Maryland Criminal Lawyer
From the moment you enter the criminal justice system, whether through arrest or summons, things can be pretty scary. As a criminal defendant, it is quite normal to feel like no one in the system is on your side, or that everyone is out to get you. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you have a Maryland criminal lawyer working on your behalf. Your attorney is your advocate – seeking the best possible result in your case and fighting in your corner when no one else is.
Maryland criminal courts can be quite intimidating, particularly when you are accused of a crime. Even if you already have a criminal record, facing new charges really does not get any easier. From the police to the prosecutor, everyone seems to judge you long before you have your day in court. As a result, it can feel like fair treatment is unattainable. Fortunately, you are guaranteed certain rights by the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of Maryland. These due process rights are there to ensure you are treated justly, and your Maryland criminal lawyer is there to help make sure these rights are protected.
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in handling cases of DUI, assault, domestic violence, drug charges, and gun charges and are committed to getting the best possible result for all of their clients. As such, we strive to construct a defense that is both aggressive and tailored to the individual interests of the client. Therefore if you are facing charges in any of these areas from Wicomico County, Columbia, Anne Arundel to Bethesda to Howard County, Carroll County,Gaithersburg, Germantown, Worcester County, Kent County,Washington County, Dorchester County, Garrett County, Harford County and Calvert County, contact the Criminal Defense Group today for a free initial consultation of your case.
“Oleg was thorough and professional. He put me at ease and everything he told me turned out to be correct and true. I would recommend Oleg to anyone I know who needs an attorney.”
“Very helpful people. Very understanding and great customer service skills. Would definitely recommend!”
“Oleg Fastovsky is one of the kindest, honest and hard working individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing. Unlike most attorneys, he will spend time explaining all possible outcomes on your case and explain how he will win the case for you. On first meeting Oleg, you might think “this guy is way too nice”. Don’t let his good nature and chiseled abs fool you! This Ukrainian devil will give the prosecutors hell in the courtroom. He will fight until every avenue is exhausted and never give up. But most importantly, he fights for YOU! If you want a bargain bin lawyer who will plea your case out without even speaking to you, good luck! As for me, I’ll take the best criminal defense attorney in town.”
“I would like to show my appreciation to Oleg Fastovsky. I found him to be extremely helpful, resourceful and with exceptionally good legal skills.”
Oleg is the epitome of a professional. He worked with us every step of the way and explained every detail of every step for us. I can’t thank him enough for his patience and diligence. Highly recommend!
Oleg Fastovsky is one of the kindest, honest and hard working individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing. Unlike most attorneys, he will spend time explaining all possible outcomes on your case and explain how he will win the case for you. On first meeting Oleg, you might think “this guy is way too nice”. Don’t let his good nature and chiseled abs fool you! This Ukrainian devil will give the prosecutors hell in the courtroom. He will fight until every avenue is exhausted and never give up. But most importantly, he fights for YOU! If you want a bargain bin lawyer who will plea your case out without even speaking to you, good luck! As for me, I’ll take the best criminal defense attorney in town.
If I had a friend or family member that needed a well-respected attorney I would recommend Oleg Fastovsky to represent them in court.
Oleg is the consummate professional. Knowledgeable, honest, and genuinely invested in getting the best result for his clients. I would recommend him to friends and family in need without hesitation.
I hired Oleg to help me with a DUI I received on my boat in OC, Md. I was impressed with his responsiveness as well as his understanding of the proceedings and charges I was facing. He took the time to explain everything to me and I felt confident from day 1 that he would help assure that I got the best outcome possible. Thanks to Mr. Fastovsky, I walked out of my trial without jail time. I highly recommend him to anyone reading this review and will definitely recommend him to my friends as well. All in all, I was highly impressed.
Mr. Fastovsky did a tremendous job working a complicated traffic court case I had. The violation could have landed me in jail but Mr. Fastovsky’s extensive knowledge of the law helped me to avoid jail time, which I will be forever grateful for. Mr. Fastovsky found a future law that he was able to explain to the judge about that worked in my favor. I would definitely recommend his services in the future. I already recommended him to people I know.
Oleg was helpful and we made it through the process with ease. My case was acquitted and would recommend this firm to anyone that needs a criminal attorney.
I’ve turned to Mr. Fastovsky a couple of times now for help. He is extremely professional and friendly. He’s helped ease my nervousness, and works very hard and gets great results. I’ve had other attorneys in the past, but have never been as happy or confident in them as I’ve been with Mr. Fastovsky.
Mr. Fastovsky was responsive to my calls and emails. Someone rear-ended my car and I suffered injuries. He was able to get a positive outcome for my case, and I am very happy with the results.
Mr. Fastovsky is a class act. He took my case at the very last second and he is very reasonably priced. We literally walked in and walked right back out of the courtroom. I was very ill prepared and was having a horrible week. Any sense of nervousness, I was showing that. He was the voice of reason and worked especially hard for me. Of the literally 10 mins I spent in the court room maybe 2 of those were in front of the judge as they dropped my charges. Be advised this was a serious group of charges I was facing. I could have been jailed for some time for them. I recommend this lawyer to any and everyone. Easy to work with, fairly priced and a gentleman to say the least. Thank you, Mr. Fastovsky.
The Advantages of Having an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing criminal charges can be scary and frustrating, but you don’t have to go through the process alone. One of the primary benefits of hiring a private defense attorney is the ability to choose a Maryland criminal lawyer who you are comfortable with, who you feel understands your goals, and who you believe will represent you well. This is why it is important to search, not for “the best Maryland criminal lawyer,” but for the Maryland criminal lawyer you believe is right for you and your case.
With a Maryland criminal lawyer by your side, you will know that you have an advocate and strategist fighting on your behalf in and outside of the courtroom. If you are facing criminal charges and you are unsure of what your next step should be, contact an attorney today. It costs nothing. Call to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Maryland criminal lawyer today.
Announcing the 2019 Oleg Fastovsky Outstanding Citizen Scholarship
We are announcing the Outstanding Citizen Scholarship, which is a great opportunity for students who participate in community service. This is a scholarship for 2019, and the minimum eligibility criteria include:
- A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
- Enrollment in an accredited post-secondary program, and
- A commitment to citizenry and community service as demonstrated by a resume and essay. In addition, applicants should submit:
- An official transcript.
Crimes and Penalties In Maryland
The number of criminal statutes in the state of Maryland is truly overwhelming. You could be accused of violating any one of them and face serious penalties if convicted. In general, all of these criminal laws are separated into two classifications: misdemeanors and felonies. At the most basic level, the difference between these two classifications is the potential sentence you face if convicted: a misdemeanor carries less than one year in jail and a felony carries more than one year in prison.
The criminal defense attorneys with our firm have experience representing people accused of everything from the most minor misdemeanor to the most serious felony offense. They understand that when you are the one accused of a crime, no charge is a “minor” thing; each one carries potentially life-changing ramifications. For this reason, each case is handled with the utmost level of respect and seriousness.
The penalties you face if convicted of any one of these criminal charges, or any that are not listed, will depend on numerous different factors, including the specific charge, your criminal history, the facts of the case, the prosecutor, and the judge handling the case. Discussing the details with an aggressive defense attorney can help you determine exactly what sort of outcome is possible. You want to avoid the penalties associated with a conviction. It is part of your Maryland criminal attorney’s job to help make this happen.