Criminal Law


Being charged with a crime is serious and can cause real worry and concern.  But the Constitution gives you rights. We understand and use those rights to help you and to fight for you.

We have experience helping, and fighting for, hundreds of people charged with crimes. We can help you also. Please call us at (301) 340 – 8200, or email us, at to assist you in fighting criminal charges.

In general, there are two classifications of crimes, misdemeanors and felonies.  Misdemeanors are less severe crimes that are usually punishable by no more than a year in jail, fines, and community service.  Most misdemeanors are nonviolent crimes such as simple drug possession, DUI/DWI, driving with a revoked license and similar offenses.

Felonies are more serious crimes such as the distribution of, or dealing, drugs, more serious motor vehicle accidents that have resulted in injuries to others, and thefts or fraud involving large amounts of money. Punishment for a felony exceeds one year of incarceration and often includes significant fines.

Our attorneys understand the concern people have when confronted with significant charges from the government. We have represented many people in these situations.  We are familiar with state and federal criminal laws and will advise you of the best way to defend the allegations.  In many cases, particularly when you are charged with a first offense misdemeanor, we may be able to help you avoid jail time.

The criminal attorneys at The Garza Firm have a proven track record of providing a successful defense for many clients.  We have also negotiated favorable plea bargains that have helped clients reduce or avoid significant penalities.  Trying to defend against a criminal charge as a pro se defendant (by yourself) can result in increased penalties, including jail time. You have rights. Please hire an attorney who is familiar with those rights and with fighting for defendants.   Rely on the experience of  The Garza Firm.  Call our office to schedule a visit, so we can help you protect your rights. Our telephone number is (301) 340 – 8200 and our email is