Practice Areas

Criminal Law

Maryland Criminal Lawyers

If you find yourself charged with a crime in Maryland, you will need an experienced lawyer. The criminal defense lawyers at Alperstein & Diener have consistently secured positive case results for our clients, and have the skills and experience necessary to construct a strategic defense on your behalf.

Types of Criminal Offenses

The Baltimore criminal defense attorneys at Alperstein & Diener have the ability to represent clients in a variety of criminal matters, such as:

  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Sex Offenses
  • Murder
  • Serious Traffic Offenses
Criminal Defense

Criminal charges can range from minor to serious crimes, but all of them have one thing in common: prosecutors and judges will attempt to use the criminal justice system to their advantage to convict the accused. Alperstein and Diener are resourceful and skilled in the area of criminal defense, and are dedicated to ensuring that your rights are protected. Their experience and nuanced understanding of criminal defense law allow for the best possible case outcomes.

Traffic Violations

Moving violations can have serious consequences such as license points, monetary fines and license suspension. Such violations could also impact other areas of life such as your career, particularly for individuals who regularly drive to work. The attorneys at Alperstein and Diener keep these consequences in mind while representing clients for a wide range of traffic violations and offenses, including speeding tickets, moving violations, reckless driving, and more. By speaking on behalf of their clients in traffic court, Alperstein and Diener increase the odds that a favorable verdict will be handed down.


Being charged with DUI can be a terrifying prospect with serious lifelong consequences. Many important questions arise as a result of a DUI charge that could change final court decision, but individuals who do not seek representation may not to know ask. Often, DUI charges must be dropped because of mistakes made by the police in the course of accusing and arresting the defendant. Alperstein and Diener understand the monumental importance of being able to legally operate a vehicle, and as such have extensive experience with defending individuals charged with DUI. They have represented clients in DUI cases of all kinds, and understand what questions to ask to ensure that the charged individual has the best chance of avoiding serious penalties.

Juvenile Charges

Individuals who are charged with a crime and are underage face substantial hardship as a result. The criminal defense attorneys at Alperstein & Diener understand the repercussions of juvenile charges, not only in terms of penalties, but on the remainder of an individual’s life. If you or a family member is facing juvenile criminal charges, it is essential that you have skilled and experienced legal representation to defend your rights. The criminal law attorneys at Alperstein & Diener have successfully defended numerous juvenile clients, and are prepared to take on even the most complex cases.

Protective Orders

Having a protective order filed against you can cause irreparable harm for your career, your permanent record and your life. If you are facing a restraining order, it is important that you have the opportunity to properly convey your side of the story in a court of law.  In such cases, the criminal defense attorneys at Alperstein & Diener can help. We have ample experience representing clients against unwarranted protective orders, and will work with you to ensure the best outcome for your individual case.

Consequences for Criminal Convictions

Convictions resulting from criminal charges can lead to fines, probation and even incarceration. Collateral consequences of convictions include violations of parole/probation, problems with immigration, suspension or revocation of professional licenses and a long list of other possibilities.

Contact a Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney

If you, a family member, or a friend have been charged with a crime, it is essential that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Individuals who have been charged with a crime and released from jail may contact the criminal defense attorneys at Alperstein & Diener in order to schedule a free consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss the charges, the possible consequences, and the process of constructing a defense for the case.

If the charged individual must remain in jail while awaiting trial, our attorneys can make arrangements to schedule a consultation in the jail in order to discuss the case in person. Any fees charged for this consultation will usually be credited toward the overall fee for representation, should our attorneys be hired to represent the case.

If you have not been charged with a criminal offense, but you are being investigated, or if you fear that you may be charged in the future, call to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with one of our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys.