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When you face criminal allegations, there is a lot at stake. With potential jailtime, fines, criminal records, and other long-lasting effects on the line, it is crucial that you do whatever you can to fight for the best possible result. No matter what the specific details of your case, the first step you need to take to protect yourself is hiring an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is a Maryland criminal defense attorney firm with unparalleled experience defending clients of both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Our firm knows what it takes to win in even the toughest legal situations, and are committed to doing all we can to protect you and your loved ones after allegations of criminal wrong doing. Contact us online at or at 301-705-5006 now to begin your fight for justice with our renowned Maryland criminal defense attorneys.

Our firm has been rated as one of the top ten best law firms in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. We are regarded as one of the best criminal defense firms in the state for a reason, and we are ready to put our aggressive defense tactics to work in your unique case.



Some attorneys make false promises to their clients. They make outlandish claims about their services and the expected outcomes of their clients’ cases. However, if you are facing criminal charges you know that there is too much at stake. You need a lawyer that will tell you the truth and fight to defend you.

“Making false promises and giving clients unrealistic expectations at the initial interview might be a great way to get hired, but it isn’t a very good way of serving clients. When you work with the Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A., I will give you an honest, no nonsense assessment of your case. I want you to understand your rights and options truthfully so you can make good decisions in your case.” – Thomas E. Pyles, Esq.

At The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A., we take a down to earth approach to handling our client’s criminal defense matters. With over 25 years of experience, Waldorf criminal defense lawyer Thomas E. Pyles has spent a lot of time in the courtroom. He is a trial lawyer first and foremost, experienced and prepared to defend you in negotiations with the prosecuting attorney or in the courtroom.

How a Waldorf Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Fight for Your Rights

If you have been charged with a crime you should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Even if you believe you are guilty, a top lawyer will be able to make sure the state is able to prove each and every element beyond a reasonable doubt.

An attorney will be able to examine your case by analyzing the law and the facts and making a determination as to whether or not the state can meet its burden.

Even if the state can prove its case, you should still hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. A Waldorf criminal defense lawyer can help mitigate whatever sentence that you would otherwise receive if you had initially pled guilty yourself.

One key factor that you should look for in any attorney is there history of success in the courtroom. This is important because whichever practice area you are engaging that lawyer in, they need to be well-known and well-respected in their practice area. 

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. handles a wide variety of criminal charges which include:

Regardless of whether this is your first offense or a subsequent offense our firm can help you. Give us a call or complete our contact form today. We have offices in Waldorf, Leonardtown and Laurel. 


We fight to protect our client’s future. The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A., is dedicated to providing top quality criminal defense for our clients in Accokeek, Brandywine, Bryantown, La Plata, Waldorf, Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Dunkirk, Chesapeake Beach and throughout the state of Maryland. Our firm prides itself on our results and we do everything necessary to fight the charges against our clients. We know that diligent investigation into the details of every case lays the groundwork for a strong defense and our firm works to uncover every aspect of each unique case we accept. Our understanding team has represented Maryland’s accused in the most complex cases and we know the stress that is on our clients when faced with criminal charges. We work to adeptly guide you through every stage of your case and strive to support our clients throughout all legal proceedings. Our dynamic defense strategy is a direct result of our experience; our firm has over 200 jury trials and has defended thousands of Maryland criminal cases. We know how to win and we will do everything necessary to get the results our clients want.


Our law firm is founded on a strong desire to defend and we will defend your rights, your reputation, and your freedom. Our law firm knows how much effort it takes to win a Maryland criminal case and we are dedicated to spending as much time as necessary defending every single client. We are focused on results and getting you the result you want is our top priority. We want you to understand the legal issues surrounding your case so that you can make an informed decision regarding your future action. Our firm is committed to excellent legal consultations with every client to insure an awareness of what the options are and what any action would mean for the next stages of the criminal trial process. Our clients are consistently satisfied with the results because we keep their chosen outcome in mind from start to finish.


Without our clients, we would not be able to do what we love to do, which is defend Maryland’s accused. Our clients are everything to us and throughout every stage of your case our service will reflect that. Our law firm is committed to always being available for you so that you never have to worry about the state of your case or what steps you need to take next and we will always be willing to answer your legal questions so that you can make educated decisions as you fight to protect yourself. We are always patient with our clients yet we know how to work with tight deadlines and take quick action to protect you when needed. Unlike many other lawyers who attempt to use a “one size fits all” approach to defense, we are ready to put in the additional work needed to develop an individual defense strategy based on your specific case and unique case goals.

We represent people charge with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses such as assault and violent crimes, DUI/DWI and serious traffic offenses, drug charges, sex crimes, theft and property crimes, and juvenile offenses.

Our firm’s track record and experience is unsurpassed for getting clients exceptional results so call us toll free at 1-877-705-5006 or contact us by email to arrange a free, confidential consultation with our firm.