Weapons Charges Attorney

Attorney Brian R. Bregman is experienced with defending clients against weapons related charges. Weapons charges are considered serious crimes in the state of Maryland. Penalties can often include fines and jail time. Penalties for gun charges can increase even more if they are combined with other criminal activity.  You need a knowledgeable attorney who will handle your case aggressively.

Brian Bregman is a gun owner, a NRA member, and certified NRA firearms safety and personal protection instructor. He handles the following types of weapons charges:

  • Firearm possession by a convicted felon
  • possession of a concealed firearm
  • Carrying an unregistered weapon
  • Carrying a weapon with intent to commit a crime
  • Unlawful discharge of a weapon

These are several other weapons related offenses that you can be charged with in the state of Maryland.

  • publicly displayed possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure another in an unlawful manner
  • possession of a knife, firearm or  deadly weapon on public school property
  • storing or leaving a loaded firearm in a place where the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised child could gain access to it
  • wearing, carrying, or transporting a concealed or open handgun on the person or in a vehicle

If you have been charged with a weapons/firearms crime, it is importaint to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney who understands your situation. Contact Brian R. Bregman at (301) 362-0009 for a free consultation.

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Drug Crimes Defense

Drug related charges are considered very serious crimes in the state of Maryland. Attorney Brian R. Bregman has extensive experience representing clients for drug related charges. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your case.

There are a variety of drug related crimes that you can be charged with in the state of maryland.

  • Drug possession
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Drug distribution;
  • Drug manufacturing;
  • Possession of a false prescription

Maryland also has criminal penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia. possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor but it can still have severe penalties.

Penalties for distribution and manufacturing of drugs are especially severe. There are also certain conditions which can increase the severity of drug charges. Possession of a firearm during commission of drug trafficking, and distribution of drugs near a school, can increase the penalties for a drug charge.

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Alcohol Charges

Brian R. Bregman has experience with handling alcohol related charges. Whether you or a family member made a mistake, or were falsely charged, we can make sure this issue has the best possible outcome.

Fictitious license/ fake IDs
Underage possession of alcohol
Supplying alcohol to minors

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Fictitious License Charges

If you or your family member has be charged with using a fictitious drivers license or other form of fake ID, you need to speak with an attorney who can give you advice about what steps to take.

If you are charged with using a fictitious license, it is equivalent to being accused of fraud and having false documents.  Unless you successfully defeat this charge, it can be a serious negative mark on your record, making it look like you use false or fraudulent documents.  This can prevent being hired for jobs, getting security clearances, and even getting scholarships and into educational programs and institutions.  It can also be an impediment to getting professional licenses, as the licensing agency or board does not want to give a license to someone whom they think is not trustworthy, etc.  It is importaint to contact an attorney who knows best how to successfully challenge and win these types of cases.

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Laurel Maryland DUI Attorney

Facing DUI charges is a serious legal matter in in the state of Maryland. Even with a first offense, if convicted, it can lead to serious consequences. For those who have a prior conviction on their record, the situation is even more serious. It is critical that you contact a Maryland DUI attorney before your case progresses any further. The more quickly you contact an attorney, the more likely you will get a favorable outcome, whether a dismissed case, acquittal or alternatives to jail time.  Each year, states enact stronger DUI laws and more severe drunk driving penalties. Maryland DUI lawyer Brian R Bregman will fight hard to get you the best possible outcome and to make sure your arrest does not ruin the rest of your life.

When you’re facing serious charges which could change your life in many ways, you need the protection of an expert attorney skilled in DUI cases. Protect yourself with a DUI lawyer capable of providing the best defense possible. With many to choose from, you should make your choice carefully. an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history. Call us today if you’ve been charged with any DUI offence, even if it was for under-age drinking, drug use or a multiple offence.

At Bascietto & Bregman, your concerns are always our highest priorities. We understand the immense stress that a DUI charge can bring. Our attorneys and staff will be there with you every step of the way, fighting to protect your future from the possibility of prison, jail, fines, and even a criminal record. We are here to help. Contacting a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney in Maryland is an important first step towards getting your life back on track.

