RaquinMercer Law Offices
“The Defense Never Rests.”

Proven Criminal Defense Representation In Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Shock. Stress. Fear. Anger. These are all normal emotions to experience after being charged with a criminal offense. You cannot change what has happened, but you can control your next step. The most important decision you make will be your choice of a criminal defense attorney. You need someone with the skills, resources, and care necessary to defend you and achieve the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
 
In Maryland and Washington, D.C., you can rely on RaquinMercer LLC to fight for you. We bring a cutting-edge approach to criminal defense, taking advantage of the newest DNA and forensic technologies to build an airtight defense for people accused of felonies and misdemeanors. Call 301-750-9702 now to speak to an attorney.
 

Dynamic Representation For Felony And Misdemeanor Cases

At RaquinMercer LLC, we represent defendants in Maryland and Washington, D.C., who have been accused of crimes such as:
  • Drug offenses
  • Sexual offenses
  • DUI and traffic offenses
  • White collar crimes (fraud)
  • Theft and burglary
  • Murder and other violent crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Parole and probation violations

Benefit From Our Team Approach To Criminal Defense

Attorney Isabelle Raquin is a skilled defense attorney, negotiating outcomes where possible and taking cases to trial when necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. In addition to her work for our clients, she serves as the Attorney Liaison for Montgomery County’s Drug Court. She partners with attorney Steve Mercer, who focuses on appeals and post-conviction relief. This broad perspective of the entire criminal justice system allows our firm to resolve potential issues before they harm your defense and to create plans for overcoming the potential pitfalls of venues such as drug court.

Your Case Has Already Begun

It is crucial to realize that your case begins the moment you are confronted by the police. You cannot afford to wait any longer to begin your defense. Contact us now for a consultation with an accomplished criminal defense lawyer.

The importance of issue preservation for an appeal

Getting a guilty verdict in a criminal trial is a grim moment for a defendant. Nonetheless, the verdict does not necessarily doom a defendant to serving a sentence. To ensure justice, convicted defendants in Maryland and the District of Columbia have the right to...

How reliable is DNA evidence?

When it comes to criminal cases, courts consider DNA evidence as a reliable indication of a person's guilt or innocence. A technician will collect DNA samples at the scene of the crime, take them to a lab, and test them to look for a potential match. When there is a...

How do collateral consequences affect people?

A felony conviction can have a deep impact on people. Even after people fulfill a prison sentence, they may experience additional consequences. A criminal conviction is often accompanied by collateral consequences. The State of Maryland defines collateral consequences...

Appeals due to ineffective assistance of counsel

If you lost a trial and feel that your attorney did not do an appropriate job of defending you, you may be able to file an appeal due to ineffective assistance of counsel. As part of your right to have a fair trial, the actions of your lawyer play a role, whether the...