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Criminal Law
Drug Charges Defense

I have been practicing law for over a decade and have experience defending against the very charges you face. This experience has enabled me to provide my clients with thorough defense and advocacy. I focus my drug defense practice on representing clients charged with:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug transportation
  • Drug sales
  • Drug distribution

However, I am also available to defend clients charged with other offenses involving marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines (meth), or other illegal substances. Cases involving drug charges are based on the evidence obtained -- the drugs. As an experienced drug charges defense lawyer, I seek to suppress this type of evidence from the record. I investigate to learn how the evidence was obtained and if there was any violation of your constitutional rights, such as an invalid search warrant, no warrant, or other rights violation. If the evidence was obtained in violation of your rights, it should not be used against you. With lack of this crucial evidence against you, the prosecution's case may easily fall apart. If you have been arrested for drug possession, drug trafficking, or another drug offense, you deserve to have your rights protected and to have a proper defense. Contact me to discuss your rights with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer.

Theft Charge Defense Attorney
When arrested for theft charges and facing the impending consequences, it is important to have an experienced theft defense lawyer who will advocate for your rights and future. I am a criminal defense lawyer and I have been practicing law for over a decade. I recognize the impact a conviction could have on your life. I work to have charges reduced, get the case dismissed, or minimize any consequences you may face. Contact me to speak with a skilled theft defense lawyer who is on your side. I am a skilled criminal defense lawyer with thorough knowledge of the Maryland/DC area’s larceny laws and penalties for theft convictions. I provide aggressive defense representation to individuals facing misdemeanor and felony theft charges, such as charges involving:

  • Auto theft or grand theft
  • Burglary: residential and commercial
  • Aggravated robbery (armed robbery)
  • Embezzlement Forgery
  • Credit card fraud Identity theft
  • Writing bad checks
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Shoplifting

In addition, I vigorously mitigate circumstances involving gang affiliation offenses, weapons offenses, and other offenses that are often associated with theft charges.

Traffic Ticket Charges Defense
A simple traffic ticket can have a sobering effect on your driving privileges and your ability to earn an income. If you have a commercial license, and you have been cited for exceeding the speed limit, even by a few miles, the risk can be great. The defense law firm of Marnitta L. King Attorney at Law, provides vigorous traffic ticket defense to individuals residing or traveling through The Maryland/DC areas. Contact traffic attorney Marnitta L. King to discuss your rights and your defense. With more than 13 years of legal experience, I have thorough knowledge of this area's traffic violation laws and how to challenge traffic citations in an efficient and effective manner. I am often able to address the matter for out-of-state clients without them ever coming to my office or the courthouse. I assist clients with fighting speeding tickets and other traffic tickets, such as:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Driving under suspension
  • Driving without a license
  • Reckless driving
  • Credit card fraud Identity theft
  • Other traffic tickets

Traffic Ticket Laws
When a traffic ticket is issued, specific amounts of points are assessed to the individual's driver's license. If these points accumulate, there is potential for the driver's license to be suspended for a year. A year without a license can create many burdens. Most drivers are eligible to take a class in order to reduce the accumulated points on their license and prevent license suspension. However, truck drivers are not able to take this class. Therefore a traffic ticket has much more serious implications. If a commercial driver's license is suspended for a year, the truck driver must determine how to earn income through other means for the entire year. Protect Your Driving Privileges My office handles cases where you have been caught speeding in excess of 100 MPH on the freeways or highways of the state in and around the Maryland/DC area. The State Vehicle Codes which pertains to this type of violation contains a provision for the suspension of your license status for a period of time, upon suffering such a conviction. Most people that get caught for this type of violation are traveling on freeways or highways in an area that they don't even reside in, or for that matter, have even heard of. Because of this risk to your license, and the distance required to travel back to an area of the state or the country, that you don't plan on visiting again, we offer our services to appear for you in court. Not only can we make the appearances for you, but we will analyze the case for you and try to reach a reasonable resolution that does not put your license status at risk. If you have been caught in a speed trap on the Baltimore Washington Parkway or Interstate 95, or have been issued any traffic ticket in the Maryland/DC area, I can help you defend your driving rights and work to minimize the consequences

Spousal Abuse Lawyer
Many actions can be construed as spousal abuse or domestic violence, even actions that were not intended to be harmful. Regardless of the events that occurred, spousal abuse charges are serious and should be defended by an experienced criminal defense attorney who is concerned about your rights and future. Contact me, Marnitta L. King to discuss your case and defense strategy. When police arrive at a home for a domestic disturbance call, they will likely remove someone from the home through an arrest. The case will be given to the prosecution and spousal abuse charges may soon follow. The police may have been called by neighbors who did not see the events, by yourself for your own protection, or by your spouse out of resentment. As an experienced spousal abuse defense lawyer, I listen, uncover the facts, and work to convey your side of the story.

