RaquinMercer Law Offices
“The Defense Never Rests.”

Competing For Clients Together

Isabelle and Steve share the same passion for criminal defense work. They enjoy the fight inherent to criminal cases and love to challenge every aspect of their clients’ cases, every step of the way. They thrive in the complexity of cases involving forensics science. No case, no science is too difficult for them to comprehend or too hard to contest. Their ethic is to litigate to win. Their ambition is to be a leader in the field of criminal defense work and forensic sciences. Isabelle and Steve compete together to achieve the best outcome for their clients. They use a collective and collaborative approach, work on cases together, and always consult each other. Clients in our firm are our clients. Isabelle and Steve complete each other’s skills. Isabelle and Steve like to fight cases, however, they also understand that behind each case is a client. Our clients receive attention, communication, care, and respect. Because we believe successful outcomes for our clients go beyond the legal issues, we get to know our clients, their families, their hopes, and their fear. We build a professional relationship of trust that allows us to be effective and persuasive advocates for our clients, now and in the future. Contact RaquinMercer LLC about Steve and Isabelle representing you.

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Can I appeal my case in DC?

Appealing a criminal conviction is not an automatic right. Many people do not understand how appeals work and that your case must qualify. According to the District of Columbia Courts, you do have the right to request an appeal in any situation. However, the court...

What are the requirements of pre-conviction DNA collection?

DNA evidence plays a significant role in the criminal justice system. In some cases, it can convict a person of a crime. In others, it establishes the innocence of a person who has spent years of their life in prison.   Because it is a deciding factor in so many...

DJS: ONE-STOP JUVENILE JUSTICE IN MARYLAND

In Maryland, all things “delinquency” flow through the Department of Juvenile Services.  If you are a parent seeking a peace order in a juvenile case, you would go there.  If you are a police officer who has arrested a juvenile, you know to go there.  If you are an...

How should you react to suspected FBI investigation?

White collar crimes often slide under the radar when people discuss life-ruining convictions. But a conviction for one of these crimes can and often does have the power to ruin lives. The FBI states that federal law enforcement agencies investigate all crimes brought...