Clinton Criminal Lawyer

Clinton Maryland is an unincorporated census-designated place located near Washington DC in Prince George’s County. It borders Andres Airforce Base and has a population of approximately 40,000 people. Its also located next to Camp Springs, Melwood, and Rosaryville. Located about 20 miles from the center of Washington, DC, it’s a prime location for DUI and other traffic related arrests.

Police in Clinton

Because it is not an incorporated city, Clinton does not have its own local police force. Instead, the Prince George’s County Police and Maryland State Police are the only state level police agencies with authority to make arrests in Clinton. Prince George’s County Police Station
District 5 is located in Clinton.
Prince George’s County Police Department

District Five
6707 Groveton Dr
Clinton, MD 20735
Phone: (301) 856-3130

In addition to Clinton, District Five station services Accokeek, Rosaryville, Aquasco, Marlton, Brandywine, Croom as well as parts of Camp Springs and Upper Marlboro.

The closest Maryland State Police barracks to Clinton is located about 6.5 miles away in Forestville. There is another Maryland State Police barracks located in La Plata and another in college Park that are the next closest.

If you or a friend or loved one have been arrested in Maryland, one of the first steps is figuring out which station the police will take the arrested person for booking. A qualified Prince George’s County criminal and DUI defense lawyer can help determine where the booking may occur.

Criminal Charges in Clinton

Clinton is a busy suburb of the nation’s capital just outside the Beltway (Highway 495). Its located off of Branch Avenue but not metro accessible to Washington, DC. Accordingly, the location is ripe for individuals driving to and from the District. Its closest metro station, Branch Avenue, is still about a ten minute drive from Clinton.

Additionally, Prince George’s County police make arrests for the following crimes, among others, in Clinton:

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh has experience representing individuals charged with crimes in Prince George’s County. Any arrest can lead to potential jail time, loss of license, or other collateral consequences. Getting in touch with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Maryland can make all the difference in your case.

Courthouses in Clinton

Like all Maryland Courts, the State divides the county courts into District and Circuit Courts. Circuit Court tends to be where the more serious cases are initiated. The Circuit Court with jurisdiction over Clinton is PG County Circuit Court:
Prince George’s County Circuit Court

14735 Main St
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-3318

There are also two District Courts with jurisdiction over Clinton at the following locations:

Prince George’s County District Court (05-02)

14735 Main Street, Suite 173B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 298-4000

Prince George’s County District Court (05-01)

4990 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: (301) 298-4200

Unlike some jurisdictions, a defendant arrested in Clinton could have a first trial at the District Court level. If the defendant loses the case, they have the opportunity to appeal it to the Circuit Court where the defendant gets a whole new trial. Therefore, when looking for a criminal or DUI defense lawyer in Clinton, its important to consider an attorney who has experience trying cases in both District and Circuit Court.

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh is an aggressive advocate who not only fights for her clients but also cares about them. She will fight to protect your rights, negotiate with the prosecutor, and seek out the best possible result. If you or someone you know has been arrested in Clinton, Prince George’s County, Maryland, contact Attorney Morgan E. Leigh today for a full case evaluation.