Caroline County Criminal Lawyer
Caroline County is one of the smallest counties in the state, with a population of about 35,000 residents. The population is actually increasing quite steadily due to the low cost of living, and abundance of undeveloped land. The county is also located in halfway between the major urban areas of the state and the beach resorts, which is quite appealing for many people including retirees and young families. There is actually an ongoing battle with commercial and residential developers against preservationists who are not willing to see the county’s miles of farmland turned into neighborhoods and strip malls. The largest city, Denton, is less than an 80 minute drive to both downtown Baltimore and beach resorts like Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach, and it is only about a half hour drive to the Bay Bridge. Marylanders who flock to the beach in the summer months often pass through the county on their way east, and this is one of the reasons that arrests and traffic stops occur more frequently this time of year. Like any other area, some of the most common crimes are drug possession and sale, with marijuana being the subject of most of the cases. Theft is also fairly common relative to other crimes. Police departments from one of the many incorporated cities in the county also make a large number of DUI arrests, once again especially in the summer on state highways 404 and 313. The Herbst Firm specializes in out of state DUI cases in the Denton area, which is a common crossroads for Delaware and Pennsylvania drivers on their way to the shore. Violent crime in the county experienced a major downturn in the last 5 years. Aggravated assaults have actually gone down by over 30 percent.
Criminal cases are handled in either the circuit or district court, both of which are in Denton. Contact a Caroline County criminal lawyer for more information, and an overview and how we can help you or a family member get through this trying time.