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Silver Spring Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia
If you are facing criminal charges or are under investigation, you need someone who will protect your rights. Even a misdemeanor conviction can result in jail time, a substantial fine, loss of employment, deportation or other immigration consequences and the social stigma of being a convicted criminal. Never underestimate the importance of hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Over 26 years of Criminal Law Experience
For over 26 years, James N. Papirmeister, a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer, has handled criminal cases, first as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney. He has defended thousands of clients facing serious criminal charges.
With many years of experience as a Silver Spring criminal defense lawyer, and as a prosecutor with the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, James Papirmeister understands what it takes to successfully defend clients against felony, misdemeanor and juvenile charges. In fact, as a former prosecutor, Mr. Papirmeister earned the reputation as the "Minute Man," for his ability to convince a jury of a defendant's guilt in just minutes. This same level of determined legal tenacity now helps his client's with all of their criminal defense needs.
If the state or federal government has charged you with a crime, contact us at the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., located in Silver Spring and Suitland, Maryland, to schedule a free initial consultation. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular business hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.
Our Criminal Defense Practice
In our criminal defense practice, we defend people charged with all types of crimes including:
- Assaults and misdemeanors as well as juvenile crimes
- Violent crimes including murder, and rape and sexual assault
- Child abuse and child pornography
- Felony and misdemeanor drug crimes
- Arson, armed robbery, burglary, extortion, handgun offenses and thefts
- White collar offenses including bank larceny, fraud, public corruption charges
- Driving offenses, such as motor vehicle manslaughter, driving uninsured, revoked or suspended, and DWIs or DUIs, to name a few.
This representation encompasses all stages of the criminal process, from the initial investigation, to bond and detention hearings, preliminary hearings, initial appearances, pretrial motions and suppression hearings, trials, sentencings and new trial hearings, as well as appeals, expungements, post-sentencing modifications, post-conviction, coram nobis and other post-trial proceedings.
High-Quality Representation Counts
Over the years, our firm has represented countless clients involved in high-profile cases. For 15 years, James N. Papirmeister has earned an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.* This means he has gained the respect of the state’s legal community for his skilled representation. He has been selected in the 2011 Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, limited to only the most distinguished law practices, receiving the highest rating for legal ability and the highest rating for ethics and adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.
The firm's clients include doctors, lawyers, police officers, psychologists, politicians, athletes, school teachers, musicians, accountants, plumbers, electricians, contractors, computer installers and programmers, as well as the average man, woman or child in the community. We also represent federal and state law enforcement agents, officers and employees.
Contact Our Experienced Rockville Criminal Defense Attorney
To speak with an experienced Rockville criminal defense attorney about a DUI, drug crime, violent crime or other felony, misdemeanor or juvenile case, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., to schedule a free initial consultation. We defend people throughout the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, including Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Greenbelt, Bowie, College Park, Oxon Hill, Temple Hills, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, Charles, Washington and Baltimore counties.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.