Elkton Criminal Defense Lawyer

The difference between criminal charges and any other type of charge is simple. If you are convicted, the State will take away your freedom. Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has over 30 years of experience handling criminal defense cases. Our legal team is ready and willing to meet the high stakes of criminal defense charges.


Assault charges are some of the most common charges filed in Maryland. However, that does not diminish the importance of these charges. Whether it's a situation involving an argument between strangers or domestic violence, Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has the experience to handle all types of cases. At The Law Offices of Edward A. Richitelli, we pride ourselves in our committment to our client. We go above and beyond to put the time and effort necessary to achieve your desired results.

There are two common Assault charges in Maryland: First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. First Degree Assault is charged when someone causes serious physical injury to another. However, Second Degree Assault is charged when it is determined that the victim has suffered physical injury, which includes minor injuries and impairment of someone's physical condition.

The stakes are high when dealing with Assault charges. It is in your best interest to hire a skilled, experienced lawyer to fight on your side.

Drug Charges

With legalization taking place in several states and more support for the decriminilization of marijuana, it may seem as if drug charges are decreasing. However, this is not the case. Drug possession is a serious crime in Maryland.

The circumstances surrounding a drug charge are crucial. Everything from why the police were on the scene, what was said before, during, and after the arrest, and how the police treated you are all key factors in your case. Creating an effect defense strategy begins with getting started as quickly as possible, hiring an experience defense attorney, and forcing the State to back up their case.

Firearm Violations

The Second Amendment allows United States citizens the right to bear arms. However, that right must also follow State laws and regulations. In Maryland, all firearms must be licensed. A police officer can legally pat you down if they believe that you are armed. The Maryland State code is very complex, however Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has over 30 years of experience dealing with Firearm violations. Obtaining a defense lawyer allows for you to protect yourself and your criminal record.


Murder charges are one of the most serious charges an individual can face. With such high stakes, it is vital to obtain representation from an experience lawyer. Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has over 30 years of experience defending clients at trial and dealing with murder charges.

Suspended License

While driving on a suspended license may seem like a victimless crime. It is not a charge to take lightly. In Maryland, if convicted of driving on a suspended license, you could be facing jailtime. This is why it is crucial to obtain an experience defense lawyer.


Theft charges are a very serious and danger accusation. If convicted, you could face several years in jail or prison. With such high stakes, it is imperative to contact an experience defense lawyer. Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has over 30 years of defense experience. With extensive trial experience, it does not matter if the case is burglary or petty theft, Attorney Edward A. Richitelli will fight ruthlessly by your side.

Traffic Violations

Traffic violations can be extremely complicated. In general, traffic violations can be separated into two main categories: serious traffic violations and non-jailable violations. You should hire an experience attorney if charged with a serious traffic violation. A conviction may result in jail, prison time, serious fines, or points on your license. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Edward A. Richitelli has the knowledge and skills to vigorously fight by your side.

Violation of Probation

If you are facing revocation of your probation or parole, you are not alone. This is a very common violation. However, most cases involve misunderstanding or miscommunication with the parole officer. Violating conditions of parole can result in major consequences. You could potentially be sent to jail with additional time added on. Rather than risking being sent back to jail, you should contact an experienced defense attorney who can fight for your freedom.

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  • "Ed was a lifesaver. There was great communication and I felt as if he truly cared about my case ."