Elkton Lawyers Helping Maryland Residents

Life happens. And when it does Maryland residents may find themselves in need of legal representation for a variety of legal issues they are faced with. It is important to know that you do not have to face the legal system alone nor is it a good idea to go through it alone. The Law Offices of John P. Downs, with offices in Elkton, Havre De Grace Bel Air and Towson, Maryland has been offering legal knowledge and practical solutions to Cecil County and Harford County residents since 1995. Our comprehensive approach begins with focusing on the uniqueness of each case and each client, and ends with working toward solutions that make sense for you now and in the future.

Whether you are going through a divorce, are in need of a bankruptcy lawyer or are facing DUI and criminal charges, Elkton Attorney John P. Downs brings the experience of a career that began in the corporate sector along with a driven focus to work for the resolution of your particular case.

Contact the Elkton lawyers at The Law Office of John P. Downs for an initial consultation to discuss practical solutions for resolving your legal issue. We have offices in Elkton, Havre De Grace and Bel Air. Dial 410-398-0313 to speak with us immediately. The Law Office of John P. Downs offers free consultations for bankruptcy, criminal and DUI cases. He offers flat fee consultations for all family law matters.

Experienced Bankruptcy Representation

In a turbulent economy, we at the law office of John P. Downs offer an experienced approach to help clients explore how bankruptcy protection, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, can help relieve their financial strains. As a respected public speaker and bankruptcy law resource for other attorneys, our lawyer, John P. Downs, has an established reputation for being knowledgeable and effective when helping clients resolve their financial problems through bankruptcy.

In 2014 alone approximately 20,000 Maryland residents filed bankruptcy. That equates to almost 800 people per county. While each of these people could have filed bankruptcy without the help of a Maryland bankruptcy attorney they did not. Filing bankruptcy in Maryland is a very complex task and should only be handled by an experienced attorney such as the bankruptcy attorneys at The Law Office of John P. Downs.

There are many benefits to filing bankruptcy if you are under increasing financial pressure. If you are on the verge of having your home foreclosed on filing bankruptcy can stop the foreclosure process. If you are behind on your vehicle payments and facing repossession filing bankruptcy may allow you to keep your vehicle. If your home, office and cell phones are constantly ringing and there are creditors on the other end wanting their money filing bankruptcy can help with that as well. If huge amounts of debt from medical bills, credit cards, loans, student loans are piling up and you cannot get out from under them filing bankruptcy can help and offer you the financial relief you need. There are many other benefits to filing bankruptcy in Maryland. Contact the Baltimore Maryland bankruptcy lawyers at Mr. Downs law office today for a free no pressure consultation.

Elkton Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys

When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, such as DUI, a serious traffic violation, a drug crime or juvenile crime in the Elkton, Maryland area you want and need effective criminal defense representation. A criminal conviction will exert extremely serious consequences on your life so it is not by any means advisable to go to court without a criminal defense attorney. Our criminal lawyers represent those facing misdemeanor and felony charges from Elkton, Maryland down to Towson, Maryland. They will work specifically toward resolving the issues of your case favorably.

At the Law Offices of John P. Downs, Attorney at Law, we take a creative approach to problem solving, while building a solid criminal defense, and exploring other ways that we can defend you, reduce the charges you face, and even explore alternative or diversionary options to help you avoid criminal penalties.

Maryland has very strict DUI (and DWI) laws and the courts take DUI charges very seriously. In Maryland, and other states, DUI charges are multi-faceted. This means that in addition to criminal charges those arrested for DUI or DWI will also face a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing. Under Maryland DUI law even if your court case is dismissed the MVA can still suspend your driving privileges. Losing your license can cause a ripple effect and can impact many areas of your life long after the actual arrest.You also want a lawyer who works with you to explore all possible defense options for DUI defenserefusing a breathalyzer, blood alcohol content (BAC) test defense and field sobriety test (FST) defense. Mr. Downs and his associates have many years experience handling DUI, DWI and drugged driving cases throughout Elkton, Havre De Grace, Chesapeake City, Aberdeen, Bel Air and Towson, Maryland. They will become thoroughly familiar with you and your case and will guide you through the very complex Maryland criminal justice system.

Caring Towson Estate Planning Lawyers

Estate planning is the legal process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate during a person’s life. A thorough estate plan can involve heirs, insurance agents and attorneys. Only an experienced estate planning lawyer should draft your estate plan. They are legally responsible and are very well versed in the field, and laws regarding, estate planning.

Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Wills, trusts, guardianships, retirement accounts, assets, real property and probate administration are all aspects of an estate plan.

The ultimate goal of estate plan depend on the specific goals of the client and may be as simple or complex as the client’s needs dictate. Guardians are many times designated for minor children and beneficiaries in the event that the parents are incapacitated. Estate planning can also involve elder law, long term care and nursing home cases. Contact our estate planning attorneys serving all of Chestertown, Elkton, Bel Air and Towson, MD to discuss your estate planning needs.

Skilled Elkton Family Law Attorneys

Divorce, or dissolution of a marriage, is crumby for all parties involved. It brings with it very emotionally and financially driven actions. All family law issues such as divorce, child custody, child support and alimony/spousal support can become very messy very quickly and the big picture can be missed. This is especially true if there are children and or significant financial assets involved. Our firm takes the same solution-driven approach that we apply to our additional areas of practice, and applies it to our family law and divorce and adoption practice. From representing your interests in court to negotiating an out-of-court settlement, we have been helping Elkton, Havre De Grace, Bel Air & Towson, Maryland families since 1995.

Contact our office today at 410-398-0313 to begin resolving your financial, criminal or family case.

The Law Offices of John P. Downs offer effective legal representation to those in need throughout Maryland. This including but not limited to, Annapolis, Baltimore, Elkton, North East, Cherry Hill, Perryville Chesapeake City, Chestertown, Havre De Grace, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood, Salisbury, White Marsh and Fallston, Maryland,