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Ellicott City Criminal Defense Lawyer | Friz Woods LLC Criminal Attorneys

Maryland Criminal Defense

At Friz Woods LLC, our Ellicott City criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and defending your freedom. We understand the complexities of Maryland criminal law and the high stakes involved in criminal cases. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and skill to navigate the legal system and build a strong defense on your behalf.

Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, our team will work tirelessly to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We serve clients in Howard County and throughout Maryland, providing expert representation for a wide range of criminal charges.

Do I need a lawyer for my case?

When facing criminal charges, it's crucial to have an experienced attorney by your side. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you understand the charges against you, evaluate the evidence, and develop a strategic defense plan. Additionally, they can negotiate with the prosecution to potentially reduce or dismiss your charges.

Attempting to handle your case without legal representation can result in severe consequences, such as a criminal record, fines, and incarceration. Don't take chances with your future. Contact Friz Woods LLC to discuss your case and learn how our Ellicott City criminal defense lawyers can help you.

How do I find the best lawyer for my Howard County Criminal Case?

Choosing the right attorney for your criminal case is essential. To find the best lawyer for your needs, consider factors such as experience, expertise in criminal law, and a proven track record of success. Take the time to research potential attorneys, read reviews, and schedule consultations to discuss your case.

At Friz Woods LLC, our Ellicott City criminal defense lawyers are experienced in handling a variety of criminal cases, including DUIs, drug charges, assault, and theft. We are dedicated to providing aggressive representation and personalized attention to each client.

Practice Areas

Felonies and Misdemeanors

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling both felony and misdemeanor cases. We understand the intricacies of Maryland criminal law and will work diligently to develop a solid defense strategy tailored to your specific case.


DUI and DWI charges can result in severe penalties, including license suspension, fines, and even jail time. Our Ellicott City DUI lawyers have a deep understanding of Maryland DUI laws and can help you fight the charges against you.

Drug Charges

Facing drug charges can be overwhelming and stressful. Our skilled attorneys are experienced in defending clients against various drug-related offenses, from possession to distribution.

View our full list of practice areas here.

Howard County Criminal Courts

The Howard County criminal court system can be complex and intimidating. Our attorneys are familiar with the local courts, judges, and prosecutors and can help you navigate the system with confidence.

District Court

The District Court handles misdemeanor cases, preliminary hearings for felony cases, and bail reviews. Our lawyers are experienced in representing clients in the District Court and can help you fight your charges.

Circuit Court

The Circuit Court handles more serious criminal cases, such as felonies and jury trials. Our team is well-versed in the procedures and requirements of the Circuit Court and can provide skilled representation for your case.

Maryland Laws

Maryland criminal laws are complex and can vary significantly from other states. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the specific laws that apply to your case and canguide you through the legal process. Some key aspects of Maryland criminal law include:

Sentencing and Penalties

Sentencing and penalties in Maryland can vary depending on the nature of the offense, the defendant's prior criminal record, and other factors. Our attorneys will work to minimize the potential consequences of your charges.

Probation Before Judgment (PBJ)

PBJ is a unique aspect of Maryland criminal law that allows certain offenders to avoid a criminal conviction. Our lawyers can help determine if you may be eligible for PBJ and guide you through the process.


Expungement is the process of removing a criminal charge or conviction from your record. Our attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible for expungement and assist you in filing the necessary paperwork.

Learn more about Maryland criminal laws here.

Speak with a Maryland Criminal Lawyer Today

Facing criminal charges in Maryland can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Don't face it alone. Contact the experienced Ellicott City criminal defense lawyers at Friz Woods LLC today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case. We are committed to providing aggressive representation and personalized attention to help you protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your situation.