Defending Clients in Ocean City and Throughout the Region
A vacation is an opportunity to get away from your job and your day-to-day responsibilities and enjoy yourself. For many people, vacations at the beach involve some amount of alcohol, which can unfortunately sometimes put you in situations where you are facing criminal charges.
At the MacDonald Law Office, with offices in Ocean City and Salisbury, we regularly represent vacationers to the local resort areas who are charged with crimes. Both of us are former prosecutors who have been practicing law locally since 1995. Don't hesitate to Contact Usfor a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Helping Vacationers Fight All Types of Criminal Charges
Many people who come to vacation in Ocean City expect to be given some room to enjoy themselves and relieve some stress from everyday life. However, Ocean City authorities are very conscious of portraying the city as a family resort, and the police aggressively enforce all types of laws, including so-called nuisance laws.
We are experienced at providing criminal defense services to vacationers and tourists accused of Maryland criminal offenses such as:
- DUI / Drunk Driving
- Drug Charges
- Assault and domestic assault
- Disorderly conduct
- Indecent exposure
- Noise violations
- Malicious destruction of property
- Burglary / breaking and entering
The high volume of vacationers during the summertime puts several stresses on the local criminal justice system. Inexperienced seasonal police officers are hired and often make mistakes. Prosecutors also make mistakes due to the high volume of cases. We are aware of these issues and mindful of criminal defense opportunities presented by them.
Most of our Ocean City clients are first offenders who need to keep their records clean. There are pre-trial diversionary programs available in Worcester County for many misdemeanors and drug offenses. We know how to get our first-offender client's into these programs when appropriate. In addition, there are other options such and probation before judgement and expungement for protecting the records of those clients who uncharacteristically stray into the criminal justice system.
Addressing the Unique Issues Affecting Out-of-Town Visitors
We are experienced at providing criminal defense representation to people who are not from the Eastern Shore area and, in many cases, are from other states. We can do a great deal of business by e-mail and over the phone, and we will take into account your ability to travel to our area for court proceedings.
The criminal justice system in Ocean City and other parts of our region is a fairly close-knit community, and it is in your interests to get an attorney who is familiar with the local procedures. Contact Usto discuss what we can do to help you fight your criminal charges.