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.