Criminal defense law is focused on the legal protections of those who are being charged with, or investigated for a crime. Criminal charges may include, but are not limited to:
In order to balance the power wielded by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers work to protect those who are accused of a crime. To be given a fair trial, defendants must rely not only on the law, but on the skill of their attorney. While the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution guarantee the right of “due process” for those accused of a crime, a skilled defense attorney knows how to use this constitutional guarantee to the advantage of his clients. If you or someone you love has been accused of, is under investigation for, or has been charged with a crime, contact Bradley MacFee to discuss the case.
With just over 4.1 million drivers in the state of Maryland, it is likely that on any given day, hundreds of traffic violations occur. Such violations include:
According to the District Court of Maryland, by law, a person receiving a payable traffic citation has 30 days to either pay the fee in full and plead “guilty”, ask for a waiver hearing to plead, “guilty with an explanation”, or ask for a trial and plead “not guilty”. After 2011, the District Court no longer automatically sets trial dates. You must request one in order to plead “not guilty” to a payable traffic citation. For more information on Maryland traffic defense cases or to discuss your case, contact the offices of Bradley MacFee.
Because of Maryland’s “contributory negligence” law, personal injury lawsuits are difficult to navigate without the skill of an accomplished attorney. Bradley MacFee has more than 15 years of experience trying cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
Serious injury or wrongful death can result from the negligence of another car or truck driver. Mr. MacFee’s primary goal is to get you a settlement quickly that will compensate you for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Even in cases that do not go to trial, insurance companies will seek a quick settlement, often before the full details of the accident and the full extent of the resulting injuries are known. Consulting an attorney will allow you to focus on healing while he investigates the accident, analyzes the facts of your case, and negotiates with insurance companies on your behalf.
Family law is the area of legal practice that focuses on family relationships. From the relationship between spouses to the relationship between parent and child, family law attorneys ensure all parties receive counsel pertaining to:
Family law attorneys like Mr. MacFee can help a person sort through the difficult and often emotional process of dissolving a marriage contract, protecting a child, or creating a parental relationship. With an understanding ear and a wealth of experience, Mr. MacFee understands that while emotionally difficult, family law cases can be argued with civility and professionalism. If you are considering divorce, if you find yourself needing to restructure child support and child custody arrangements, or if you are considering adoption, Bradley MacFee can help.
Third only to heart disease and cancer, medical negligence resulted in the deaths of more than 251,000 people every year. While expensive to prosecute, medical malpractice suits are a necessary evil to protect citizens against the negligence of trusted health care providers. Among the most common medical malpractice cases are:
In order to be considered negligent, the health care provided must meet a three-stage litmus test. It must be outside of the accepted standard of care, it must result in injury, and the injury must be significant enough to justify the case. If a birth injury has left your child permanently disabled, if a misdiagnosis lead to significant disability, impairment, or even death, or if a surgical error has left you or a loved one with limited movement or unable to work, it is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney before accepting money from an insurance company. Even if a lawsuit does not result from your case, an expert eye, like Bradley MacFee’s, can result in an increased settlement negotiation from malpractice insurance companies.
“Bradley MacFee Sr. is a pit bull in the courtroom…”
-Guiseppi “Joe” Giorgilli
“When all was said and done…I was found not guilty on all charges and was back home with my family.”
“If you have a charge pending, whether it’s big or small, hire Brad. He will work a petty theft like it’s a triple murder…”
-Napolean “Booda” Epperson