Mount Airy Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Divided between Carroll and Frederick counties, Mount Airy is a small town accessible by the Baltimore National Pike. If you are located in this area and have been charged with a crime, a Mount Airy criminal lawyer may be able to help. Criminal charges can severely alter one’s future, but if you call today, The Rice, Murtha & Psoras may be able to mitigate the punishments.

Charges a Mount Airy Criminal Attorney Handles


Are you facing charges for driving while under the influence? Whether you made a mistake one night and this is your first offense or not, a Mount Airy criminal attorney can advise you on what to expect and what may be the best court course action. There are different types of drunk driving offenses in Maryland such as driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while under the influence and under the age of 21, driving while impaired by alcohol or driving while impaired by drugs or a controlled dangerous substance. All of these offenses are serious crimes in Maryland and may be punished by fines and/or prison time. If you have been charged with any of these offenses call Rice, Murtha & Psoras.

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Maryland drug statutes impose strict punishments for many types of drug crimes. There are many types of offenses such as possession, intent to sell, and transportation. If you are convicted of possession of ten grams or less of marijuana the punishment is a fine up to $500 and jail time of up to 90 days. However, trafficking of marijuana between 5-45 kilograms is a felony with much stricter of a punishment including a fine up to $10,000. When facing drug charges there could be a punishment of probation imposed from one day to five years. This punishment is left up to the discretion of the judges. Overall, do not go to court alone, call a Mount Airy criminal lawyer today to assist in your defense.

Abuse Cases

The accusation of abuse is a serious matter that can ruin a reputation. If convicted, there could be a lengthy jail sentence and a permanent criminal record. There are three offenses under the umbrella of abuse cases; domestic abuse, child abuse and elder abuse. All three charges are taken very seriously that result in jail time and a fine. If you are facing charges for abuse be sure to call an experienced attorney today.

Which Court Will I Appear At?

Since Mount Airy is divided by Carroll and Frederick counties, where the citation is issued may determine what court you go to. There is a District Court in both counties, but both handle general jurisdiction cases in Maryland. The jurisdiction of the District Courts is concurrent with that of the Circuit Courts in Maryland, covering criminal misdemeanors and certain felonies where the penalty is prison for 3 or more years or a fine of $2,500 or more. The only difference is that District Courts do not conduct jury trials.

Commonly Asked Questions

What type of cases do you generally handle?

Rice, Murtha & Psoras generally handles cases that involve going to court or trial work.  That means if a client has to go to Court then Mr. Rice would be the lawyer that would handle that type of case. That includes criminal cases, where people are charged with a crime or DUI/DWI or a traffic ticket. The office also handles cases that involve personal injury or accidents. That means if you have been hurt because someone else was negligent, then Mr. Rice would help that client recover money for their injuries.  The office also handles family law, medical malpractice, will drafting and estate administration.

How much experience do you have?

Randolph Rice handles about 300-400 cases a year that vary from serious criminal charges to minor misdemeanors. Mr. Rice has represented hundreds of clients hurt in car and truck accidents as well as medical malpractice cases. Mr. Rice will represent you with over a decade of practice and experience. No matter what defense you need, you may rest easy knowing Rice, Murtha & Psoras will competently handle your case for the best outcome possible.

How do I know if I need a lawyer?

There are many types of legal issues that might require a lawyer’s help. However, knowing if you need a lawyer and finding the right lawyer may seem like a daunting task. Questions may arise such as how do I know if this lawyer has experience in the type of case that I have. If you are facing any type of legal charges, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras for a consultation to determine the best options for you.

Contact an Attorney to Discuss Your Options

Get help today for your criminal charges, do not hesitate. Being charged with a crime can be a scary and time-consuming process, but you do not have to do it alone. Call a Mount Airy criminal attorney do discuss your options.


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"The attorneys at Rice, Murtha & Psoras have a way of making you feel comfortable even in dire circumstances. They really knows what they're doing, and they're patient and ready to help.

The result: a very generous settlement and a return to normal life. I highly recommend them."

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