Gaithersburg criminal lawyer

The City of Gaithersburg is the fourth largest city in the State of Maryland. It has a population estimated at approximately 70,000 people. To get to Gaithersburg by car, it’s about a 40-minute drive from Washington, DC without traffic. Its just north of Rockville and part of Montgomery County. Highway 270 runs through Gaithersburg and it’s a prime location for DUI traffic enforcement.

Police in Gaithersburg

Local, county, and state police all have jurisdiction to make arrests in Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg Police Department shares jurisdiction for policing the city with the Montgomery County Police Department. Its police station is located at:
Gaithersburg Police Department

Police Station
14 Folks Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: (301) 258-6400

It is located off highway 270 via Diamond Avenue. In addition to the local police force, the Montgomery County Police Department (“MCPD”) also makes arrests in Gaithersburg and has a station located in the city.

Montgomery County Police Department

Sixth District Station
45 West Watkins Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (240) 773-5700

The Montgomery County Sixth District Station is located off of highway 270 and MD 117 W. Finally, the Maryland State Police closest Barracks is Barracks N in Rockville. When a friend or loved one gets arrested, it often can be hard to determine where the police took the individual. Often times, police may give inaccurate information or simply not have the answers you are looking for. Accordingly, its important to contact a Gaithersburg criminal lawyer who can assist you in finding out where the police took the arrested person.

Criminal Charges in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg is a populous city with little public transportation available. In fact, the DC Metro redline only goes as far as Shady Grove into Montgomery County. Many residents commute to and from work. It is not uncommon for someone to go to a work event or happy hour and drive home. DUI enforcement is aggressive in Montgomery County. Its also common for Gaithersburg police to make arrests for the following offenses:
There is one Circuit Court located in Montgomery County:
Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone Number: (240) 777-9400

In addition, there are two District Courts—one in Silver Spring and one in Rockville:

District Court for Montgomery County (06-02)
8552 Second Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: 301-563-8500
District Court for Montgomery County (06-01)
191 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: 301-563-8800
For any case that starts in District Court, the defendant can have a trial before a judge and if convicted can appeal the case to Circuit Court. At Circuit Court, the case is heard de novo, which means the defendant can get a whole new trial. A dedicated Montgomery County criminal defense lawyer may try the case in District Court, lock the officers down on certain testimony, and then use the transcript from the original trial to the defendant’s advantage in Circuit Court.

Because potential loss of liberty always exists in a criminal case, if arrested in Montgomery County, its critical to find and hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Hiring a Gaithersburg Criminal Lawyer

Getting arrested is an incredibly stressful event. Not having the proper guidance of a qualified Montgomery County criminal lawyer can make a bad situation even worse. An important quality for any criminal defense lawyer is to have experience in the court system. Attorney Morgan E. Leigh is a former Montgomery County public defender who has litigated over 1000 cases in the Montgomery County court system. She is dedicated and committed to her clients every step of the way. Contact her for a full case evaluation today.