Experienced, Tough, and Creative Litigators: Barry Helfand, David Martella, David Helfand, Raquel Smith
Our team of lawyers has over 60 years of collective years of courtroom experience helping people seek justice when disaster strikes by way of an arrest, serious personal injury or civil litigation. A person in a difficult situation needs someone with the experience to identify the opportunities and challenges that are ahead, as well as the integrity to make an honest assessment of what is required to achieve results. Practicing primarily in Maryland, we represent individuals charged with everything from DUI offenses to the most serious criminal felonies with potential life sentences. Being the target of a criminal investigation or prosecution can be a life altering experience. A criminal conviction threatens your freedom, your family, your livelihood, and reputation. As former prosecutors, we know how the lawyers for the government prepare their cases and make decisions about who, and who not, to prosecute. Because we are going to court on an almost daily basis, our attorneys keep current on changes in the law, as well as all the things “they don’t teach you in law school”: the options being offered to resolve cases; the types of evidence being collected by the police; the cases that are attracting favorable or unfavorable media attention; the attitudes of the different judges, prosecutors, and police officers.
We use our same litigation experience to vigorously represent those who have been injured through the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of others. If you have been injured, we hope you are well on your way to recovery. However, you should not presume that your recovery should be paid for out of your own pocket, or by your health insurance. Nor should you expect that the other person’s insurance company is interested in paying everything you are entitled to for your injuries, your lost time from work, the interference with your family life, and the pain, suffering, and aggravation you have had to endure. Our attorneys will work with you to make sure you take advantage of every possible option to make sure you are adequately compensated for the harm you or a loved one has suffered.
Aside from criminal defense and personal injury litigation, we assist individuals in a wide variety of problem-solving for difficult situations. We are regularly called on to help people with issues related to:
- MVA suspensions and revocations of driver’s licenses
- Suspension and revocation of business and professional licenses.
- Criminal investigations prior to the issuance of charges.
- Lawyer and judge disbarment or sanctions for professional misconduct.
- Post-conviction remedies for closed criminal convictions.
- Modifications of prior sentences.
- Violation of probation proceedings.
- Appeals from criminal convictions and civil judgments.
- Contract and civil disputes
- Domestic violence
- Sex offender registry issues
If you are looking for experienced help with serious problem, call us for phone or office consultation. Most of our in-office consultations are free of charge. Our offices are conveniently located in Rockville, Maryland, just off of I-270.
We are proud that many of our cases are referred to us by judges, prosecutors, police officers, and politicians who have seen us work in the courtroom and secure favorable outcomes for our clients. Please call us for a consultation at the Law Offices of Barry Helfand, P.A. (301) 251-9001.