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I am a trial lawyer, plain and simple. I am in Court just about every day of my working life. I've tried thousands of cases and I am very familiar with the Courthouse and Courthouse personnel. That is why I have been so successful because I have been there many times.
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney
Experienced Criminal Defense Firm Serving Clients Throughout Maryland
Serious Criminal Trial Attorney
"My job as a trial lawyer is to stand next to you in your time of need and get the job done."
â Maryland criminal defense lawyer Jim Crawford
I am attorney Jim Crawford, founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC. Over the past 18 years, I have defended people charged with serious crimes in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis, Bel Air and throughout Maryland.
The practice of criminal law is an art. There is really no "right way" or "wrong way" to defend someone from criminal charges. The bottom line is how you perform for your clients. My past performance speaks for itself. I have been there. I have tried many cases and have the ability and knowledge to help you when you need it most.
My primary motivation in practicing law is that I truly care about the outcome of my clients' cases and their well-being. I combine that personal investment in your case with:
Experience. I am a criminal trial lawyer. I am in the courtroom trying a case just about every working day. I have been in just about every state and federal courtroom in Maryland. I have tried thousands of cases to successful conclusions in both state and federal courts. That experience can pay off for you.
Technology. My office uses the latest technology to persuasively present case information in court.
Investigators. Cases without supporting facts are weak cases so I use professional investigators to obtain the information I need to resolve your case in a way that meets your goals and objectives.
The results of my practice methods include thousands of successful outcomes and the highest possible AV rating* from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. I represent clients from all over the United States.
I handle all types of criminal cases, including theft and shoplifting, sex offenses, possession and distribution of child pornography, drug possession and felony distribution, and homicide.
The experience my staff and I bring to the table is crucial to a successful resolution of your case. Practicing law is not just an art; it's also about personality. Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police, and defendants all bring variables that alter your result. When I take a case, I look at the facts, the law as it applies to the charges, and the "human element" and how it will likely affect the case.
The result? Positive outcomes for thousands of clients, a reputation as a successful Maryland defense lawyer and referrals from throughout Maryland and the United States.
Federal and State Prosecution
As an experienced attorney practicing criminal defense law since 1992, I handle both state and federal cases. State and federal laws and processes differ greatly, but one consistency remains: Prosecution can sometimes be avoided or even resolved prior to arrest and/or trial if you act fast enough.
The quicker we have an understanding of the facts, the easier it is to push your case to resolution. Contact my office as soon as possible following your criminal charges.
Contact Me Now for a Free Consultation in Person or Over the Phone
If you face criminal charges in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. I offer free initial consultations, accept credit cards and contract with interpreters if necessary. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operate four offices for your convenience, including my main office in Baltimore as well as offices in Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air. To contact our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys, call 443-701-4525 or 866-635-0623.
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Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories â legal ability and general ethical standards.
"It has always been my belief that our clients should feel assured in knowing that they are receiving competent and zea;ous representation. I attended Saint Mary's College of Maryland in Saint Mary's City, Maryland and graduated with a B.A. in History in 2002. I then attended Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, P.A. and received my Juris Doctor Degree in 2005. Throughout Law School and after graduation, my places of employment have included the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc, and Robert Ades & Associates, P.C.. Our Office fosters the mentality that each client deserves individualized representation. It is our hope to guide each client, in any problem that may arise, with the highest level of professionalism and efficiency. I look forward to providing you with my absolute best effort."
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