Working To Minimize The Impact Of An Arrest
If you have been arrested or received a criminal citation, you may be tempted to simply accept the consequences so you can put the experience behind you as quickly as possible. In almost every situation, it pays to consult a criminal defense lawyer before deciding how to respond to a criminal arrest. Criminal convictions, even for misdemeanor crimes, can have serious long-range consequences that you may not be aware of.
My name is Dontrice P. Hamilton, and I am a Rockville criminal defense lawyer serving Montgomery County, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. If you have been arrested, I encourage you to contact me for a free, 30-minute consultation to learn about your legal options.
Experience In Many Different Legal Matters
I handle a broad range of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, including:
- Domestic violence/protective orders
- Assault, including first- and second-degree charges
- DUI arrests, whether your first or second offense
- Traffic tickets, such as not obeying traffic signs or speeding
- Drug possession, including marijuana charges
- Drug trafficking, also known as distribution
- White collar crimes, including theft
- Gun crimes, in which laws have changed drastically
The two biggest mistakes made by people facing criminal charges – especially on a first offense – are trying to explain themselves to the police or putting off talking to a criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense attorney is the first and only person you should speak to after an arrest or criminal citation. Trying to explain yourself to the police or a judge is generally not a good idea – you have the right to remain silent for a very good reason, and I encourage you to use that right.
Prompt Action Is Important; Call Today
I can explain the criminal process to you and help you negotiate with the district attorney’s office to reduce or eliminate the negative consequences of the arrest. I will have more reliable advice than a friend or family member who has been arrested. Contact me to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation regarding your criminal case. Call my office today at 301-960-5712.
Free, 30-minute consultations • Credit cards accepted • Weekend appointments available