Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorneys
70+ Years of Legal Practice & Proven Courtroom Success
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy's criminal defense practice handles some of the most complex, difficult white-collar cases in the nation, frequently involving sophisticated accounting, regulatory, finance, and corporate governance issues. Our Baltimore criminal defense lawyers have tried over 55 significant white-collar criminal cases to verdict, with a success rate that dwarfs the national average.
Our criminal defense efforts are led by Judge Billy Murphy and Jason Downs. With 40+ years of trial work, including 3 years as a trial judge, Judge Murphy has won an estimated 40% of his approximately 50 federal jury trials — more than four times the national average of about 9% — and more than 90% of his over 300 state court trials. Ms. Xinis has won half of her federal jury trials, further strengthening the firm's reputation for success on behalf of clients.
"Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is the dream team. That's it. There are no better people to work with, no better hands to put your life and liberty in."-Don King, Don King Productions, Inc.
Why Should You Trust Our Firm?
Our broad experience working in a wide range of criminal cases has helped our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys to hone their trial skills and bring unique perspectives to all the defense work we do.
Other factors that set us apart:
- More than 100 years of combined experience defending significant and complex cases
- Thorough and meticulous understanding of the evidence, witnesses, and laws
- Our highly respected attorneys have been AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 20+ years
- Small but diverse firm that provides personalized attention
- Experience handling everything from sophisticated securities fraud to drug conspiracies
Our unparalleled success rate demonstrates that we have the expertise to win on your behalf.
What to Do After an Arrest
After someone is arrested, the government has several options. One option is the prosecutor can decline to file charges against the person. However, if the prosecutor does decide to file charges, that individual will be required to appear in court. As a general matter, if a person is arrested without a warrant and detained, a probable cause determination must be made within 48 hours.
It is important to remember these key elements after you have been arrested:
- You have the right to remain silent.
- You have the right to retain an attorney or have one provided.
- You have the right to have your attorney present during any questioning.
A person has a Fifth Amendment privilege to not incriminate themselves. Generally speaking, this privilege remains undisturbed unless and until this person is granted formal immunity. If the authorities believe a person is, in any way, involved in a crime, that person should exercise their right to remain silent and retain an attorney right away.
If you don't have a lawyer, you may be coerced into giving a confession or incriminating yourself in some way. Even if you plan to plead guilty, it is imperative that you have a defense lawyer that can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome. You may be able to negotiate a plea bargain that lessens your sentence or provides an alternative.
What Should I Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
A person should look for several things in a criminal defense attorney. First and foremost, a person should look for jury trial experience. Many lawyers have never handled a jury trial. Seasoned criminal defense lawyers have significant jury trial experience in complex matters. Second, and equally important, a person should look for integrity. A person should be leery of a criminal defense attorney promising results without having done any investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. Additionally, a person should look for thoroughness. A good criminal defense lawyer leaves no stone unturned.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is a unique litigation force that develops airtight defenses for clients. Request a free case evaluation today.