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 …

Am I a “Real Lawyer” and What Does That Even Mean?

In my practice of criminal law, I often have clients ask me if I am a “real lawyer” or other similar questions that are aimed at determining whether or not I am a private lawyer or a public defender. These conversations usually happen in the 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 …

Second Degree Assault- State Drops All Charges

Today I represented an individual accused of having committed assault in the second degree (CR 3-203) in two separate cases with two separate complainants. Second Degree Assault in Maryland carries a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a fine of $2,500.00. Given Read More …