Maryland Preliminary Hearing

A preliminary hearing is critical stage of your Maryland criminal case. In a nutshell, the purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine whether or not there is probable cause to proceed against you. In other words, is there enough evidence for the charges to even go forward?

If you are charged with a felony and have an upcoming preliminary hearing in Maryland, you should consult with an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney. A Maryland criminal lawyer can help you get your charges reduced, dismissed, and also advise you as to whether or not you should waive the hearing or go forward.

Sometimes, it is advisable to waive the hearing. Other times, a hearing should take place. On many occasions, a hearing is not even necessary or available since the prosecutor will often reduce the felony charges to misdemeanor charges at the preliminary hearing.

Each case is different. Each case should get the time and attention it deserves. I am Maryland criminal lawyer who has handled hundreds (if not thousands) of preliminary hearings. I have law offices in both Greenbelt, Maryland and Silver Spring, Maryland, but practice throughout the State, including Baltimore City.

If you or someone you know needs help with a Maryland criminal case, call me. I look forward to helping you.