Lawyer in Prince George's County
Skilled representation in the Baltimore-Washington area
With more than 30 years of experience, I know how to help find a solution to your legal problem. No matter how difficult your situation may seem, I can make it better. Your concerns are important to me, and I take an aggressive position to protect your interests and achieve your goals.
Why I am the right attorney for you
There are thousands of lawyers practicing in Maryland. Why should you choose me to help solve your problem? Because I have:
Extensive experience. In more than 30 years of practice, I have tried many kinds of cases and explored countless solutions. I have, in all likelihood, handled a case much like yours.
Successful results. I am known for my record of achieving successful outcomes for hundreds of people.
Satisfied clients. People show their satisfaction with my work by returning to my office for assistance when a new problem arises. They also confidently refer their friends and colleagues to me.
I have a broad range of clients from all walks of life. You are welcome in my office, and I am ready to hear about your concern.
Legal counsel in Maryland for state residents and visitors
The majority of my clients come from counties in the Laurel area:
However, I have taken cases in every Maryland county and I would like to hear from you regardless of where you live. I also act as local counsel for residents of other states who were charged with crimes while visiting or passing through Maryland.
Convenient location in a constantly growing area
My office is centrally located between Baltimore and Washington on Main Street in Laurel, and is easily accessible from I-95, Rt.1 or the B-W Parkway. I am available at anytime for emergencies. Leave me a message after hours and I will return your call by morning.
Get help from a Laurel attorney with your criminal defense, personal injury claim or divorce
Contact me, Laurel attorney Kevin M. McNeil, at (301) 741-4372. Your consultation is free.
595 Main St., Ste. 233
Laurel MD 20707
Aggressive representation for Maryland criminal charges
With three decades of experience in criminal law including three years as a prosecutor I have the knowledge you need when facing charges. I help Maryland residents as well as people arrested while temporarily in the state. Many of the criminal cases I handle involve incidents on Maryland's roads.
DWI and DUI arrests
Maryland is one of the few states that distinguishes between driving while impaired and driving under the influence. Arrests for both charges are common in the heavily-traveled corridor through Prince George's County.
Driving while impaired or intoxicated
When you are pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving and you agree to a breath test, a reading of .04 to .07 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) results in a charge of driving while impaired or intoxicated (DWI). If you refuse a chemical test, the police officer may still charge you with DWI based on observation of your driving and your behavior. The penalties for a DWI conviction are up to:
Two months in jail
A $500 fine
Eight points on your driver's license
Up to 60-day license suspension
If you refuse to take a breath test, your license is automatically suspended for 120 days.
Driving under the influence
A BAC reading of .08 percent or higher leads to a more serious charge of driving under the influence (DUI). A conviction for DUI can lead to:
A year in jail
A $1,000 fine
12 points on your driver's license
Minimum 45-day license suspension
With either drunk driving charge, the arresting officer will take your license and you will have only ten days to request an administrative hearing to get it back. This is a separate matter from the criminal charges you face. I represent you at the administrative hearing and I defend your criminal DWI or DUI charges. If you are not a Maryland resident, I take care of the entire process for you and minimize the need for you to return to the state.
Seizure of untaxed contraband
Thousands of people pass through Maryland each day, often carrying taxable items purchased in other states at lower tax rates. You can be arrested for transporting goods that have not been taxed in Maryland, especially:
Cigarettes. There is a one-carton limit on untaxed cigarettes when traveling through Maryland.
Alcohol. One quart of untaxed alcohol is the legal limit when passing through Maryland.
If you are pulled over and untaxed contraband is found in your car, the goods may be seized along with your vehicle. I help people from any state who have been charged with transporting untaxed goods in Maryland.
Trust me to handle your Maryland criminal case
I handle all felonies and misdemeanors. If you face criminal charges in Maryland, I can help you quickly. Contact me, Laurel attorney Kevin M. McNeil, at (301) 741-4372. Your consultation is free.
I know Maryland well, having spent the majority of my life along the I-95 corridor. I was born in Washington, D.C. and attended college near Philadelphia. For my law degree, I attended the University of Baltimore. A clerkship in Maryland's 7th Judicial Circuit gave me the opportunity to see the law from the perspective of the court. I then spent three years as an Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County.
From the prosecutor's side of the table, I was able to recognize the need of many Maryland residents for better quality representation. In 1983 I went into private practice, seeking to help people in Maryland with criminal charges, personal injury claims and divorce issues. I have been practicing in the Laurel area since 1991.
Divorce and custody
Powers of attorney
Admitted to practice
1985, District of Columbia
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1979
Widener University, 1976
Criminal Justice Act panel attorney for U.S. District Court, District of Maryland 1996 present
Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland, 1980 1983
Law Clerk to Hon. Ernest A. Loveless, Chief Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 1979 1980
Prince George's County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 1991 edition