Everyone Deserves A Fair Fight.

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys

Let the "SERIOUS TRIAL LAWYERS"  help You Navigate the Criminal Justice System 

At JC Law, we truly believe in every Marylander’s constitutional right to a fair trial, compassionate legal defense, and the presumption of innocence before proven guilty in court – no matter the crime.

Criminal charges can truly destroy lives– not just those of the accused. Even those who escape the legal system without a guilty verdict suffer scars on their personal and professional lives, which take years to heal. We will stand as your ally and champion to protect you and your family, so you can focus on what’s truly important:  Rebuilding and growing your life.

"When Law Enforcement suddenly threw my life into a state of shock, panic and desperation, I made the VERY BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE,,,,, I called the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr & Associates!"

A Message from Jim Crawford

My name is James E. Crawford, Jr., Esq. Welcome to my Firm. If you are reading this, then you probably have an immediate need for legal services. You have taken the first step to “fix” your situation by exploring who and what type of legal services are out there. If you need help, then you have come to the right place. Let me tell you about my law office and the type of cases we handle.

   Our History & Success

I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer. My Firm handles very serious as well as less consequential criminal matters. We have many years of experience representing individuals throughout the state of Maryland charged with everything from homicide to traffic citations. The expertise we bring to the table is your key to a successful resolution of your case. I have been in just about every courtroom in the State of Maryland, including State and Federal Courts. My criminal trial experience and knowledge have accumulated over many years of tiling the fields of law.

My office staff has dedicated itself to perfecting criminal matters and receiving superior results. I have personally handled thousands of criminal cases in my career and take great pride in applying my trade to get the results you need. Practicing law is not just an art—it is also about personality. Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police, and Defendants all have a variable that includes the “human element” inherent in any criminal prosecution. The key to defending criminal prosecutions is knowing how to approach the case regarding the “law” and the weakest point of the chain that the State or Federal government holds. Many times we can break that chain and conclude the prosecution. Contact my Firm for a free initial consultation.

At JC Law, our history and results speak for themselves. My office uses the latest technology, investigators, and other services to gather factual and legal-based research evidence and information to get an “edge” on our opponents. I have found that it is imperative to move into action immediately when necessary. I’m very proud that I am looked upon as a premier attorney and receive many referrals throughout the State of Maryland and throughout the Country.

            Federal & State Prosecution

Suppose you are already charged or believe you are under investigation by a State agency such as the police or the Federal Government. In that case, you must retain the services of a highly qualified lawyer such as those at JC Law immediately. A prosecution can often be avoided or even resolved before arrest and or trial. The quicker we understand the facts, the easier it is to push your case to resolution. It is also essential to realize that there are significant differences in how the Federal Government handles prosecution and how many county State Prosecutors handle cases. The procedures are strikingly different and managed in an entirely different method. Experience and judgment are what is necessary to protect you or someone you know who is on the “radar” of prosecution on allegations like:

JC Law has a long history of successfully handling criminal cases. I know that being prosecuted can be a tremendous burden and unbelievably stressful not just to you but also to your family and loved ones. You need to have someone in your corner to understand the process and guide you through. Contact my Firm now for a free initial consultation on your matter.

We practice a wide range of criminal law, including, but not limited to:

JC Law offers its defense services to all Marylanders from the mountains of Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore beaches and everywhere in between. No matter where you are in Maryland, JC Law is here for YOU.


Your Legal Team

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Jim Crawford

Founding Partner & Senior Litigator

Jim believes that the power to change the life of even one client is worth more than any amount of money or prestige. That's why he's spent just about every day of his working career in a Maryland courtroom, giving clients their opportunity for justice.

Mark Sobel 2020-Criminal-Criminal Department Manager and Senior Litigator

Mark Sobel

Criminal Department Manager & Senior Litigator

Originally a lawyer from the Big Apple, Mark and his family relocated to Charm City to represent Marylanders for both criminal and civil matters. Whether it's a traffic-related charge or a serious criminal matter in the District or Circuit Court, you'll want Mark in your corner.

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Jennie O'Hara

Associate Attorney

Jennie's focus and practice is criminal law, dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.

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Every case deserves the personal attention of a licensed legal professional. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation to any Marylander who needs it.

Develop Your Legal Strategy

During your initial conversation, your consulting attorney will offer suggestions and advice concerning your specific situation and desired outcomes.

Move Forward With Confidence

Once you retain James Crawford Law, you’ll have the entire Firm team at your disposal to fight for your side of the story. Our first priority will be the success of your case.

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