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Criminal process has multiple stages; legal experience matters

In Maryland and elsewhere, many people who have never been involved with the criminal justice system likely underestimate how complex and exhaustive it can be. Common misconceptions regarding what occurs following an arrest are often starkly opposed to what constitutes reality in criminal law.

Most fundamentally, a criminal matter can entail myriad stages during which a person charged with a crime has strong need for the steady and studied input of a criminal defense attorney. Proven -- that is, knowledgeable, aggressive and tactically sound -- legal representation can have a material effect on a case outcome at every phase of the criminal process, including these critical junctures:

  • Initial investigation and grand jury appearances
  • Bond and detention hearings
  • Preliminary hearings, arraignments and initial appearances
  • Pretrial motions and hearings
  • Trial and sentencing
  • Appellate matters

Given all these distinct facets involved with a criminal charge, it is patently obvious why a criminal defendant would want to secure the prompt assistance of a deeply experienced defense attorney as opposed to a novice practitioner or lawyer whose practice is narrowly tailored.

Obviously, not all defense attorneys bring a similar level of experience and acumen to the task of providing maximally effective representation to people squared off against the plenary powers of police officers and prosecutors.

At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., we take pride in the singular experience we bring to bear on behalf of people who need our assistance. We believe in good faith that our defense representation is unmatched for its focus, vigor and strong client empathy.

James N. Papirmeister adds to his credentials as a long-tenured defense attorney uncommonly integrated and hard-earned experience gained as a former law clerk and state prosecutor. He applies this broad-based skill set and acumen on behalf of every client he represents, from the beginning of a case through its final resolution.

Detailed information about our firm and practice is readily available online at our Silver Spring, Maryland, Criminal Defense page. We highly welcome your visit.

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Law Offices of
James N. Papirmeister, Esq.

Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq.
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As Published in Washingtonian Magazine | Washington's Best Legal Minds | 2013