Criminal Defense

There are few legal experiences more terrifying to an individual than facing criminal charges. You likely feel at the mercy of the system and wonder if there is any hope of resuming your normal life. That is why thoughtful and aggressive criminal defense is so important.

At the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz, LLC, I am dedicated to providing an aggressive and results-oriented defense whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges. My previous experience as a prosecutor, and as a public defender, have served my clients well and it shows with every client I represent.

Criminal Defense

The types of cases I handle include the following:

Drug Offenses

Misdemeanor and felony possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug trafficking. Penalties for drug offenses are burdensome and often out of proportion to the offense. Often, treatment is the best outcome.

Crimes Against the Person

Assault, battery, armed robbery, kidnapping, attempted murder, manslaughter, sexual offenses, and murder. These emotionally-charged crimes require thoughtful legal representation and thorough investigation. I provide both, often working with other experts such as private investigators, former law enforcement officers, psychologists, and other mental health providers.

Driving under the Influence (DUI/DWI)

Whether you are facing your first DUI/DWI, or a subsequent offense, you need aggressive legal representation. This is especially true if your drinking and driving offense resulted in death or injury. Debra A. Saltz is well-trained in these matters having completed the National College for DUI Defense’s summer session conducted at Harvard Law School. Debra Saltz keeps up with the latest law and technology related to these offenses as it is often changing.

Property Crimes

Theft, trespassing, arson, and burglary. The dollar value of property damage or theft often determines whether this is charged or prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony, so it is important to hire experienced legal representation.


Bad checks, identity theft, and fraudulent use of credit cards. As electronic payments and online banking become more popular, these crimes are more common and often difficult to prove. You want an attorney who will hold the state’s feet to the fire.

Other Crimes

Prostitution, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, and disorderly conduct. Although relatively minor offenses, these can be embarrassing and lead to heavy fines and even incarceration.

When your freedom and security are at stake, you do not want to risk navigating criminal charges on your own. Debra Saltz provides aggressive defense and keeps you informed throughout your case. Contact my office for a free criminal law consultation in Ellicott City or Annapolis. I handle criminal cases throughout Central Maryland.