Criminal Defense

Seeking the help of a criminal defense attorney like Timothy A. Cook, Attorney is wise when facing a criminal charge in Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County or other jurisdictions in Maryland.

Harford County Criminal Defense Attorney

Mr. Cook travels throughout the state of Maryland and has represented clients in the majority of counties in Maryland as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground. Whether you are charged with, CDS Possession, Possession with intent to Distribute, assault, domestic violence, Child pornography, Sex crimes, Theft charges, or Violation of Probation, you need the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

Mr. Cook has been representing criminal defendants for 29 years in District and Circuit Court and is familiar with the judges and State’s Attorneys in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties. Payment plans are available in most cases and we accept credit and debit cards.

Misdemeanors And Felonies in Maryland

When facing a criminal charge in the state of Maryland, you will either be facing a felony or misdemeanor charge. How each crime is classified when it comes to felonies or misdemeanors will vary under federal and state law. Therefore, it’s important to understand how the state of Maryland defines each if you are facing the possibility of a conviction.

Felony Charges

A felony charge is considered serious within the state of Maryland as well as in the eyes of the federal government. When it comes to federal law, a crime that carries with it more than one year of prison time will be classified as a felony charge. Maryland designates felonies (as well as misdemeanors) by statutes. Felony charges will yield severe penalties and higher fines when compared to misdemeanors, ranging from one year to even life in prison. In addition to fines and prison time, a person convicted of a felony may lose the ability to vote, be unable to join the armed services, possess a firearm and be unable to hold public office.


Sexual Assault



First-Degree Assault

Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Crimes Against Property (i.e. Arson, Major Theft or Burglary)

Felony Theft

Child Pornography

Sex Offenses, Rape, Sexual Contact

Misdemeanor Charges

Misdemeanors are considered less serious under both the federal and state law codes. Misdemeanors usually, but not always, involve less than 12 months of jail time and fines.

DUI/DWI, Drunk Driving

Driving Suspended

Hit and Run

Theft under $1,000

Reckless Driving & Serious Traffic Offenses

Second-Degree Assault

Possession of CDS

Failure to Appear in Court

Violation of Probation

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No matter what type of criminal charge you are facing, it can dramatically alter the rest of your life. Call Timothy A. Cook, Attorney for a free consultation today to discuss your case if are charged with a crime in Harford County, Cecil County or Baltimore County. I go to District and Circuit Court in Bel Air, Elkton, Towson and other jurisdictions.

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