Maryland Criminal Defense

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Being accused of a crime can turn your life upside down in an instant. From the damage to your reputation and ability to do your job to the threat of a criminal conviction and related consequences, you have too much at stake not to take action. The first step is understanding your rights, and the attorneys at Portner & Shure can help.

We have practiced criminal law in Maryland for more than 20 years. We are familiar with area courts, judges and prosecutors and have obtained successful results in felony and misdemeanor cases.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal act you must act quickly to protect your rights and freedoms. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Our experienced lawyers believe that everyone deserves a thorough and vigorous defense. We will work to prove your innocence beyond a reasonable doubt so you can move forward free from the complications of the criminal charges you face. As criminal defense attorneys, we believe that we are defenders not only of the accused, but also of the Constitution.

Mr. Portner discusses why he became a criminal defense lawyer.

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney




We provide a strong defense against a variety of criminal charges, including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • CDS, Possession and/or Distribution
  • Drug Charges
  • Possession or Distribution of Marijuana
  • Drunk driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Traffic violations
  • Driving while suspended or revoked
  • Speeding and/or reckless driving
  • Protective Order (Temporary and Final) Hearings
  • Violation of probation (VOP)

We have the resources, skills and top rated attorneys to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your case.  We provide free consultations and charge flat fees for all criminal cases.