Carroll County, MD Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal Law Cases / Criminal Charges: Assault and Battery, Theft, Drugs & Narcotics Charges, DUI / DWI, Drug Crimes, Burglary, Serious Traffic Offenses, Speeding Tickets, Traffic Violations, MVA Hearings, White Collar Charges, Juvenile Crimes, and all other types of criminal charges.
Finding a criminal defense attorney you can trust can be a challenge. As your Carroll County, MD defense attorney, I will keep you informed about the criminal justice system, make sure you understand the charges, possible penalties, and what can be done to defend against the charges or minimize the consequences of a plea or conviction. As your advocate, I will stand up for your rights and put forth a vigorous criminal defense.
If you have an encounter with the criminal process, immediately contact me. Often the immediate advice given can lessen the impact that the criminal process can have on your life. Click here to find out more about Gary W. Desper. I act quickly and aggressively to defend clients in every level of criminal defense from traffic tickets and misdemeanors to serious felonies and white collar crime, including acting as your lawyer for:
- drunk driving charges
- dui - driving under the influence
- dwi - driving while intoxicated
- Failure to obey a stop sign or stop light
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving while uninsured
- Reckless or negligent driving
- Serious Traffic Charges
- Armed Robbery, Possession of Firearm, Handgun Poss
- Auto Theft
- Bad Checks
- Breaking and Entering
- Damage to Property
- Forcible Entry
- Grand Theft
- Home Invasion
- Malicious Destruction Property
- Theft less than $100.00; Theft less than $1,000.00; Theft: $1,000 to under $10,000; Theft: $10,000 to under $100,000
- Vehicle Theft
- bank fraud
- copyright infringement
- corporate fraud
- election law violations
- health care / insurance fraud
- identity theft
- insider trading
- money laundering
- phone and telemarketing fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- public corruption
- Under Maryland law, an Assault crime can be any offense which is considered assault, battery, or a combination of the two.
- Assault in the First Degree
- Second Degree Assault
- Reckless Endangerment
Stalking and Harassment
and other criminal charges
Expungement of Criminal Records
Don't let your criminal record keep you from a good paying job or other opportunities to move forward in your life. I also represent clients seeking expungement of their criminal records.
Gary Despar is efficient and professional. Of course that's what every attorney had to be to pass the Bar. Gary is a genuinely friendly man with a warm and considerate heart. He doesn't put on an act about how he's going to solve your problem, he actually does care. In my particular case, the maximum sentence included up to 25 years in jail for the charges! I had no previous record and have always respected the law, so these charges were almost too much for me to even comprehend where this might go....having never been arrested for anything before, the entire process was frightening. Gary took the case, and all charges are now dismissed. Needless to say, I highly recommend him. But more than just that, he really is a nice man and I walked away from the whole mess feeling as though I just made a new friend.
Gary and Dawn are a wonderful team! I am so thankful for the amazing service and peace of mind I had in working with them. My son was falsely accused of a criminal act of which he did not commit and was arrested and charged with serious crimes. After meeting with Mr. Desper and giving him the facts in this case he quickly realized that the charges should be dropped and they were even before the Pre-trial hearing!
I recived my first DUI in Feb., I was ashamed, embarrassed, scared and had no idea what to do. It was a huge mistake that went against everything I stand for and I was more than grateful no one was hurt. After tons of research on lawyers I chose Mr. Desper to meet with. I had no idea what to expect.
From the first moment, I felt comfortable with him. He listened to the incident, gave me a full overview of what was to expect and how to begin correcting my error in judgement. He spent so much time with easing my worries yet still being fully honest of the law and different scenarios of the outcome. He made sure he knew how important it was I follow the guidelines of recovery in order for a judge to see my committment to bettering myself.
I left his office feeling relief and confident he would represent me in the best manner possible along with my dedication to following instruction of rehab, recovery, etc.
Throughout this time, he communicated with me reguarly and was incredibly prompt at any and all updates I needed.
I trust Gary 100%. I even had questions about a seperate family issue and he advised me on it immediately.
When court came I was nervous but I felt a million times better knowing I had such a pillar of the community beside me. He truly worked hard to make sure the judge KNEW of my regret and shame about the DUI combined with the months of work I had done to come back from this.
All in all, the judge was kind to me. This was my first (and last) DUI, so that it important to the judge. He listened to Mr. Desper, the counselor from a recovery center (Gary requested he come and it for sure was a wonderful testament of my work) and read every letter written about me from past employers, etc.
I know this would not have been the outcome with a lawyer that did not know the law so well and really knew how to show the true character of his clients.
Mr. Desper made a scary and painful process so seamless and smooth that I did not stress about court, I was able to use that time to positively change my behaviors and commit to self reflection and recovery. That was a priceless gift I am so thankful for.
If you need a lawyer, he is so caring and focused on his clients that you really trust his intention, expertise and overall process of communication.
Also, his right hand secretary, Dawn, is amazing. She truly is committed to each client with the same vigor and genuine care as Gary is. They make such an effective team and both have an incredible attention to detail. It really makes you know you are in the most capable hands!