A Defense That Matters

Upper Marlboro Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing any criminal charge is terrifying. In addition to worrying about whether you could spend time in prison or have to pay a hefty fine, you also have to think about protecting your personal and professional reputation. A conviction could make it difficult to get an educational or housing loan. You could even lose your job or face disrespect from your fellow community members.

Fighting back with a skilled and trusted Upper Marlboro criminal defense lawyer is essential. A knowledgeable attorney could fight to protect your freedom and future.



Criminal Charges

Life and liberty are always at stake when facing criminal charges. View possible offenses and see how we can help fight your case.

Dui/Dwi & traffic citations

Drinking and driving can have serious consequences. You can serve up to a year in jail or have your license revoked.

Peace & Protective Orders

These civil hearings generally occur 1-3 weeks after the temporary hearing.
Get representation today for your peace/protective order hearing.

About Vernon Brownlee

Former Prosecutor | Professor | Attorney

I am a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland. I earned my law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law where I focused on criminal law and DUI defense. Upon graduating, I served as a judicial law clerk in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court. After my clerkship, I worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the misdemeanor and felony units where I gained invaluable bench and jury trial skills.

As a defense attorney, I have handled hundreds of criminal cases across the state. I take pride in my ability to develop effective legal strategies and provide my clients with consistent communication. I handle every aspect of your case to ensure no stone is left unturned and all options are explored.

Outside of the courtroom, I am a professor at Bowie State University. I take pride in educating individuals on criminal justice.

About Vernon Brownlee

Potential Defense Strategies to Criminal Charges

Every criminal case is different. Even when two defendants face the same charges, the evidence is different, and the outcomes can vary greatly. A wide range of outcomes are possible, from a dismissal, acquittal, reduction of charges, to a conviction. A dedicated legal representative will review the prosecution’s evidence and take the time to get to know the case and the defendant to craft a customized defense strategy. With that knowledge, we could craft a defense strategy customized to the defendant’s individual case.

Although the prosecution has the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, legal counsel sometimes believes a strong offensive approach is the best defense. We can review the facts and challenge the prosecution’s case by casting doubt on the individual elements of the crime. For instance, in a theft crime relying on the testimony of one eyewitness, an attorney could introduce evidence showing the witness made the identification in the dark from a far distance. In a domestic violence case, a legal representative could investigate the accuser’s motivation for making the abuse allegation.

We could look for alibis to prove the defendant was not at the crime scene and other evidence to dispute the prosecution’s claims. We could also examine the police and prosecution’s procedures to see if they violated any of the defendant’s constitutional rights. A criminal defense lawyer in Upper Marlboro could work tirelessly and effectively to fight the charges with the best possible defense strategies.

Hearing your side of the story

You need a lawyer who sees you for you – judgment free.

Defending Your Case

Leave the hard work up to us. We will come up with a strong argument to fight your case and work to get charges dropped.


We will do whatever it takes to win your case and help put your legal troubles behind you.

Call an Upper Marlboro Criminal Defense Attorney

When someone accuses you of committing a crime, you must work with a strong legal advocate who knows how to defend your rights and help you understand your legal options. Defending a criminal case requires experience, diligence, and commitment to excellence. The penalties associated with most criminal charges involve jail, a permanent criminal record, and severe restrictions of your freedom. An Upper Marlboro criminal defense lawyer could help you understand the charges against you and work with you on the best defense. Call today to discuss your concerns and let us skillfully and compassionately handle your case.

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