Maryland Criminal Lawyers

Being arrested for a crime is often a life-changing event. When facing a criminal charge, you are guaranteed the right to the advice and assistance of an attorney. The Maryland criminal lawyers at COHEN|HARRIS are here to help you fight at each step of the way. We represent individuals accused of a variety of crimes or those facing crime-related proceedings (i.e., eyewitnesses). Even before you are arrested, our Baltimore-based legal team can provide advice that could mean the difference between an arrest and remaining free.

Our Maryland criminal lawyers also provide value to individuals who have not been charged with a crime. For example, individuals that have been called to testify as witnesses to a crime can consult with an attorney in order to prepare your statement, prepare you for questioning, and possibly avoid having criminal charges brought against you as an accessory. The COHEN|HARRIS legal defense team also assists individuals who have been served with search warrants for their homes, businesses, or other personal property. In these instances, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced criminal lawyer immediately. Our goal is to ensure that the warrant is executed properly and that the evidence is handled according to standard procedures.

Criminal defense is not something we occasionally do at COHEN|HARRIS, we live and breathe it. We are not only familiar with every statute and law governing criminal action, but we also understand the nuances of the courtrooms where you will be tried. We seek out every detail of your criminal case, investigate the allegations, pick apart the evidence, and defend you with unmatched tenacity. We use every tool at our disposal so that we are the best-prepared people in the courtroom. Whether you are incarcerated or free, we will work with you to create a case founded in evidence and rooted in justice.

Your Right to Remain Silent

Many people mistakenly believe that they can talk their way out of a criminal case by cooperating. However, one of the first rights you are reminded of when you’re under arrest is the right to remain silent. EXERCISE THAT RIGHT! That right extends to every question in every case. After you’ve identified yourself, you have a legal right to refuse to answer any further questions until your attorney is present. It is important to remember that police officers and detectives are never just asking questions, they are constantly investigating. Hence why officers make you aware that “Everything you say can and will be used against you.” Anything you say without an attorney present will never be used in your defense. Instead of attempting to talk your way out of charges, call COHEN|HARRIS and REMAIN SILENT until we arrive!


  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Child Abuse
  • Conspiracy
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Property Crimes
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Weapons Charges
  • White collar crimes, such as fraud and bribery
  • Drug Related Offenses
    • Drug crimes have the potential to limit your career options, and possibly even your housing options. Even a misdemeanor offense could have a lasting impact. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Maryland, it is imperative that you seek competent legal counsel immediately. Our criminal defense lawyers will help you understand the charges against you and help you plan the best course of action for your case. Drug crimes include:
      • Drug possession
      • Possession with intent to distribute
      • Drug distribution (sales & trafficking)

Our goal is to hold the arresting authorities responsible. Law officers make mistakes during investigations and arrests. The COHEN|HARRIS, criminal defense lawyers, investigate your case to determine if the testimony relied upon was provided by a witness with a questionable motive or if the evidence presented against you was obtained by an illegal search or seizure. Our lawyers understand the difference between proper police protocol and questionable methods used to obtain an arrest. Understanding the distinction can be the difference between a conviction and a dismissal of all charges. We are committed to keeping you informed and providing creative solutions to help you resolve your case.