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Misdemeanors and Felonies

Aggressive Maryland Advocates Battle Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Proven law firm in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville assists defendants

When you are arrested, government authorities work immediately to compromise your rights and build a case against you. Though each accused American has fundamental constitutional rights, it takes a dedicated criminal defense lawyer to enforce them effectively. At Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C., we battle on behalf of Maryland clients from offices in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville. We understand the law behind felony and misdemeanor charges and use the knowledge we’ve gained through decades of practice to mount a comprehensive defense for our clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we offer the skill and determination you deserve when you’ve been accused of a crime.

Dedicated Frederick attorneys represent clients facing felony prosecutions

Felony charges are serious matters that can result in long prison terms. We are not intimidated by these cases and deliver forceful, intelligent advocacy in all types of felony matters, including those relating to:

  • Homicide — Charges of murder and manslaughter are vigorously litigated by prosecutors. We have the background and ability to wage a similarly vigorous defense as we pursue justice for our clients.
  • Sex crimes — Our skillful litigators know how to handle complicated issues of consent and evidence that these matters often hinge on.
  • Robbery — If you have been accused of robbery or another violent crime, we will work to disprove false statements and misleading evidence.

Our Frederick criminal defense lawyers can evaluate your case promptly and honestly, so you can determine whether to seek a trial or attempt to reach a fair plea agreement.

Knowledgeable lawyers advise on various misdemeanor allegations

In Maryland, if you’re convicted of a misdemeanor, you could face fines and incarceration of up to year. Furthermore, the conviction will go on your record, potentially limiting your ability to get the home or job that you want. Our firm represents clients against a full range of misdemeanor charges, including:

  • Assault — Many times, arresting officers do not fully understand the circumstances surrounding an alleged assault. Our lawyers ensure that key information is brought to the attention of prosecutors and the court.
  • Theft — If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, we will advocate vigorously for appropriate charging and the exclusion of evidence that was collected illegally.
  • DUI/DWI — We take strong action on behalf of motorists charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while impaired. Our background in this area enables us to spot problems with faulty tests and improper police procedures to challenge law enforcement’s case against you.

In every case we handle, we are committed to protecting our clients’ rights, which includes their ability to confront their accusers and receive a fair trial. We won’t rest until we’ve secured the best possible outcome under the circumstances of your case.

Contact a skillful Maryland criminal defense attorney handling felony and misdemeanor charges

Haspel, McLeod & Drawbaugh, P.C. represents clients throughout Frederick, Washington, Montgomery and Howard counties in all types of criminal defense litigation. Please call 301-631-0592 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our offices, located in Frederick, Hagerstown and Rockville.

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Office Locations
  • Frederick Office
    141 West Patrick Street
    First Floor
    Frederick, Maryland 21701
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
  • Rockville Office
    51 Monroe Street
    Suite 507
    Rockville, Maryland 20850
    Phone: 301-424-8841
    Fax: 301-424-0569
  • Hagerstown Office
    112 North Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    Phone: 301-631-0592
    Fax: 301-631-0595
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