Criminal Lawyer Rockville MD
Rockville, Maryland is the county seat for Montgomery County, a county that borders Washington, DC. Highway 270, a major throughway connecting DC to I-70, runs through Rockville. Maryland State Police and Rockville City Police aggressively enforce traffic and DUI crimes due to the high level of traffic in the area.
Rockville also borders Bethesda, Maryland, another populous community in Montgomery County. The population of Rockville is estimated to be approximately 70,000 people. Many individuals who live in Rockville commute into Washington, DC for work. Even so, Rockville is home to numerous biotechnology and software companies as well as several federal government institutions. Rockville, Maryland is known for being a safe place to live in the suburbs of DC. In fact, according to crime statistics, Rockville’s crime rate is noticeably below average for towns of similar size. Rockville also boasts below-average violent crime rates.
Due to relatively low crime within its city limits, Rockville police are able to focus their efforts on different issues, most notably the town’s more recent crackdowns on drunk driving. Given its large population, numerous restaurants and bars, and proximity to DC, the police of Rockville are aggressive in enforcing its laws, especially DUI offenses.
Police in Rockville
Like other cities in Montgomery County, the main police agency making arrests in Rockville is the Montgomery County Police Department (“MCPD”). Its Rockville station is located at:
First District Station
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: (240) 773-6070
The First District Station is actually located in neighboring Gaithersburg in between Highway 270 and 28 near the Montgomery County Public Safety Memorial.
In addition, Rockville has a local city police force. The Rockville City Police Department makes arrest and has jurisdiction in Rockville. Its located at:
Rockville City Police Department
2 W. Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-8900
Email [email protected]
The Rockville City Police Department is located near the Rockville Town Square off W. Montgomery Avenue near the Beall-Dawson Museum. The closest Metro station to the police department is the Rockville Metro station on the Red line.
If you or a friend or loved one are arrested in Rockville, you may not be sure where the police take the person for processing. Contacting an experienced Rockville criminal defense lawyer can likely help you track down your friend or loved one.
Finally, the Maryland State Police have a barracks in Rockville:
Barrack N – Rockville
7915 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20854
Email: [email protected]
Criminal Charges in Rockville
Rockville is a decent size population center with lots of restaurants and bars making it an ideal place for police to enforce DUI and traffic stops. In particular, many Rockville residents work in the District of Columbia and have long commutes coming to and from work. It is common for police to make arrests in Rockville for a variety of criminal offenses including:
Attorney Morgan E. Leigh is an aggressive defense lawyer with experience defending folks who have been arrested in Rockville. She is an aggressive advocate who will fight to ensure your rights are protected.
The State of Maryland divides its trial courts by county. Within each county, there is a District Court and Circuit Court. Most cases originate in District Court except serious felonies.
There is one Circuit Court for Montgomery County:
50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone Number: (240) 777-9400
There is also a District Court located in Rockville as well:
Prince George’s County District Court (06-01)
191 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: 301-563-8800
Finally, there is a second District Court for Montgomery County located in Silver Spring:
Prince George’s County District Court (06-02)
8552 Second Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: 301-563-8500
A typical criminal case, like a DUI, in Montgomery County, will originate in District Court. In District Court, the defendant can have a trial before a Judge. The judge will both determine what facts it believes (as the fact finder) and apply those facts to the law in making a decision about whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty.
If the defendant loses at District Court, she can appeal to Circuit Court and get a new trial. The trial in Circuit Court will be held in front of a jury. In a jury trial, it’s the members of the community on the jury who determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty. The judge instructs the jury on the law.
Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Rockville MD
Attorney Morgan Leigh is an expert criminal defense lawyer that has years of experience successfully advocating for those that have been arrested in Rockville and across Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. She has a longstanding working relationship with the judges and prosecutors of Montgomery County and will be able to craft the strongest defense possible to protect your rights in a court of law. As your lawyer, Attorney Leigh will be a fierce barrier between you and the government, handling all requests and technicalities the government can try and throw your way.
If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in Rockville, Maryland, look no further. Contact Attorney Leigh immediately to put your criminal case in the best hands possible.