  • What happened?
  • Were there witnesses?
  • Can someone attest to your character?
  • Were children present?
  • Are you going through counseling?
  • Does the alleged victim have a history of making false accusations?
  • Does your spouse want contact with you now?

Protecting your Rights and Freedom
I understand the impact spousal abuse charges or a restraining order could have on you and your family. I work to minimize any impact so that your family can remain together, relationships are preserved, and your family can move forward. If you have been arrested or charged for spousal abuse, domestic assault, or other domestic violence, King Law P.A., will diligently strive for the best possible resolution available. Contact me to speak with a tough spousal abuse defense lawyer.

Juvenile Crime Defense
It is upsetting when a child or minor becomes involved with the juvenile court system. It is important to get them onto a different track away from a life of criminal activity. King Law P.A. focuses on preserving the rights and future of juveniles charged for criminal actions in Maryland/DC area. I am an understanding juvenile crime defense attorney who is prepared to provide minors with a zealous defense. With over a decade years of legal experience, I am able to represent juveniles charged for various misdemeanors or felonies, such as:

  • DUI/DWI Traffic tickets
  • Drug possession
  • Theft
  • Gang affiliation
  • Sexual assault
  • Violent crimes
  • Minor possession of alcohol
  • Vandalism or property crimes
  • Other juvenile delinquency

Maryland/DC area common Juvenile Laws
Whether you are the parent of a minor who has become involved with the law, or are a minor who has been arrested, you are likely very anxious and uncertain about what is before you. There are many questions that need answering and fears that need to be addressed. As an experienced juvenile court lawyer, I have thorough knowledge of Maryland/DC area's juvenile court system and the laws that apply to minors. I can help you understand the charges and how to move forward. Contact me to speak with an experienced juvenile court lawyer who will advocate for your child's future.

Violent Crime Defense
When facing charges for murder, assault with a deadly weapon, or other violent crime, your entire future may rest in the hands of your lawyer. Finding an attorney you trust when so much is at stake is critical. King Law P.A., provides exceptional legal advice and counsel to clients in Maryland/DC area, focusing on preservation of clients' rights and freedom. Contact King Law P.A. to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I am a passionate defense lawyer with years of experience handling criminal cases, including vigorous defense to clients arrested for serious criminal offenses. I comprehend the gravity of the penalties my clients may face, such as those imposed by the three strikes law. I prepare a solid defense to reduce or eliminate such effects. I defend individuals charged for various violent crimes, such as:

  • Murder/homicide
  • Shaken baby syndrome (death or injury)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Other violent crimes

Accidental Death or Injury
Many individuals who are charged for such severe offenses either did not intend to cause the injury or death, or were entirely not involved. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I meticulously investigate the case, seeking to uncover facts of your innocence. I have the skills to aggressively advocate for clients accused for the injury or death that results from baby shaking or other unintentional acts. Many times the actual injury or death was caused by another or was a result of self defense. I utilize my investigative resources, forensic experts, DNA specialists, and other examiners to determine cause of death and potential evidence that challenges the prosecutor's case. Regardless of whether you face weapons charges, gang affiliation allegations, or homicide charges, you need a tough defense attorney who is prepared to take on such a serious case. Contact me for a zealous advocate on your side.

Misdemeanors
Offense Attorney King Law P.A. represents individuals who have been charged with misdemeanor crimes and violations. A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine or less than one year in jail. A misdemeanor charge of assault may stem from something as simple as a barroom fight, or being drunk and disorderly in a public place. While a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony in terms of penalties, a misdemeanor conviction will still appear on your criminal record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help defend your rights in misdemeanor cases and have work to keep your record clean. I represent clients throughout Maryland/DC area, who have been charged with any type of misdemeanor, including the following:

  • Assault Battery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Drunk Driving / DUI
  • Marijuana Possession (Small Quantities)
  • Petty Theft Probation
  • Violation Public Intoxication / Under the Influence
  • Resisting Arrest Robbery
  • Trespassing

Though most first time offenders who are convicted with a misdemeanor receive probation, this is not the case if you have been convicted of any previous offenses – felonies or misdemeanors. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in the past, it is quite likely that an additional conviction will lead to jail time. That is why your choice of a lawyer is critical to maintaining your freedom. I am an aggressive advocate of my clients’ rights, and will fight hard for a successful outcome in your case. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal attorney. Contact King Law P.A. today.