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 the 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 the 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
  • 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.”

  • He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.

    “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”

  • Truly cared about my case and how the accident affected me.

    “I have used James Farmer office for two accidents I have been in; both times they were exceptional.”

  • Nothing short of miraculous

    “Mr. Farmer and his associates go the EXTRA mile for all their clients! It's nice to feel safe at the hands of your attorney and get a great outcome! Every experience I've personally had, as well as watched, has been nothing short of miraculous!! Farmer and staff are who you want on your side!!!”

  • 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!!!”

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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