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Firm Overview

A sex crimes criminal defense law practice dedicated to defending individuals falsely accused of child sexual abuse, molestation, rape, sexual assault, or any other sex crime.

Example cases

Most notable cases: Com. v. Delbridge, 885 A.2d 27 (Pa.2003), State v. Plaskett, 27 P.3d 890 (Kan. 2001)

Main Office

Main
1906 Towne Centre Boulevard
Suite 265
Annapolis  MD  21401

Phone
  • (800) 993-0632
Fax
  • (410) 266-9710

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Tom will meet with you and discuss your case at no cost.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Case fees typically range from $25,000 to $75,000 depending on the nature of the case. Although this is a large amount of money, the time, care and quality we put into our cases is invaluable. When your life is on line, you must reset your priorities, and do what you have to in order to acquire the best possible defense.

Office Information

Office Hours

24/7

Office Manager

Ellie and Sharron

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, German

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Potentially.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Tom Pavlinic is the lead defense attorney who will represent you throughout your case. Additionally, he will select an attorney from the firm to assist him. If none of the firm's attorneys practice in your local jurisdiction, Tom will carefully choose and partner with a top-notch attorney from your local area that has a strong and respected reputation and knows the "ropes" of your local court system. Together, there simply is no better defense team

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Being convicted of a sex crime carries disproportionate penalties, and may haunt you for the rest of your life if you are required to register as a sex offender. In most cases, we only accept pleas if an offer is made that does not include registration. Due to our "trial-attorneys" reputation, we often are offered such pleas.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Rarely.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our entire practice is devoted to sex crimes defense. Most general-practice attorneys do not have adequate experience in this area to properly defend their clients. We have handled sex crimes cases exclusively for the last 16 years.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It'd advisable to be familiar with laws as they pertain to your case, but under no circumstances should you make legal decisions without first consulting with a competent sex crimes attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, in fact we routinely request such information from our clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No. Unfortunately this is rarely a good idea.

Tom Pavlinic

Lead attorney Tom Pavlinic began practicing criminal law in 1973. In the early 1990's, he formed Premier Defense Group, which dedicated their entire practice to defending individuals falsely accused of sex crimes.

Tom Pavlinic is the lead defense attorney who will represent you throughout your case. Additionally, he will select an attorney from the firm to assist him. If none of the firm's attorneys practice in your local jurisdiction, Tom will carefully choose and partner with a top-notch attorney from your local area that has a strong and respected reputation and knows the "ropes" of your local court system. Together, there simply is no better defense team

License
  • Bar Number:
    Maryland , 2011

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