Howard County Criminal & Personal Injury Lawyers


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Columbia, MD 21046

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Howard County Criminal Lawyers

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Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal charges, initiated by an arrest or otherwise, forces the person charged and his/her family to face many of the foreseeable consequences including but not limited to, incarceration, fines, parole and/or probation obligations and limitations, and of course, serious and pervasive collateral consequences associated with a criminal record. Such consequences include the loss of, and the inability to find employment; the denial of housing; the strain on familial ties; the inability to obtain student loans or to get accepted to certain educational institutions; the prohibition against possessing weapons, even for hunting; for some, being placed upon the sex offender registry; and public scorn and humiliation.

However, with zealous representation from the Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) TEAM, these stresses will be greatly reduced. We recognize that every case, and each client is different. We prioritize obtaining the best result for each and every client, while offering the highest level of customer/client service, practically making each client feel as though they are our only client. Our attorneys and support staff have received the highest levels of training, and have undergone years of experience trying and handling criminal cases of all varieties, while remaining committed to providing the highest level of representation and professional standards. Perhaps this is but one reason why the Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) Team, year after year, have been recognized by Best Law Firms in America.

Criminal Cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault, Felony First Degree, and Misdemeanor Second Degree;
  • Murder, Manslaughter, and/or Attempted Murder;
  • Burglary and Breaking & Entering;
  • Felony Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances (Drugs);
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances;
  • Theft;
  • Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs;
  • Resisting Arrest;
  • Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace;
  • Fleeing & Eluding the Police;
  • Hit and Run
  • And more.

Offices in Columbia, but serving Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Queen Anne’s County. We have successfully handled, and will handle cases in counties not listed on a case by case basis.


Criminal Cases

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Child Physical Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) or Drugs
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • Juvenile Court
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) or Drugs
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Traffic Cases
  • Violation of Probation

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to a trial, by an impartial jury…and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him…and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.” (6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)



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