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Criminal Defense

Ocean City DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney

Dedicated Counsel Serving serving all of the Lower Eastern Shore, including Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter: you face the loss of your freedom. The assistance of counsel at the outset of your case can increase the likelihood of an outcome in your favor. Not every case will result in a dismissal of charges or a “not guilty” finding. When that happens, you still need an attorney who can fight for a reasonable sentence and a just result.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Maryland, it is critical to seek legal representation as soon as possible. A conviction can have a devastating impact on your life, affecting your freedom, career, finances, and reputation. At the Law Office of Steven W. Rakow, LLC, I understand how frightening and confusing this time can be, and I am ready to help you. As a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in Worcester County, I have spent more than two decades successfully defending clients, and I am ready to put my skills and experience to work for you.

Facing criminal charges? Contact me at (443) 856-6376 to discuss your case and request your free initial consultation.

Steve Has Experience You Can Trust

Hear From Satisfied Clients

    "It was the best decision I ever made to get his professional help for my case. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and always in control of the situation."

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    Ankur V.
    "Steve is easy to talk with and is genuine in his concern to assist you. He explains the situation and your options for proceeding in a manner that is easy to understand."

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    "Grateful for Steve's help and would highly recommend him!"

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    Former Client
    "Steve is very personable and easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything clearly and prepares you for what to expect."

    Highly recommend Steve as a lawyer for any criminal offenses. Steve is very personable and easy to talk to. He is very ...

    Kelsey M.
    "I have retained Steve twice now and each time he has guided me through the legal process with favorable outcomes."

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    Jordan R.
    "I was a bit nervous dealing with the courts for the first time but, he was a calming factor through the process and helped settle the nerves. Highly recommend!"

    Steve Rakow was wonderful. He was very easy to talk with, answered any questions and explained things very clearly. I was a ...

    Valerie K.
    "I also was pleased that he stayed in contact personally with me throughout each step of the case unlike with some firms where you talk to the secretary more then the attorney."

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    William C.
    "He was efficient and understood the stress we were under to bring it to a close. We certainly would recommend him to represent anyone going through a legal problem."

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    "His prompt responsiveness, thorough attention to detail and preparedness contributed to a positive outcome."

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Defending a Wide Range of Criminal Charges

I am ready to put my experience and skills to work for you in a wide range of criminal cases. My firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients and fighting for the best possible outcome in their cases. 

Just a few of the practice areas I cover include:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and sexual crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Burglary
  • Theft, embezzlement, and fraud
  • Trespass
  • Malicious destruction of property
  • White collar crime
  • Firearms and weapons violations
  • Drug (CDS) crimes
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Underage alcohol violation
  • Open container violation
  • Fake ID
  • Acting as a contractor without a license

The crimes listed above are by no means an exhaustive list of crimes I have handled as both a prosecutor and defense attorney over the past two decades. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases in both the circuit and district courts of Maryland. 

Get Experienced Legal Defense in Worcester County Today

Do not wait to seek legal representation if you are facing criminal charges. Contact my firm as soon as possible. When you reach out to me, you are gaining the benefit of a highly knowledgeable and experienced Worcester County criminal defense lawyer. I am prepared to review your case with you, explain your legal options, and advise you on the best course of action.

Let me be your go-to attorney when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law and charged with a crime. I fought for my country, and now I’ll fight for you! Call my firm at (443) 856-6376 or fill out my online contact form today.