Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you have been accused of committing a crime, you have a right to an attorney who will defend you and protect your rights.

At the Law Offices of Bascietto & Bregman, our criminal law attorneys are among the most tenacious, committed, and aggressive lawyers in the business, and we will do what we can to represent you and make sure that you are treated fairly by the law.

We are experienced criminal trial attorneys who understand the law, and we will work diligently to investigate your case and defend you in court if necessary.

We represent clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

When you are arrested for committing a crime, you are entitled to certain rights under federal and state laws, and the Law Offices of Bascietto & Bregman is committed to defending you and protecting these rights for you. If you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend you during a jury trial, our attorneys can do the job for you. You have a right to have the best representation possible, and we are here to help you.

Being charged with committing a criminal offense is a serious matter, and we take our jobs seriously when it comes to proving your innocence and protecting your freedom.

Our criminal law attorneys represent clients in the areas of:

Theft Crimes:  We take criminal charges involving theft very seriously because they have the potential to ruin your record and reputation, not to mention carry jail time and heavy fines.  Whether charges with theft, burglary, robbery, auto theft, forgery, fraud, unauthorized use, or shoplifting, you need an attorney who understands your rights and knows how to investigate violations of your rights, including search and seizure issues and any statements made to the police, including confessions.

Assaults:  Regardless of the circumstances, if charged with a crime involving accusations of violence or assault, it is a serious matter.  You need an experienced attorney who will thoroughly investigate the situation, find witnesses, and aggressively attack the prosecution’s case.  We are skilled in defending clients accused of assault and battery, assault with weapons, fights, and domestic assault.

Drug Charges: Penalties for possession of a controlled substance can vary, depending upon the kind of drug involved, the amount of drugs found in your possession, and the intended purpose for the drug. The possession, use, distribution, manufacture, and sale of drugs are illegal. It is important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who understands the laws, your rights, and your options. Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience, skills, and knowledge to properly defend you against drug charges.

Weapons Charges:  Weapons charges are dealt with severely in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Accordingly, you need an attorney that understands the system, the players, and your rights.  You need the experience of attorneys that know how to question search and seizure procedures and the admission of incriminating evidence.  A few of the common charges we defend our clients against:  assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a handgun or prohibited weapon, carrying a weapon, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

Juvenile Crimes:  Often what may start as a prank or a foolish mistake turns into a serious crime with the potential to cause damage to a child’s future.  You need experienced defenders that know the juvenile just ice system in Maryland and the District of Columbia, which are very different from the adult system.  We have experience handling the wide array of charges against juveniles, including charges for theft, shoplifting, drug possession and dealing, unauthorized use, weapons, assault, and reckless driving.  In addition, we handle defense before school disciplinary boards (for suspension or expulsion, for example).

White Collar Crimes: Including embezzlement, fraud, forgery, insider trading, computer crimes, credit card fraud, extortion, and money laundering, being wrongfully accused and convicted of a white collar crime can significantly alter your life and damage your career, and it is important that you speak to a criminal defense attorney to make sure that everything is done to prove that the charges are unwarranted.

Sex Crimes: In the state of Maryland, the most serious kinds of sex crimes are often considered felonies, and the penalty for committing a sex crime can be extremely severe. If you have been charged with committing rape, child molestation, prostitution, lewd conduct, solicitation, or sexual battery, it is important that you contact a criminal defense attorney right away. There are a number of defense remedies that may be available to you and your case, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer who understands the law can help you.

DUI / DWI:  In Maryland and the District of Columbia, persons are charged with driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs (DWI), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and operating while impaired (OWI).  An experienced DWI / DUI lawyer understands the complicated procedures involved, the problems with breathalyzer samples, field sobriety tests (FSTs), the legality of the stop, and your constitutional rights.  Our attorneys can also represent you in any MVA / DMV hearings regarding driver’s license suspension or revocation procedures, which is one of the many consequences of being charged with a DUI  or DWI.

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.

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    John J. Bascietto, Esq.
    Brian R. Bregman, Esq.

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    Tira Barnes
    Samantha Pace

    Bascietto & Bregman, LLC
    515 Main Street
    Laurel, Maryland 20707-4117
    Phone: (301) 362-0009
    Fax: (301) 362-0020