The Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland has lots to offer to vacationers. Every summer graduating seniors, students, and families from the Western Shore of Maryland, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and many other places visit Ocean City, Assateague Island National Seashore, and the towns and communities of Maryland to vacation.
Whether it is for a week at the beach, "senior week", sport fishing, recreational boating, or camping, visiting the Lower Eastern Shore can be a great vacation. The last thing you want is to receive a criminal charge. At Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC, our Salisbury criminal defense attorneys have been defending vacationers at Maryland's beaches with decades of combined experience, obtaining positive case results time and again.
Local police work hard to maintain the "family friendly" environment in Ocean City and other Eastern Shore vacation spots. This means that offenses which may have gone unnoticed back home or in other vacation spots are enforced more strictly here. Also, while on vacation, people may often behave in a way that does not reflect their best judgment. This can lead to criminal charges.
Some of the typical offenses that are targeted by the Ocean City Police Department and other local police agencies include:
The consequences of any of these charges last longer than the sunburn you may get while on vacation. Criminal convictions on your record can affect college applications and your employment prospects. It seems like every attorney in Maryland claims to practice in Ocean City, but you need true local representation to make sure your case handled right. We are in the Worcester County district and circuit courts in Ocean City and Snow Hill every week of the summer and regularly most of the year.
It is always our goal, as a team of experienced local criminal defense attorneys representing students and vacationers, to win your case or to resolve it in a way that avoids any permanent record. Occasionally, your case can be resolved without you ever having to return for court.
Every summer, thousands of young people live in Ocean City to work for the summer. Working at the beach is a great way to have fun, make friends, and earn a living. Local workers can face many of the same criminal charges that vacationers face. As a native of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, one of our firm's partners has been representing summer workers in Ocean City for more than 17 years. Whether you are an Ocean City local, a college student, or a guest worker, we can provide you the defense you need.
Whether you were simply vacationing and made a mistake or you were accused of a crime while staying by Maryland's beaches for work, we are more than prepared to handle your case. There are no charges too complex for us to handle
If your week or summer at the beach results in criminal charges, call (410) 657-5775 or contact our Salisbury defense firm online today. If you have returned home, our office now schedules appointments via Skype, which lets us to video conference about your case without you traveling back to the Eastern Shore.
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