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Canton is a waterfront locale that is considered one of Baltimore’s most popular neighborhoods. Canton is home to the rehabilitated American Can Company building that was refurbished into residences, as well as, many restaurants overlooking the harbor. With so much going on in such a small neighborhood crime is inevitable. If you are facing criminal charges, contact a Canton criminal lawyer for your defense.

Baltimore City Court Houses

If you are arrested in Canton there are several District Court locations to consider. The court house located most closely to Canton is on East Fayette Street and offers street or garage parking. The other District Court locations are on Wabash Avenue, E. North Avenue and E. Patapsco Avenue. All court houses operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Circuit court, which handles appeals from the District Court and other original jurisdiction cases, is located on North Calvert Street.

Common Offenses


Under Maryland Fraud statutes there are many offenses that qualify. Shoplifting is probably thought of one of the least serious offenses. Shoplifting is the taking of property in a manner that would deprive the owner of the property’s use or value. The crime of shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the amount stolen and both categories carry jail time. Some of the more serious fraud crimes include embezzlement and identity fraud. Identity fraud involving loss of services at $500 or less is a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to 18 months in jail. Any fraud crime is a serious offense that needs to be handled immediately and properly. Call a Canton criminal lawyer for speedy and effective guidance.


Burglary involves entering the property of another with the intent to steal. Since there is an added element of intending to commit a crime there are elevated punishments when compared to just unlawfully entering a building. Burglary can be in either the first through fourth degrees, as well as, breaking and entering a research facility. Burglary in the fourth degree refers to entering a dwelling, storehouse, yard, or garden and is a misdemeanor. Meanwhile, burglary in the first degree is entering the dwelling of another person with intent to commit a theft or crime of violence. Either offense can include prison time, so do not face it alone. Call an experienced Canton criminal attorney to discuss your case.

Traffic Violations

Many people find traffic tickets to be a bother and just another unwanted expense of driving. However, traffic tickets can carry much more severe consequences if not handled properly. If you are pulled over by an officer there are a handful of violations that can accompany that traffic stop. There is not just speeding and running a red light, but also driving on a revoked license, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving without a license. When you receive a ticket from an officer there could be points that accompany it that stay on your record. So, what should you do after you receive a traffic ticket? Call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice to discuss the consequences of your ticket and how you can fight it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will this cost me?

When you are facing criminal charges, there are many questions and concerns that run through your mind. One of the last things that you should constantly be worrying about is how much a good defense will cost. When you come to the Law Offices of Randolph Rice you will get a free consultation with competitive fees moving forward. When you are quoted a fee for your case, you are given a flat fee for the total representation of your case. When dealing with family matters, you pay one upfront fee that goes towards court fees. Criminal defense attorneys can be expensive, but a good defense does not have to be.

How much evidence does the State need to convict me?

In a criminal trial, the State has the burden of proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the State must provide compelling evidence to prove each element of the crime for which you are charged with. Typically, the State will produce evidence consisting in the form of testimony from witnesses as well as scientific evidence like DNA or fingerprints. Providing a defense to this type of evidence can be difficult, but a skilled defense attorney will work their best to produce doubt in the State’s case. Leave the hard work to us, call a Canton criminal attorney today.

How should I dress for court?

A person that is charged with a crime and has to appear in court should dress appropriately. This means for men a suit and ties or dress pants with a buttoned shirt. For women, either a dress or skirt or dress pants and a blouse. You should never wear shorts or tee shirts to appear at court. Dressing appropriately will provide your image for the judge and shows respect for the court. Appearing in court can be a scary experience, especially if it is your first time, so dressing well will help alleviate some of the stress. Worry about your appearance at court and allow a skilled Canton criminal lawyer worry about the rest.

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Being arrested and facing criminal charges is a scary, life changing event. But you don’t have to face it alone. Call an experienced Canton criminal attorney to stand by your side.


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