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Criminal Defense Attorneys

The SRIS Law Group criminal defense attorneys in Virginia & Maryland will aggressively defend you against any type of criminal charge. Our criminal defense lawyers are primarily former prosecutors and have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system.

Regardless of whether it is a simple misdemeanor or a very serious felony in Virginia or Maryland, you can count on our team of criminal attorneys to defend you before the state & federal courts of Virginia & Maryland.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case

Criminal defense lawyers at The SRIS Law Group have a great deal of experience defending even the most serious criminal allegations including murder, drug crimes, assault, robbery, embezzlement, money laundering, vehicular homicide, sex crimes, domestic abuse, etc.

Serious Criminal Defense


At The SRIS Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys understand that your life, your record and your freedom mean a great deal to you. Our criminal defense lawyers in Virginia & Maryland will work to ensure an optimal result for you in plea negotiations, trial or an appeal. We are skilled negotiators who are prepared to go to trial when necessary on your behalf.

If you are charged with a crime, you will have to appear in front of the court. In this case, the accused is defined as the criminal. As a defense, you and your criminal lawyer will most likely need to establish a type of criminal defense to prevent charges. Criminal defense is an argument that seeks to challenge the validity and accuracy of prosecution evidence. The legal advisor is the party trying to prove the criminal charges against you.

Criminal defense in affirmation:

Some criminal defenses seek to overlook evidence of prosecution by proving that it is false. However, there are a number of types of defenses that accept some correct evidence. These defenses are often referred to as positive or affirmative kind of defenses. Affirmation of defense requires that the criminal, along with his criminal lawyer, provide evidence supporting the defense. For example, suppose a person have been charged with first-degree murder. First-degree murder is when you plan to kill in advance. Person and his lawyer may choose to prove witnesses. The witness is the person who confirms that you have not committed the crime. In this example, the argument is defense.

Defense of insanity:

Made popular through TV shows and movies, defense madness is not often used and also is it often successful. This defense states that you committed the crime but did not know that what you did was wrong. To use a mad defense successfully, you must have a severe mental illness or a defect at the time the crime is committed. You and your lawyer must provide clear and convincing evidence that you have such a mental illness or defect and that this disease or defect led to your misunderstanding that your actions were wrong.
Relying on madness defense can be risky. By using it, you acknowledge that you committed a crime. This means that if the jury refuses to defend your insanity, it is likely that they will find you guilty. Before using this criminal defense, consult your criminal lawyer.

Abandonment and withdrawal:

Abandonment and withdrawal is another type of criminal defense available to criminals for defense. This defense is also referred to as abandonment. This defense basically provides that you will commit a crime or be a partner in a crime but then decide to give up any participation. It is technically positive defense, so you and your lawyer must show evidence to prove the abandonment has occurred. In addition, in order for the defense of abandonment and withdrawal to be effective, your actions prior to withdrawal from crime should not have contributed in any way to the crime, or you must notify the police before the crime occurred.

Most common criminal defenses:

There are a number of other criminal defenses that the criminal can issue.

Some of the most common criminal defenses include: Self-defense: This defense provides those measures, which may be considered a criminal offense, are necessary for self-defense.

  • Consent: This defense acknowledges that the crime committed some kind of work but also states that the victim has agreed to this act.
  • Poisoning: Although being drunk is not necessarily obvious to you from most crimes, it can in some cases deny an element of a crime.
  • Status of limitations: This defense provides that the period of time for the case to charge the crime, and therefore the charges must be dropped.

The following are some of the laws in VA & MD:

If any person maliciously burns, or by the use of any explosive device or substance, maliciously destroys, in whole or in part, or causes to be burned or destroyed, or aids, counsels, or procures the burning or destroying, of any meeting house, courthouse, townhouse, college, academy, schoolhouse, or other building erected for public use except an asylum, hotel, jail, prison or church or building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, or any banking house, warehouse, storehouse, manufactory, mill, or other house,

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  • Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 6-408 Entry on property for purpose of invading privacy of occupants

(a) Prohibited. — A person may not enter on the property of another for the purpose of invading the privacy of an occupant of a building or enclosure located on the property by looking into a window, door, or other opening.

(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.

  • ALM GL ch. 266, § 8.  Negligence in Cases of Fire.

Whoever, not being a tenant thereof, sets or increases a fire upon land of another whereby the property of another is injured, or whoever negligently or wilfully suffers any fire upon his own land to extend beyond the limits thereof whereby the woods or property of another are injured, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two years, and the town where such fire occurred may recover in an action of tort, brought within two years after the cause of action accrues, against any such person the expense of extinguishing such fire.