Silver Spring Criminal Lawyer

Silver Spring is a census-designated place located just outside of Washington, DC, the nation’s capital with a population of roughly 80,000 people according to most recent data. It has a number of shops and restaurants and busy night life that make it a prime target for DUI arrests and other criminal offenses.

Police in Silver Spring

The main police agency making arrests in Silver Spring is the Montgomery County Police Department (“MCPD”). The main police department in Silver Spring is the MCPD Third District Station:
Third District Station

1002 Milestone Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Phone Number: (240) 773-6800

Its located on Milestone Drive between Columbia Pike and New Hampshire Avenue. The closest Metro station is Silver Spring on the Red Line. Getting arrested in Silver Spring would likely lead to booking at the MCPD Third District Station. When someone is arrested, police will typically put them in handcuffs, fingerprint them, and take a mug shot. Police also have to process paperwork before someone can be released. When someone you know gets arrested, it can often be difficult to figure out where the person will be taken and when they will be released.

Contacting a qualified and experienced Silver Spring criminal or DUI lawyer can help you located your friend or loved one to figure out where they are and when they will get released. In addition to MCPD, Maryland State Police have jurisdiction to make arrests in Silver Spring. The closest Maryland State Police Barracks is in Rockville, which is about 25 minutes away by car.

Criminal Charges in Silver Spring

Silver Spring is a relatively bustling area where many of its residents who work in Washington, DC work. It’s a common scenario where folks working in DC might attend a happy hour after work or other social event and drive back home afterwards. Doing so can lead to getting pulled over and ultimately arrested for DUI in Silver Spring. It is also common for arrests for the following offenses to occur:
Attorney Morgan E. Leigh is an experienced criminal and DUI defense lawyer who aggressively represents individuals arrested in Silver Spring. Getting arrested often leads to a criminal charge in Montgomery County.

Silver Spring Courthouses

Maryland state courts are divided by county and within each county there is a Circuit Court and District Court. Many cases originate from District Court while other more serious felony matters may originate from Circuit Court. In District Court cases, there is no jury demand. In other words, the defendant’s trial will occur only before a judge and the judge rather than a jury of the defendant’s peers will decide guilt or innocence.

In Montgomery County, there is one Circuit Court:

Montgomery County Circuit Court

50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone Number: (240) 777-9400

However, there are two District Courts, including one in Silver Spring:

District Court for Montgomery County (06-01)
191 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: 301-563-8800
District Court for Montgomery County (06-02)

8552 Second Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: 301-563-8500

If a defendant has a trial in District Court, they can appeal the case to Circuit Court. And such an appeal can lead to the defendant getting a whole new trial.

Hiring a Silver Spring Criminal Defense Attorney

Because any arrest and criminal charge is serious, its important to hire an aggressive Silver Spring criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Morgan E. Leigh has experience defending a variety of offenses including misdemeanors and felonies. Whether charged with DUI, assault, domestic violence, gun or drug crimes, or other offenses, contact Attorney Morgan E. Leigh for a full case evaluation.

She can advise you of what immediate steps you should take in advance of your court date. In addition, she can provide you with an overview of possible defenses and a range of potential outcomes for the case. Remember, if you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Silver Spring, Montgomery County or surrounding counties, contact Attorney Morgan E. Leigh. When faced with a criminal charge, you are not alone.