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  1. 1. Criminal DefenseT H E A R E A S O F L A W W E C A N H E L P I F Y O U ' V E B E E N A C C U S E D O F A C R I M E P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A .
  2. 2. Your Rights At Portner & Shure, P.A., our experienced criminal defense attorneys want you to know that you have rights if you've been accused of a crime and we can help you during this time. Your rights include: P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . The right to an attorney The right to not incriminate oneself The right to a speedy and public trial The right to an appeal
  3. 3. Assualt The general definition of assault is "a crime that occurs when one person tries to physically harm another in a way that makes the person under attack feel immediately threatened." We can help if you've been charged with : P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . 1st-degree assault: a felony with a max penalty up to 25 years 2nd-degree assault: a misdemeanor with a max penalty p to 10 years
  4. 4. Burglary 1st degree: felony and up to 20 years in prison 2nd degree: felony and up to 20 years in prison 3rd degree: felony and up to 10 years in prison 4th degree: misdemeanor and up to 3 years in prison P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Generally, burglary is defined as "illegally entering a building with the intent to commit a crime inside." There are varying degrees of burglary, which include:
  5. 5. Drug Crimes Possession Manufacturing and distribution Paraphernalia P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Maryland and Virginia have some of the strictest drug crime laws in the country. We can help if you've been accused of drug crimes that include:
  6. 6. DUI & DWI Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime that can have long-lasting negative effects on your life. We can help you in cases of: P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Felony DUI DUI and minors Multiple DUIs Imigration status and DUI DWI offenses
  7. 7. Theft The general definition of theft is "in which a person intentionally takes personal property of another without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the taker's use." We can help with: P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Robbery and general theft Embezzlement Grand larceny Petit larceny Larceny by false pretenses 
  8. 8. Traffic Violations Traffic violations can range from minor to severe but all carry with them the potential of fines, points on your license, and even jail time. In Maryland and Virginia, the serious traffic offenses include: P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Negligent driving Reckless driving
  9. 9. Fraud The general definition of fraud is "intentionally deceiving someone and causing that person to suffer a loss." We can help if you've been accused of the following types of fraud in Maryland and Virginia: P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A . Credit card fraud Bad check fraud Identity fraud
  10. 10. Prostitution Prostitution is defined as a profession in which one performs sexual acts for money. Prostitution is illegal in nearly all areas of the U.S., except for a few counties in Nevada. Soliciting acts of prostitution is also a crime, called pandering or simply, soliciting. P O R T N E R & S H U R E , P . A .
  11. 11. Contact Us Today If you’d like to learn more about how Portner & Shure can help you during this difficult time, please call us at 410-995-1515 or 301-854-9000 for assistance in Maryland, 703-734-8790 for service in Virginia, 804-916-1577 in Richmond, and 202-554-1449 in Washington D.C. for your free consultation.

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