Respected and Experienced Silver Spring Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.

30 Years of Criminal Law Experience

For 30 years, James N. Papirmeister, a highly skilled Silver Spring criminal defense attorney, has handled criminal cases, first as a Judicial Law Clerk, then as a prosecutor, and for the last 20 plus years, as a criminal defense lawyer. He has defended thousands of clients facing all types of 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, in his final year as a prosecutor in 1995, Mr. Papirmeister was dubbed as " The Minute Man" in a newspaper article chronicling his string of victories in homicide cases, where juries in three separate murder trials, each returned verdicts of guilt as to first degree murder, after just minutes of deliberation. This same level of determined legal tenacity now helps his clients 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 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 adults and juveniles charged with, or under investigation for, all types of federal and state crimes. This representation encompasses all stages of the criminal process, from the initial investigation, arranging cooperation agreements and debriefings, and handling grand jury appearances, to bond and detention hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignments and initial appearances.

Once charges are filed, we then handle pretrial motions and suppression hearings, trials, adjudicatory hearings, new trial motions, and sentencings, as well as violations of probation, and sentencing modifications and reconsiderations. We also handle appeals, post convictions, coram nobis petitions, and regular and special "good cause" expungement petitions.

Silver Spring Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia Who Knows That High-Quality Representation Counts

For all of his 18 straight years in criminal defense private practice, James N. Papirmeister has earned an A-V 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 also been selected in the 2014 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, limited to only the most distinguished law practices, receiving the highest rating for ethics and adherence to the professional standards of conduct, 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.

*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.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings combine very high general ethic standings with legal ability numerical ratings to provide those seeking legal services with a ranking system that can help them identify top-quality legal professionals. Attorneys are first judged based on their adherence to general ethics, conduct, and professional qualities, such as reliability. If they are deemed to be "very high" in these areas, they will then be evaluated on a scale of 1-5 in five areas, including legal knowledge, judgment, legal experience, analytical capabilities, and communication ability. They will then be given one of three distinctions, Rated, BV Distinguished, or AV Preeminent, depending on their overall score, with AV Preeminent being the highest distinction.