonsville, Towson, Essex, and Owings Mills
- Baltimore City courthouses at Patapsco Avenue, North Avenue, and Wabash Avenue
- Howard County courthouses in Ellicott City
- Prince George’s County courthouses in Upper Marlboro and Hyattsville
- Montgomery County courthouses in Silver Spring and Rockville
- Queen Anne’s County courthouses in Centreville
- Talbot County courthouses in Easton
- Caroline County courthouses in Denton
- Worcester County courthouses in Snow Hill and Ocean City