Criminal Defense

Waldorf Criminal Defense Attorneys

Providing Criminal Defense Services throughout Southern Maryland Since 1978

If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges in St. Mary’s County, Prince George’s County, or Charles County, Maryland, you need someone who knows the law, understands your rights, and will fight ferociously on your behalf. In short, you need the Maryland criminal defense lawyers in Waldorf of Farmer & Klopfer.

Put our decades of combined experience and proven track record of success on your side. Our award-winning attorneys have earned a reputation for being fierce and aggressive advocates for those accused of all types of crimes. We are prepared to fight for you, your rights, and your future.

What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do

Criminal defense lawyers help defend someone who has been charged with a crime. Defense attorneys help their client get served a fair trial and make sure the law is accurate and upheld. In the case that someone is convicted, a criminal defense attorney can also help negotiate a reduced sentence.

The following are the benefits of hiring a criminal defense lawyer:

  • A criminal defense attorney has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • A criminal defense lawyer can handle all the paperwork related to your case
  • A criminal defense attorney can determine all your available legal options
  • A criminal defense lawyer can examine the evidence to figure out if law enforcement officials violated your rights and the weaknesses of the prosecution’s case
  • A criminal defense attorney can negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutors
  • A criminal defense lawyer can help you obtain a favorable outcome in court, whether that is having your entire case dismissed or your charges/penalties reduced

Effective Advocates for the Accused

Our criminal defense attorneys are relentless in their defense of clients who have been accused of any criminal offense. We have been standing up for the rights of the accused since 1978; we are known in courts throughout Washington, D.C., the D.C. Metro Area, and Southern Maryland as aggressive and effective advocates for the accused.

Whether you were charged with shoplifting, assault, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, or a serious traffic violation, you can rely on us for experienced, aggressive, and effective criminal defense.

We have successfully represented clients facing a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges, including:

Whatever the charge, you can depend on our Waldorf criminal defense lawyers to protect your rights and advocate in your best interests. We will attempt to get the charges against you reduced or the case dismissed. Our defense team comprises excellent negotiators who are respected by local prosecutors.


Call our criminal defense attorneys in Maryland at (301) 265-2220 or contact us online now for a free, confidential case evaluation. 

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Now for a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested for any type of crime in Southern Maryland or the surrounding areas, do not speak to the authorities without a criminal attorney present. Reach out to our Waldorf criminal defense attorneys at Farmer & Klopfer as soon as possible.

Our team serves clients in Washington, D.C., Waldorf, La Plata, Leonardtown, Upper Marlboro, Clinton, Suitland, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Lanham, Landover, Oxon Hill, Bowie, Laurel, College Park, the University of Maryland campus, Largo, Fort Washington, Capitol Heights, Beltsville, New Carrollton, Forestville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Wheaton, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown.


You can reach our Maryland criminal defense lawyers online or by phone at (301) 265-2220

The opinions that matter Most

Read our 5-Star Reviews
  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • Thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning

    “From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”

  • A winning team of confident, knowledgeable and successful attorneys

    “I am so pleased with the staff at the James F. Farmer firm. They are true professionals, ready and willing to fight on your behalf. When you retain their services, you are joining a winning team of confident, knowledgeable, and successful attorneys, like Mr. Melvin Allen, who helped me. Thank you!!!”

  • The staff at the office was very friendly and professional.

    “I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is in need of an attorney.”

  • Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.

    “You and your team have given my family our son back. No amount can adequately compensate for that gift! I can only hope our heart-felt thank-you and 'God bless you' will somehow offset the imbalance.”

We Are Prepared to Fight for You in Trial

Our team of criminal defense lawyers are also excellent trial attorneys. Whenever necessary, they will take your case before a judge and/or jury if that is the best way to achieve a positive outcome. Throughout the process, they will keep you informed of your case’s progress and prepare you for the next step.

Proudly Representing Members of the Armed Forces

Our firm understands the complexities involved when members of the military face criminal charges, including DUI/DWI. All of our criminal defense attorneys are capable of providing knowledgeable defense to service members.

work with the best

  • Committed to Improvement

    We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.

  • A Record of Results

    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

  • Renowned in Our Field
    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
  • Fearless Advocacy
    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
  • Valuable Insight
    We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

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