Criminal & Traffic Law

When you face serious criminal charges in Baltimore, it takes a criminal defense lawyer with considerable experience and a passion for criminal defense to handle your case and bring it to the best possible conclusion. Powers & Powers is that attorney. For more than four decades, Baltimore's Attorney has advocated on behalf of those accused of crimes in the Baltimore area. He has represented thousands of defendants and has handled scores of trial cases, from drug crimes, violent crimes and theft crimes, to domestic violent crimes and beyond. 

  • Domestic Violence
  • Gun Charges
  • Assault
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Burglary
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Crimes
  • And More


You have a constitutional right to defend yourself against any claims made by the State that you violated the law. The State then has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty.  You have the right to challenge the State’s evidence and witnesses, present your own evidence or witnesses, and can elect to testify or not testify as part of your case.  Your election not to testify cannot be considered as an admission of your guilt.  Depending on the potential penalty, you can have the case heard by a Judge, in District or Circuit Court, or by a Jury in Circuit Court.  There must be a finding of guilt before any penalty can be imposed, and unless there is a mandatory sentence involved, a Judge has discretion in the proper disposition of the charge.  There are post-conviction rights which can involve modification of sentence and/or probation, a new trial, or appeal.

Traffic Law
DUI charges are not only very serious, they can be extremely stressful, upsetting, and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your driving privileges, and your record.

It’s important to select the right attorney to help schedule your hearing and represent you in court. Does your potential attorney have experience challenging chemical tests, how the test was administered, or even if the initial stop was lawful? As Baltimore's Attorney, Powers & Powers Attorney At Law understand what it takes to win these cases, and fight for your rights in a courtroom. Don’t settle for just anyone! Choose the law firm that will work with you to develop a plan of action that best suits your needs.

With more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of cases tried, our lawyers know what it takes to lessen, or even dismiss the charges against you entirely. We work closely with experts well versed in how these tests are conducted, and use this knowledge to put you in the best situation to succeed.

We prepare every case for trial because a case cannot be won if it is not contested.  In addition to numerous not guilty verdicts, hung juries and dismissals in DUI cases, we have obtained these outcomes in a wide variety of criminal cases as well as favorable outcomes in DMV hearings, civil cases, writs and appeals.