Criminal Defense Lawyers Howard County, MD
Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
When a person is charged with a crime, they are suddenly forced into facing many new possible consequences such as incarceration, fines, parole and/or probation obligations and limitations. Along with that, the person could end up with a criminal record which can hurt their ability to find employment, housing, loan opportunities, own a firearm, maintain family relationships, and uphold an honorable reputation in Maryland. If you were charged with a criminal offense in Howard County, you need the help of experienced Howard County criminal defense lawyers right away. Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake brings over 50 combined years of legal knowledge to each case we take.
What is a Defense Attorney?
A defense attorney is a legal professional who represents individuals or entities that have been accused of committing a crime or other wrongdoings. A defense attorney's primary goal is to defend their client against the charges carried by the prosecution while ensuring that their rights are protected during the course of the legal process.
Defense attorneys generally handle a wide range of criminal cases, from minor infractions like traffic violations to more serious offenses like drug trafficking. They work closely with their clients to gather and review evidence, develop a strong defense strategy, negotiate plea bargains, and argue on their client's behalf in court. At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, our Howard County criminal defense lawyers do just that. You can count on our team to help you fight the charges you may be facing and help you acquire the best possible outcome for your case.
Areas of Practice
When you work with the Howard County criminal defense attorneys at Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, you get the help of a team committed to upholding your best interests. We recognize that each case is different, and our priority is to obtain the best result every time by offering outstanding client service. Our criminal defense attorneys in Columbia, MD, and support staff have received the highest levels of training and have obtained years of experience handling criminal cases while providing the highest level of representation and professional standards. We defend criminal cases throughout Maryland including:
Howard County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Thanks to our continually high standards of performance and service, Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in America, year after year. With two of our attorneys having earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, our Columbia DUI/DWI defense firm being named among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report, and an attorney recognized by Best Lawyers, Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake is the Maryland criminal defense law firm you can count on to protect your future. Our commitment to open and clear communication has earned us a reputation as the firm clients can count on. Find out why by calling today.
If you are facing criminal charges in Howard County, it is important to start building your defense quickly. Schedule your FREE consultation to get started!