An affordable Hagerstown MD criminal lawyer. | Familiar with Washington County MD District Court. | I can help to either dismiss or lower your charges.

Affordable Hagerstown MD Criminal Lawyer

Steven Ameche, Esq.

Affordable & Competent Hagerstown MD Criminal Attorney

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(240) 705-8960

Hagerstown Office Location: 201 Prospect Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742


Indeed, an affordable Hagerstown MD criminal lawyer. Mr. Ameche has successfully handled all types of Washington County, MD traffic and criminal law cases. Further, he is familiar with the Washington County District Court system. Moreover, Mr. Ameche is proud to offer his clients over 26 years of in the trenches experience. Accordingly, he is a skilled and well respected Hagerstown, MD criminal attorney. Mr. Ameche will try to get the best outcome for your case. Hence, he is a seasoned Maryland criminal attorney. His goal is simply to achieve the best possible results for each of his clients in every case he handles.

Some Criminal Law Areas of Practice


Traffic Law areas that an affordable Hagerstown MD criminal lawyer can help you with…


An affordable Hagerstown MD criminal attorney for theft crimes…

An experienced Hagerstown theft lawyer can help you with the charges of felony or misdemeanor theft, shoplifting, burglary and scheme. 

∼ Theft Offenses:

 Misdemeanor theft of property or services with a value of less than $100.

 Misdemeanor theft of property or services with a value of less than $1,000.

 Felony theft of property or services of at least $1,000 but less than $10,000.

 Felony theft of property or services of at least $10,000 but less than $100k. 

∼ Scheme

Sometimes several thefts happen in one continuing course or scheme. Accordingly, the State may add up the total value of the stolen items and charge with an additional count.

MD § 7-104

An affordable Hagerstown MD theft lawyer can help to either dismiss or lower theft charges

∼ About Restitution

You’re going to have to pay it back. A person left with a theft crime may also have to repay the victim for the value of the property.

∼ Assault

A quality assault lawyer can help you with your first or second degree assault charge.

First Degree Assault

A charge of First Degree Assault will include one of the following:

1. Intentionally causing serious physical injury to another.
2. Attempting to cause serious physical injury to another.
3. Also, using a firearm during an assault.

A serious physical injury occurs when the injuries cause a risk of death or permanent damage.

First degree assault is a felony – up to 25 years in prison.

MD. Code §3-202

Second Degree Assault

Second Degree Assault is a step down from First Degree Assault.  This charge usually comes when there is an assault that does not result in serious injury. Generally, this is an unwanted touching of another person. 

Second Degree Assault is a misdemeanor. However, do not take this lightly. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Lastly, an assault on a police officer is a felony.

An affordable Hagerstown MD criminal lawyer can help with a fair result.

MD. Code §3-203

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment occurs when a person recklessly puts someone at risk of death or seriously physical injury.

The offense of Reckless Endangerment is not an intentional act. For example, diving off of a stage into a crowd. Also, shooting a gun on New Year’s eve. 

Reckless Endangerment is a misdemeanor. It can result in jail time, not exceeding 5 years, or a fine not exceeding $5,000, or both.

MD. Code §3-204

Drug Crimes

 – A knowledgeable Hagerstown criminal drug crimes attorney can help. Information on drug possession or distribution of drugs offenses…

Drug Type:

1) Schedule 1 drugs: Ecstasy, LSD, and Heroin.
2) Schedule 2 drugs: Cocaine and Morphine.
3) Schedule 3 drugs: Anabolic steroids and Vicodin.
4) Schedule 4 drugs: Ambien, Xanax, and Valium.
5) Schedule 5 drugs: Lyrica and cough suppressants.

Penalty for Possession:

Controlled Substances (excluding marijuana) | Such as heroin (smack, tar, junk, white), cocaine (blow, coke) and methamphetamines (meth).
• Maximum penalty of up to 4 years and/or $25,000 fine.

Drug Paraphernalia | Use or possession with intent to use (i.e., syringes).
• Maximum – 4 years and/or $25,000 fine.

MD Code § 5-601


This crime can be embarrassing. Further, keeping this type of charge off of your record should be a priority. Sometimes doing a little community service can help. A Hagerstown MD criminal lawyer may have a solution.

Indeed, Mr. Ameche practices in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Further, he has argued in front of the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Proudly, Mr. Ameche is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and recipient of the UCF distinguished alumni award. Lastly, Steven Ameche is a licensed and insured Hagerstown MD battle-hardened criminal attorney. He is ready, willing and able to address your legal concerns.

In short, call or text (240) 705-8960. Also, email us at Further, ask about our inexpensive low cost payment plans. 

Lastly, hire a valid lawyer. Accordingly, you can check bar admission with the State of Maryland – Attorney License Check Here.

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