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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“headlong flight” 6-1 decision by Maryland’s Supreme Court that draws sharp dissent from Justice Hotten about practical realities of flight in Baltimore.

On December 19, 2022, the Supreme Court of Maryland filed Washington v. State, No. 15, September Term, 2022, addressing whether unprovoked flight in a high-crime neighborhood adds to the reasonable articulable suspicion necessary to detain a person under the Fourth...

Why should you understand your Miranda rights?

Many people have heard of their Miranda rights due to the popular trope in movies and shows featuring police officers. However, you may not actually understand how your Miranda rights work. You may not know the purpose of these rights in real life, or what giving up...

Things to know about criminal conviction appeals

After your conviction, you might consider an appeal to overturn the conviction. Although most people are familiar with appeals as an option, many are ill-prepared for the process. Inadequate preparation can leave you with an unsuccessful appeal. Understanding the...

Determining eligibility for post-conviction relief in Maryland

A Maryland criminal conviction has the potential to impact and upend many aspects of your life. Depending on the details surrounding your offense, some of the penalties you face in the aftermath of a criminal conviction may wind up impacting you for years to come....