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W i l l i a m L. W e l c h, III
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 142
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Telephone: (410) 615-7186
Facsimile: (410) 649-5217

E-Mail:  wlw@wwelchattorney.com

Summons as Defendant

.....If you are summoned as defendant in a criminal case, you should receive a written copy of the charges against you and have the opportunity to consult with a lawyer for advice before you must resolve your case in court. Is there a defense to the charge, or was it not as bad as they say? You need the answers to your questions.

.....Beware that the opportunity to consult with a lawyer does not mean that you have unlimited time in which to do so. The court may find that you have waived your right to counsel, if you appear for a motions hearing or a trial without a lawyer and the court finds that you have had sufficient time since your initial court appearance to get an attorney.

If you are summoned as a defendant, what can counsel do for you?


.....The pages and links on this web site are provided as a public service and on an informational basis only.  They do not provide a comprehensive statement of the law, and no one should rely on these materials as legal advice.  If you have a legal problem or question, you should consult with an attorney, who can investigate the particular circumstances of your situation.  Although I answer all e-mail and telephone calls, this does not constitute legal representation.  I am not your lawyer, until we make an agreement and I receive my fee.  In order to protect your confidentiality, please call to discuss your concerns.  E-mail is not a confidential means of communication, because it can be intercepted by anyone.    The initial consultation is free.

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Last revised: November 13, 2018

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