Obtaining a Protective Order in Maryland

By: Elisabeth Hellwig, Esquire Are you eligible for a protective order? Domestic violence is a serious problem, and victims may wonder what sort of legal protection is available to them to keep their abusers away. In Maryland, a victim of domestic violence may be eligible Read More …

NOT GUITLY- Jury verdict- Baltimore City- Second Degree Assault

Midday Tuesday, August 11, 2015, a Baltimore City jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY for our client in a trial handled by our associate attorney Elisabeth Hellwig. This isn’t one of those cases that will be found in any newspaper article or even any Read More …

Gun and Drug Possession Charges Reduced to Open Container Citation

A recent traffic stop in Perryville, Maryland resulted in citations and charges being filed against a client of ours for possession of a handgun in a vehicle, possession of an unregistered handgun, among other drug-related charges for suspected contraband found following a search of the Read More …

State Drops Murder Cases in Port Deposit Area Shooting

A case that I have been working as the second chair on with a good colleague of mine here in Elkton, Maryland has finally been closed! This has been a case I’ve been working on with Edward Richitelli since opening my practice last year. It’s Read More …

Painting The Picture Out of Puzzle Pieces

In a previous post, I mentioned the work that my office and I do to assist clients who were recently charged with crimes was like painting a picture for the State when previously all that exists otherwise are puzzle pieces. When the State is assigned Read More …

A “Grand Deal” Falls Apart, Benefits Our Client!

I recently represented a client who quite frankly did not have the best driving record here in Maryland. Through most of his adult life, he had a license that was on again off again suspended, revoked or expired for one reason or another. Client came Read More …

State Drops All Charges- Assault Second Degree

In a less serious, but equally important case, I recently represented a client in the District Court for Cecil County, facing accusations of Assault in the Second Degree(CR 3-203) as well as Disorderly Conduct(CR 10-201(c)(2)). These were serious charges, facing the potential maximum sentence of Read More …

Motion to Suppress Recorded Statements in a First Degree Murder Trial-Granted

Working alongside colleague Edward A. Ritchitelli, we recently won a significant motion to suppress evidence that the State felt was key in proceeding against our client, who has been charged with Murder in the First Degree, and other associated charges. On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Read More …

How Should the NFL Handle Their Next Move?

This year fans of the NFL have experienced what seems like one of the more traumatic “off-field” seasons in quite some time. While each year and each offseason we hear varied stories of players who get into trouble with the law, whether it be drug Read More …