Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clients Throughout Maryland
Having an experienced and hard-hitting defense lawyer on your side can change everything in a criminal case. For more than 35 years, I have been representing clients facing the most serious of criminal charges.
For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter at 410-886-7476 or contact the firm online.
Sex Crime Accusations
Being accused of a sex crime is a shattering experience, especially when the charges involve a child. The stigma and consequences, including having to register as a sex offender, can last a lifetime. I understand the fear that comes with sex crime charges and will take on the following types of cases:
- Distribution or possession of child pornography: Child pornography cases are often referred to federal prosecutors. Depending on the number of images and their content, you could face a substantial federal prison sentence, lifetime supervised release and a lifetime of reporting as a sex offender, even if you have no prior criminal record.
- Physical or sexual abuse involving children: In Maryland, child abuse usually involves acts such as striking a child on the face or beating a child. Child sexual abuse involves allegations of molestation, fondling or rape of a minor.
- Soliciting a minor: Law enforcement agents often pose as minors in online chat rooms and forums such as Craigslist, seeking to discover internet users who solicit minors. Were you entrapped in this way, leading to criminal charges of sexual solicitation of a “minor” who was actually a police investigator?
- Claims of soliciting or prostitution: If you have been accused of soliciting a prostitute, the damages to your reputation and your family relationships can be far more serious than any criminal penalties you face. If you are engaged in and have been charged with prostitution, I can certainly help you.
Drunk Driving Allegations
While the cost of fighting a drunk driving charge may seem high, the cost of pleading guilty may be even higher. In addition to fines, jail time and a criminal record, you face suspension and/or revocation of your license by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
An offer of probation in a drug case may seem like a good deal at the time, but keep in mind that a criminal conviction for a drug crime is likely to haunt you for the rest of your life.
The consequences of a conviction for carrying or transporting a gun without a license can be very harmful no matter who you are or why you were carrying it. In certain circumstances, it can lead to federal prosecution.
Traffic Tickets And MVA Hearings
Paying a traffic ticket is an admission of guilt, which can affect everything from your car insurance rates to your permission to drive. Before you decide to just pay a parking ticket, talk to an experienced traffic offense lawyer to learn more about potential consequences and your options for fighting the citation.
Free Consultations: Have Your Side Of The Story Heard
Initial consultations are free at the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter. Call 410-886-7476 or fill out an online contact form.