A Strong Waldorf Criminal Defense Law Firm

Defending Those Accused of Crimes in Maryland

If you have been accused of a crime, don’t let the prosecution bully you into an unfair deal. Stand up for your rights, and hire a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will let the prosecution know that you mean business. The Law Office of William M. Burgess has 24 years of experience defending Waldorf clients against criminal charges, providing aggressive representation with proven results on such matters as:

  • Assault
  • Drug Crime
  • Possession and Distribution
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Sex Offenses
  • Weapons Charges
  • Trespassing
  • Arson
  • Malicious Destruction of Property
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft and Fraud

Ensuring a Valiant Fight for Your Freedom

William Burgess is devoted to protecting his clients’ freedom. He challenges the prosecution to prove its case and does everything in his power to help eliminate or reduce any potential sentence. He knows that witnesses may lie on the stand, that crime scenes can be tampered with and that police officers can make mistakes. He personally speaks with witnesses to ensure they are telling the whole truth. He can examine the alleged crime scene with a fine toothed comb, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. He also analyzes police records and brings in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact The Law Office of William M. Burgess today.

Protecting His Clients for 24 Years

The Law Office of William M Burgess represents clients in the following criminal matters:


If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney zealously defend you in court. Felonies are extremely serious crimes – murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary – and have some serious consequences. A convicted felon will be sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country, and the right to own a firearm. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications, and can be deported if they are not an American citizen.

How you handle a felony charge can be the difference between life and death. The Law Office of William M. Burgess has 24 years of experience handling felony charges, and will work to attain the best possible results for you.


Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than one year in prison and may include such offenses as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and require you to spend time in jail. Let William Burgess represent you and ensure that you receive a fair trial.

Motor Vehicle Offenses

If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or with committing vehicular manslaughter, William Burgess can help put you back in the driver’s seat. He also assists clients in restoring their drivers’ license and fighting traffic tickets.

Drug Crimes

Being charged with trafficking, distributing, or possessing illegal substances or paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on his knowledge of drug crimes and his history of successful results to help you minimize or eliminate the charges against you.

Sexual Offenses

Rape and sexual assault cases are often among the hardest for defendants to win. William Burgess has the experience and skills to successfully argue these cases. Contact him today.

Sealing and Expunging Records

A criminal record can prevent a person from pursuing higher education, securing their dream job or raveling abroad. The Law Office of William M. Burgess can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record, or seal those records to help you move on in the future

Don’t Delay. Contact The Law Office of William M. Burgess Today

When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication needed to make a difference. Call 301-645-3261 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment. Conveniently located in Waldorf, The Law Office of William M. Burgess stands ready to fight for your rights in your criminal matter.

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