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Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

William A. Stavros is a Queen Anne’s County lawyer who understands how stressful it is to be accused of a violation of the criminal law, a DUI/DWI or a serious traffic matter. He will utilize his many years of experience to explore the angles and options necessary to put your case in the best position possible given your particular circumstances. He also empathizes with the pain and uncertainty that result from a serious personal injury and the injured party’s concern about being appropriately compensated.

The Eastern Shore law office of William A. Stavros is located in the heart of Centreville, Maryland, the county seat of Queen Anne’s County. His office is in the center of town on Lawyers Row just yards away from the Circuit Court House, the District Court Building and the Office of the State’s Attorney. Experienced trial lawyer William A. Stavros has significant knowledge of the local community and the Queen Anne’s County judicial system.

Both the District Court and Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County are hearing an increasing number of cases for criminal matters, DUI/DWI and traffic violations due to a rapidly increasing county population as well as an increasing amount of thru traffic travelling on county highways. In recent years, state, and municipal police departments have increased the number of officers on patrol to match the increasing population of Queen Anne’s County as well as an ever increasing flow of traffic in and around the county. Law enforcement officers routinely patrol routes 50, 213 and 301. Maryland State Troopers and the Queen Anne’s County Sherriff’s Deputies patrol the highways throughout the county looking for drivers in violation of the traffic laws. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police have more limited jurisdiction but still account for a substantial number of the motor vehicle stops in Queen Anne’s County. During these stops by law enforcement officers an increasing number of drivers are being arrested for criminal and traffic charges such as drug offenses, handgun offenses, DUI/DWI, driving while suspended and other serious traffic violations. This includes a significant number of out-of-state drivers. If you find yourself facing criminal or traffic charges on the Eastern Shore it is vital that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to assist you with your defense. William A. Stavros is a lawyer dedicated to insuring that your legal rights are protected.

If you need an attorney to discuss your criminal, DUI/DWI, traffic, or personal injury matter, you may call William A. Stavros for a free consultation. He will treat you as an individual and take the time necessary to understand the particular details and nuances of your case. He knows that understanding his client is a key component in achieving a positive result. Call Mr. Stavros today for a free consultation so he can get started putting his many years of experience to work for you. His Eastern Shore telephone number is (410) 739-0794. He may also be reached at (410) 825-3300.

Queen Anne’s County Judicial System

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County is located in the center of the town of Centreville within one block of both the Circuit Court and District Court buildings, at 107 North Liberty Street, Centreville, Maryland 21617. The Honorable Lance G. Richardson has served as the State’s Attorney for Queen Anne’s County since his appointment by Judge Thomas G. Ross in 2009, following the resignation of the Honorable Frank Kratovil, Jr., the now presiding Judge of the District Court located in Centerville. Prior to being appointed State’s Attorney by Judge Ross and running unopposed in the subsequent election, Mr. Richardson served as the County’s Deputy State’s Attorney.

The Honorable Thomas G. Ross was appointed to the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County on January 9, 2004. Generally, the Circuit Court’s jurisdiction covers major civil cases, juvenile cases and more serious criminal matters. The Circuit Court also decides de novo appeals from some administrative agencies. The address for the Circuit Court building is 100 Court House Square, Centreville, Maryland 21617.

The District Court of Maryland for Queen Anne’s County is located at 120 Broadway, Centreville, Maryland 21617. In early 2012, Judge Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. was appointed by Governor O’Malley to the District Court. The District Court of Maryland hears criminal matters, some civil cases and most violations of the Motor Vehicle Law. All matters in the District Court of Maryland are heard before a judge. Jury trials are heard only in the Circuit Court.

Client Reviews

Mr. Will Stavros is an excellent attorney. He represented me on my dui charge. He was very professional and had immense knowledge about the existing law and how it worked. I, in total had about 18 citations and the state was asking for jail time. I was amazed by his proficiency in logical reasoning...


Will Stavros is a outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is responsive, thorough and creative in his advice. I immediately developed trust and confidence in him due to his vast wealth of knowledge and experience. I found him to be extremely efficient and cost effective given my complex situation...


Attorney William Stavros is "Simply The Best". He represented me a few years ago on the Eastern Shore in Ocean City for minor drug offense. Great outcome. Recently had a nerve wrecking serious offense 3rd time DUI on the upper Eastern Shore. There was no doubt whatsoever that I wanted Mr. Stavros as...


A few months back my daughter found herself in some legal trouble. A friend of ours suggested we contact Mr. Stavros. We set up a consultation with Mr. Stavros were he outline all of the potential pitfalls in our case. Once we retained Mr. Stavros on our case he immediately went into high gear...


Mr. Stavros was the answer to my prayer! This was for us, a first time experience with a serious traffic offense for my son, so of course we were unnerved at the prospect of going to court. Mr. Stavros was very professional, knowledgeable and sincerely interested in helping us through the process...


As most people probably are, I was scared at the thought of being in need of an attorney. Will Stavros calmed my fears professionally and delicately. I am a young mother that had little time to deal with the seriousness of my case. Will was incredibly informative and made sure I understood what my...


We were all very pleased with the outcome of my son’s case. I wanted to thank you for all of your help with my son’s case. I was very impressed when we met with you the first time for our free consultation. You had already done a lot of background research and informed us of what to expect and...


Mr. Stavros proved himself a master strategist In the course of many years, I have been associated with several attorneys on a professional basis. None of those can even come close to William Stavros. This exceptional attorney assisted me in a serious traffic matter that could have ruined my...


I will certainly recommend his services in the future to anyone who finds themselves in a legal bind "Mr Stavros is very knowledgeable and respectful to his clients. When I hired him as my attorney, he was always willing to make time to discuss my case with me. He put forth a great amount of time...


Mr. Stavros, you have my highest recommendation -- "Dear Mr. Stavros I want to thank you so much for the time and effort you applied towards my case. You took extra time and discussed all of my concerns on several occasions before court. You also provided excellent suggestions for me to complete...


I can confidently recommend Mr. Stavros' legal professional services "As a Maryland attorney, I can confidently recommend Mr. Stavros' legal professional services. He is been my number one referral source for individuals who have a need for traffic or criminal cases, in large part due to his...


I would gladly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a lawyer. Will made what was a terrible situation better by being available and attentive. My questions and concerns were always answered and addressed, and complex issues were explained and options presented. His thorough knowledge of law...


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