Do Not Let A Criminal Allegation Ruin Your Future
If you have been charged with a crime, you may face jail time and heavy fines, as well as a conviction on your criminal record that could affect your employment, your education, and various other rights and privileges. If you are not a citizen of the United States, a criminal conviction may also affect your immigration status. You need an experienced attorney who will use all legal tools available to provide you with excellent representation. If is essential that you choose a lawyer who is intricately familiar with the nuances of criminal law, including both adult offenders and juvenile offenders.
Diamant Gerstein, LLC consists of experienced lawyers who have prosecuted and defended thousands of criminal cases, both misdemeanors and felonies, before judges and juries. We are also former prosecutors who have seen criminal cases from every angle. They are highly-skilled and committed to preparing your defense and trying your case in court to obtain the best possible result. Our lawyers will review the police reports and other charging documents, discuss the details of your arrest, address your concerns, and evaluate your case by assessing the evidence against you and identifying potential violations of your constitutional rights.
We have criminal defense experience in:
- Armed robbery/robbery
- Child abuse
- Disorderly conduct
- DUI/DWI (Driving Under the Influence/Driving While Intoxicated)
- Handgun/weapons possession
- Juvenile matters
- Peace/protective orders and domestic violence
- Rape/sex offenses
- Theft crimes
- Violation of probation (VOP)
When juveniles (persons under the age of 18) are charged with violating the law, they are judged in what is often referred to as “juvenile court.” This system is very different from the adult justice system. Familiarity with the nuances of juvenile court is essential for an attorney to effectively represent a juvenile in this forum. An attorney handling a juvenile matter must be knowledgeable about the Department of Juvenile Services, a party to all Juvenile proceedings, whose input on how a case is resolved is often critical in determining its outcome.
Additionally, sentences in juvenile court can range from an “informal disposition” without the need for a Court proceeding, to probation and detention, which can ultimately lead to a child being displaced from his home and confined to an institution.
Lastly, some juveniles can be charged as adults for committing serious crimes. The result in the case may permanently impact your child’s future.
When your child is facing potentially dire consequences in the juvenile justice system, we can help. Sharon Diamant spent two years prosecuting juvenile offenses and was assigned the sexual offender caseload, where she dealt with some of the most serious criminal offenses involving juvenile offenders.
Schedule A Consultation As Soon As Possible
With a criminal case, time is of the essence. Call our office in Rockville to discuss your case You can reach us at 301-841-8443 or fill out our online contact form. At our firm, we prioritize communication. You will never be left in the dark. We are here to answer all of your questions.