criminal law


The Baltimore criminal attorneys at Opara Law handle a wide range of criminal defense matters at both the state and federal level.  We assist individuals with criminal-related issues including, but not limited to:

  • Serious felonies committed in Maryland
  • DWI and DUI defense
  • Assault and theft
  • Narcotics violations
  • Misdemeanors
  • White collar crimes
  • State and federal crimes

Maryland’s Criminal Law System

In general, the Maryland criminal law governs cases that concern the breaking of any state criminal laws, which include laws regarding murder, assault, theft, harassment, fraud and other crimes. Once a criminal law has been broken, the prosecutor will file a criminal complaint against the alleged perpetrator who will then be charged with the crime. Accused individuals should note that federal and state criminal cases are handled differently, and the process and methods for defending against criminal charges in those types of cases will vary.

If you are facing criminal charges, you may feel scared and overwhelmed by the process.  Having a well-versed Baltimore criminal attorney by your side can improve your chances of a successful outcome.  Criminal convictions carry serious consequences that include jail time, stiff fines and probation.  Criminal charges do not have to destroy your life or reputation.  Contact a criminal attorney at Opara Law today to preserve your rights and mount a strong defense.

Maryland Courts

In Baltimore and throughout the state, a case may be heard in several different kinds of courts: circuit courts, district courts, appellate courts and orphans’ courts.  Some courts handle both civil and criminal law cases (like district and circuit courts). The criminal defense attorneys at Opara Law are well aware of the intricacies of the court system and can help you navigate the criminal process.

Contact Clay Opara Today

Criminal charges can lead to a variety of outcomes.  The attorney you select to defend you plays a large role in determining whether your charges are lowered or dismissed altogether.  Clay Opara will seek justice and work hard to ensure you are treated fairly under the law. 

Contact Clay Opara today to begin working with a criminal law attorney who cares as much about the outcome of your case as you do.  Contact us at (410) 685-0900 for a free consultation.