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Seek Zealous Defense Counsel From Trevillian Law

At Trevillian Law, you will find the dedicated criminal law representation that you need after being charged with a crime. We are a locally operated law firm with more than 30 years of history in Severn. Our attorneys vigorously and confidently represent clients in the local court system. Their knowledge and familiarity with the courts and personnel ensure that each of our clients receives a strong defense with the right steps taken, no matter how severe the charges are.

If you or someone you know needs to speak with a criminal law attorney, reach out to our office today for a free consultation.

How To Find A Criminal Lawyer In Severn

When you need a lawyer to represent you in criminal court, you don’t want to choose the first option you find. Rather, you should research each option and reach out to them directly if they allow free consultations. You’ll want to look at attorneys who have experience in cases similar to yours so that they will know the proper way to proceed. You’ll also want to look for a lawyer with a solid reputation. Try finding a criminal attorney who has testimonials or who will provide references from past clients.

Why Choose Trevillian Law?

As local attorneys, our team focuses on a range of areas of criminal law and brings a level of knowledge to each case that isn’t always found at other general law firms. No matter how small or significant the charge is, each one of our clients receives professional representation and the personalized attention they deserve in their time of need.

With our defense firm on your side, your case will benefit from:

  • Our experienced and proven team
  • A local criminal law firm with lawyers who know the courts
  • Free consultations
  • Dedicated attorneys on your side

Your situation may be unique, but with our attorneys’ vast experience and years in court, they have likely helped many clients in similar situations. You can entrust your case to us with reassurance.

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Our Criminal Law Case Experience

A criminal attorney at law should be well versed in various charges clients may face, the severity of sentencing and penalties, and the proper tactics and steps for the best defense strategy. Choosing a firm with lawyers who pledge to represent you but lack experience in your local court system could be disastrous for your record. Our team’s case experience in this region includes criminal charges including:

  • Theft
  • Arson
  • Assault and battery charges
  • Violation of probation
  • Telephone misuse
  • Harassment
  • Traffic violations, including hit-and-run (leaving the scene)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI), and suspended licenses
  • Drug possession or distribution
  • Sex offenses
  • Violation of protective or peace orders

Whatever criminal charges you’re facing, our attorneys will ensure that your rights are respected while preparing your defense.

Common Criminal Charges And Penalties

Criminal law charges are nothing to take lightly, no matter how minor they seem. Even a traffic violation can have consequences that will follow you around for years, which is why it’s critical you retain the services of experienced attorneys like those on our team.

Some typical criminal charges that we see in this area and their potential penalties include those described below.

Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

There are various classifications for DUI charges. If it’s a first offense, maximum penalties can include up to a year in jail, fines of up to $1,000 and the suspension of your license.


Assault is classified as either a first- or second-degree offense. Sentencing will depend on the severity of the injury, regardless of whether a hate crime is attached to the charges or whether a weapon was used. The maximum penalty for a first-degree assault is 25 years in prison.

Theft And Burglary

Burglary and felony theft – which can include identity theft, white collar crimes, grand theft, fraud and conspiracy – can carry penalties as high as a $25,000 fine and 25 years in prison. The value of the stolen property will be considered in sentencing, and conviction will require restitution, too.

Sex Crimes

There is a long list of possible sex crimes, such as rape, sexual assault, attempted rape, sexual abuse of minors and more. Penalties will depend on the offense, but some of the most severe include jail time without parole and registry on the sex offender list. Inclusion on the sex crime offender registry can limit job and housing opportunities.

Common Questions About Criminal Defense

Bring us your concerns such as the following and we will personalize answers to suit your needs.

Does a person have to speak to the police after being arrested for a crime?

In the United States, including Maryland, individuals who are arrested have the right to remain silent. This right is protected by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which aims to prevent self-incrimination. Upon arrest, law enforcement officers are required to inform the individual of their Miranda rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If a person chooses to invoke these rights, they should do so clearly and unequivocally. It is important to note that anything a person says to the police can be used against them in a court of law. Therefore, it is commonly advised that individuals refrain from speaking to the police without the presence and advice of their lawyer.

What is an arraignment?

An arraignment is a formal court proceeding in the criminal justice process. During an arraignment in Maryland, the defendant is officially informed of the charges against them. The defendant is also asked to enter a plea to the charges, which can be “guilty,” “not guilty,” or, in some cases, “nolo contendere” (no contest). Additionally, the arraignment serves as an opportunity for the judge to address matters such as bail/bond, the appointment of legal counsel for those who cannot afford a private attorney, and the scheduling of future court dates. It’s important for defendants to understand that an arraignment is a critical step in the criminal process, and they should have legal representation to advise them on how to proceed.

We Will Look Out For Your Best Interests After An Arrest

Our criminal law attorneys at Trevillian Law in Severn understand that facing charges for a criminal offense is a trying time filled with a lot of uncertainty. While you may feel alone, our team will be dedicated to being on your side and educating you about your legal rights, options and possible best courses of action.

Our lawyers are here to provide you with experienced guidance, and they will keep you fully informed at each step in the criminal defense process. Contact our team via email or by calling 410-609-9987 for a free criminal defense consultation today.