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Traffic Defense

Traffic Violations

We have extensive experience defending clients accused of committing serious and even non-serious traffic violations.  Besides fines, some traffic violations actually carry possible jail time.  And then there’s the points that can increase the cost of  your car insurance premiums.  As attorneys, we work hard to save you fines, points, and protect your driving record.  Some of the typical traffic charges that can seriously damage your driving record and insurance premiums:  speeding, reckless driving, failure to stop, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Motor Vehicle Offenses

Our firm defends people against moving violations that may lead to the suspension or revocation of their driving privileges, including:

  • Hit and Run/Reckless Driving
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Driving with Revoked License
  • Fleeing and Eluding Police Officers
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Tax Law / Audit Defense

Attorney Brian Bregman is experienced at helping clients solve their problems with the IRS. He  handles audits, exams, or investigations by the IRS or State Taxing Authorities. He also handles IRS collections, payment plans, and other controversies about monies owed. He is an expert in state tax laws for Maryland and Washington DC.

We can assist clients with:
Liens & levies
Payroll Tax Issues
Wage Garnishment
Delinquent returns

We understand that dealing with a tax problem can be a very stressful experience. Therefore, our tax lawyers work to reduce their stress of dealing with the IRS off their shoulders as well as minimizing the taxes our clients owe. We understand the complexity involved with tax issues and we work to ensure you understand the charges and your options. We believe everyone should have their IRS issues resolved in a quick and efficient manner. Our goal is to settle your tax debt for the lowest amount possible while complying with the tax laws.

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When a person falls behind on their mortgage payments, their mortgage company will take steps to collect the debt.  A common tool that mortgage companies use is foreclosure.  Foreclosure proceedings differ slightly depending on what state the property is located, but the basics are the same.  The mortgage company sells the property at a public auction.  The homeowner may have very little or no control over the sale and stands to lose the equity in the property.  A foreclosure sale is rarely in the best interest of the homeowner.  Luckily, there are important new laws and protections in Maryland that give the homeowner more notice and more time to fashion a solution to a foreclosure problem.  In addition, there are other ways to avoid the foreclosure even if the homeowner does not have the funds to bring the loan current.

If the homeowner wants to keep the property, the first step should be to contact the mortgage company to explore any available options. If there are no other workable options for the homeowner, they may stop the foreclosure sale by filing a bankruptcy case.  In most cases, a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy  allows the homeowner to catch up on the missed mortgage payments over time.  Two very important benefits of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are that the property does not need to have any equity and the homeowner will not lose the equity that has accumulated.

There are also many investors that offer services that will stop the foreclosure sale and allow the homeowner to keep the property.  Some of these services are viable options, but we caution anyone when dealing with real estate investors. It is extremely important to read every document that you intend to sign and to obtain a copy of every document and agreement.  You should also seek the advice of an attorney if you have any questions about the documents involved.   However, there are many trustworthy investors that in fact want to help homeowners, but there are also some whose only intent is to steal all of the equity in the property.  If you are facing foreclosure and would like assistance in negotiating with your mortgage company or investors, or are considering a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, do not hesitate to call us.

Once foreclosure proceedings begin, the mortgage company is required to provide notice of the sale and to give the homeowner an opportunity to dispute the debt. Sometimes the procedures are not followed properly and provide a basis for objecting to the foreclosure sale.  If you believe that Maryland foreclosure proceedings have been initiated against you improperly or that a Maryland foreclosure sale was conducted improperly, contact us for assistance.

If a property is sold at a foreclosure auction, there will be an accounting of the sale.  This accounting lists the proceeds from the sale and outlines where those proceeds were applied.  If the proceeds from the auction were not sufficient to pay the outstanding mortgage balance, costs, and liens on the property there will be a deficiency.  The homeowner is responsible for paying the deficiency even though they no longer own the property.  In some cases, the proceeds from the sale exceed the mortgage balance, outstanding liens, and foreclosure costs.  In this case, there are surplus proceeds from the sale and the homeowner should make a claim for this money.  If your property was sold at a foreclosure sale, you should carefully review the accounting of the sale to determine if there is a deficiency or surplus proceeds.  If you need assistance with post foreclosure matters in Maryland, contact us right away.

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