Misdemeanors A Fierce Advocate On Your Side

Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Queen Anne’s County

Defending against All Types of Misdemeanor Charges

Although less serious than felony charges, misdemeanor charges still carry penalties that can include fines and/or jail time along with other severe penalties. Furthermore, just as in a felony conviction, a misdemeanor conviction will land you with a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by future employers, landlords, and professional licensing agencies.

Aggressive legal representation by a competent and trusted criminal defense attorney is essential when you’re up against the criminal justice system. With your future on the line, you need to turn to Matthew Penick Law. As a trial lawyer, Matthew knows how to investigate and prepare cases built to withstand the prosecution.

Are you facing misdemeanor charges on Kent Island? Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (410) 618-0863 or contacting us online today.

Maryland Misdemeanor Cases

Misdemeanors are not categorized into classes in Maryland. Each crime is defined separately, carrying its own penalties. While most misdemeanor penalties involve jail time of less than a year and/or fines, some misdemeanors can carry up to 10 years of incarceration. Fines can range from $500 to $5,000.

Examples of Maryland misdemeanors include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of marijuana or other drugs (CDS cases)
  • Second-degree assault
  • Theft of goods or services valued under $1,000
  • Vandalism
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Carrying a concealed weapon

We Are Here to Protect Your Rights

A misdemeanor conviction can have serious consequences, depriving you of certain rights, damaging your reputation, and jeopardizing your employment and financial stability. You deserve the aggressive defense strategies offered by Matthew Penick Law. You can depend on our Queen Anne’s County misdemeanor defense attorney to serve you with integrity and determination.

Consult with us today by calling (410) 618-0863. We defend clients across Queen Anne's County from our office on Kent Island.


  • Easy & Quick Communication & Free Initial Consultations
  • Competent Legal Representation in the Community
  • Outstanding Legal & Negotiating Skills
  • Personalized, Client-Centered Approach

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