Maryland Criminal Law Firm
Few things in life can have a greater impact on you than being accused of a crime. Not only is the experience itself stressful, but the impact of a criminal conviction could be life-altering. One mistake or case of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, could damage family relationships, affect your job, and jeopardize your future.
What many people fail to realize is that an arrest is simply the first step in the legal process. If you have been arrested or suspected of a crime, the other side must still prove their case and you are afforded a long list of rights under the law. One of those rights includes being able to use the services of a criminal defense attorney to protect your interests.
If you have been accused of a crime anywhere in Maryland or the District of Columbia, Jonathan Fellner, Attorney at Law, is committed to protecting your rights and freedom. Jonathan has the experience and skills necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in even the most complex criminal matters. Time is of the essence in a criminal case, so it’s important that you call our office as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Maryland Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
Being convicted of a violent crime will have a sure and swift impact on your future. If you’ve been accused of a violent offense, the penalties can be even worse if you attempt to navigate this experience alone or with the assistance of an inexperienced representative. Only a qualified and assertive Maryland criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and safeguard your freedom in these cases. Some of the violent crimes that attorney Jonathan Fellner takes on include:
- First and Second-degree Assault
- Weapons Charges
Maryland Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
The general public is taking a stronger stance against any sort of sex crime, which is fueling increased scrutiny of these cases by authorities. Being accused of a sex crime can have catastrophic consequences for the accused since many are now considered “guilty” by the court of public opinion without being given the opportunity to prove their innocence through due process. If you’ve been arrested for a sex crime in Maryland such as prostitution or sexual assault, the more quickly you address the matter through an experienced Maryland sex crime defense attorney, the better your chances of maintaining your freedom, preserving your reputation and securing a favorable case outcome.
Maryland Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
When there is trouble between two adults in a relationship, the law can become involved whether invited into the situation or not. Maryland’s marital privilege law allows a spouse to invoke their right not to testify against the other in a criminal case. Unfortunately, the state can still choose to pursue charges of domestic violence even when marital privilege is invoked. When you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you will need the help of an assertive and experienced Maryland domestic violence defense attorney. Some of these crimes can have stiff penalties that range from 90 days to as much as 25 years in jail. Attorney Jonathan Fellner helps clients who are accused of:
- First and Second-degree Assault
- Electronic and Telephone Misuse
- Violation of a Protection or Peace Order
Maryland DUI Defense Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need a Maryland DUI defense attorney to defend your rights. Despite this being a common charge, the penalties for DUI/DWI can be devastating for even first-time offenders. Just one conviction can limit your ability to drive, get a job, and even find a place to live. Attorney Jonathan Fellner understands this state’s DUI system and will explain both your rights and options depending on the circumstances of your case.
Maryland Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
Drug crimes are taken seriously in Maryland, so even a minor possession charge could carry heavy consequences such as expensive fines and even jail time. Whether you are a first-time offender or have had difficulty in the past, it is in your best interests to speak with a qualified Maryland drug crimes attorney who can argue for the preservation of your rights and freedom. In some cases, you may be eligible for a diversion program that could remove a conviction and eventually erase the records of your arrest. These arrangements aren’t automatic, and Jonathan Fellner has years of experience advocating for his client’s admission to these programs.
Maryland Traffic Offense Lawyer
Traffic offenses may seem minor in the grand scheme, but even a minor traffic offense in Maryland could bring a charge of reckless endangerment. By law, these are considered criminal offenses and could carry severe penalties such as monetary fines, possible jail time, and even license suspension for multiple violations. Attorney Jonathan Fellner will aggressively defend your right to fair treatment under the law, often getting charges reduced or dismissed depending on the case.
Maryland Juvenile Defense Lawyer
When a juvenile is accused of a crime in Maryland, it can not only impact their future, but the event also affects the entire family. These are stressful situations, particularly in cases where a youth is arrested for serious crimes such as theft, assault, or drug charges. Whether your child was wrongly accused or made a terrible mistake, contact attorney Jonathan Fellner immediately to discuss your case. Jonathan has years of experience advocating for juveniles that have been charged with some of the most serious crimes so that his client’s families can move forward with their lives.
Hire an Experienced Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jonathan Fellner provides his clients with aggressive and effective criminal defense representation for state and federal felony and misdemeanor charges throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. Jonathan has been practicing criminal law for more than 20 years and his time in the Washington area has allowed him to forge the valuable relationships that often make a difference in the outcome of his client’s cases.
If you have been accused of a crime, you need a knowledgeable, effective, and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will be your best legal advocate. Even if you have received a conviction, we can provide appellate court services to try to overturn your conviction. Jonathan understands what is at stake for his clients and will work tirelessly to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Contact our office today at ((301) 602-0835 or online to schedule a free consultation.
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