Charles County Criminal Lawyer

Charles County Criminal LawyerCharles County is the tenth largest county in Maryland in terms of population, and it is projected to pass Washington County for ninth in the coming years.  Charles actually is growing at a higher rate than most other areas in the state, with more commercial and residential development occurring each year.  The most densely populated area is still the unincorporated city of Waldorf, which is served by the Charles County Sheriff.  Other populated areas include Indian Head and La Plata.  Indian Head, which is located on the Potomac River, is the home to one of the largest Naval Surface Warfare Centers in the country.  This Naval base is responsible for research, development, and testing of various weapons and other military equipment.  The NSWC Indian Head is also the second largest employer in the county, with over 3,000 military and civilian employees.  Only the board of education has more employees.  La Plata is the county seat or capital of Charles County, and is the location of the courthouses, government offices, and the detention center.  Anyone who has a criminal case will appear before the district and/or circuit court in La Plata, as there are no other courthouse locations in the county.

The Herbst Firm handles all types of criminal cases in the county including drug offenses, burglary, and assault.  If you have been arrested by the sheriff or any of the municipal police departments contact our offices for a free consultation.  Crime rates in the county have been on the decline in the last few years, especially for violent crimes such as aggravated assault and robbery.  Motor vehicle theft and other theft crimes have gone down as well, but fewer arrests mean more emphasis on prosecution.  Benjamin Herbst is prepared to take on the State’s attorney office and law enforcement to assure that his clients will receive the best possible outcome.  Mr. Herbst has handled serious felony charges in Charles County such as arson and will not back down from any case, no matter what the accusations are.

The governor’s office and the sheriff are proud of the declining crime numbers in the county, and they should be.  But these numbers do not include such offenses as traffic crimes punishable by jail, and possession or sale of controlled substances.  These crimes have not experienced the same downward trend as violent crimes, and as more people move into the area, the number of arrests will continue to rise.  Common criminal offenses in Charles County include possession of marijuana, DUI, and possession CDS with intent to deliver.  Assault and other domestic crimes are also still prevalent in the county.  The firm has extensive experience handling all of these offenses and is prepared to take on your defense.  A criminal record can have devastating and lasting effects on a person’s future, but our two main goals in each case we take on are avoiding jail time, and avoiding a conviction.  In most instances we can accomplish these two goals.  Benjamin Herbst is available 24 hours a day to discuss your case and can meet you in the office or anywhere that is convenient, including southern Maryland.  Call 410-207-2598 to set up an appointment and let us start fighting for you.
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