December 05, 2014
If you find yourself charged with a criminal offense (including a jailable traffic offense such as drunk driving), the assistance of a capable and experienced criminal defense attorney is invaluable to your cause. A capable attorney can protect your rights throughout the litigation process by reviewing and analyzing evidence, utilizing the rules of criminal procedure and evidence to protect your rights, negotiating with the prosecuting authorities and challenging the legal and factual accusations at trial, as well as in numerous other ways. MLG attorney D. Scott Messersmith is a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney who has been practicing criminal law for more than 14 years in Maryland.
In a recent theft case in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Mr. Messersmith was able to navigate the procedural terrain to his client’s advantage and ultimately negotiate a disposition in which the State opted to abandon the prosecution in favor of a modest community service requirement. In another matter before the District Court of Maryland, Mr. Messersmith represented a client charged with an alcohol-related offense. In addition to vigorously asserting the client’s innocence, Mr. Messersmith was able to successfully argue before the Court that the charging document was fatally flawed, resulting in dismissal of the case. Mr. Messersmith has also achieved favorable results for his clients at trial. In a recent multiple-defendant assault trial in the District Court of Maryland, Mr. Messersmith was able, through rigorous cross-examination of the State’s witnesses, to expose the weaknesses in the State’s case and achieve an acquittal for his client. In another recent Circuit Court assault trial, after Mr. Messersmith argued his client’s innocence before the jury deciding the case, the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on all counts in a matter of minutes.*
Please do not delay in seeking legal representation if you are charged with a crime. Call 301-588-8100 to schedule you free consultation
*Past performance is not a guarantee of future success.