(410) 535-6100

The stakes are high if you’ve been charged with a crime. Don’t risk walking into a courtroom without the knowledge and expertise of a Ferrante & Dill attorney at your side. Before you even step foot in front of a judge, we will be able to evaluate the evidence against you and prepare a solid defense. If you’ve been offered a plea, our attorneys can discuss the potential consequences and ensure you get the best possible outcome. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients facing criminal charges in the Maryland district and federal court systems.


We represent clients in matters including:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

In Maryland, you can be charged with a DUI if you blow a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or above on a breathalyzer test; you may be charged with a DWI if you blow below .08 BAC, but fail a field sobriety test. In either case, you risk fines, points on your license, imprisonment, and suspension of your driver’s license. The attorneys at Ferrante & Dill can help you prepare to go before a judge to get the most favorable outcome. For more information see our video explaining the difference between DUI and DWI. Click to view video

Traffic/MVA hearings

A “simple” ticket isn’t always as simple as you may think. If you have an upcoming court date or administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles for a moving violation, a parking ticket, a non-moving violation, or violations associated with crimes including DUI/DWI, we are here to help you understand the charges against you and the potential legal consequences. You may need to gather documents and witnesses to present the strongest case; we’re here to advise you.

Drug Possession and Drug Distribution Charges

Drug possession and distribution crimes are a focus of law enforcement here in Maryland; and the Courts come down hard on people involved in drug crimes. If you have been charged with a drug-related offense it is imperative that you retain counsel as early as possible to get the best possible outcome for your case. Delays can compromise your defense. We offer free initial consultations in all criminal matters.

Theft and Burglary

No matter the circumstances, attorneys at Ferrante & Dill will work vigorously to defend you against pending charges. We will examine the State’s case for flaws, and ensure that your rights are protected.


If you’ve been charged with fraud, our criminal defense attorneys will take the time to review the evidence against you and listen to your side of the story. We will then advise you of the potential penalties if you are convicted, and work to present a strong defense on your behalf.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence charges can have serious impact on other areas of your life including security clearances, your career, and custody arrangements. If you’ve been accused of violence by a family member or significant other, you’ll need an advocate to minimize the charges’ impact. Ferrante and Dill attorneys are very experienced in these types of cases and there is no charge for the initial consultation.

Assault and Battery

Because assault and battery are fairly common crimes, it’s tempting to use the internet to seek information about your potential penalties. Don’t. The specific details of your case play an important role in the outcome. A Ferrante & Dill attorney will listen to your version of the situation and carefully prepare a defense that best suits your needs. We are experienced in representing clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, in district and federal court.

Juvenile matters

Kids make bad decisions. Sometimes those decisions result in criminal charges. In some cases, a child may even be treated as an adult under the law. As a parent, it can be terrifying trying to figure out the best way to keep your kid’s mistake from having life-long consequences. Our juvenile defense attorneys have represented many children in both the juvenile and adult systems. Your child has a long life ahead of them and a lot of time to do good in this world, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can do our part to help them on that path.

Contact our office today for all of your Maryland Criminal Law needs. 410.535.6100 or We have offices in Prince Frederick and Lexington Park to better serve our clients.

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