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|Shareholder||Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered||1998 - 2015|
|Shareholder||Private Law Practice||1992 - 1998|
|Associate||Private Law Practice||1990 - 1992|
|Assistant Public Defender III||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||1984 - 1990|
|Administrator I||Patuxent Institution||1982 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1993 - Present|
|Harford County Bar Association||Secretary||1989 - Present|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association||Board of Directors||1986 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|State v. Z.C.||Not Guilty|
|State v. I.H.||Probation Before Judgment - reduced charge|
|State v. S.L.||Not Guilty|
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|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Randolph-Macon College||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
Posted by anonymous
We hired Mr. Schlaich to represent our adult son based on reviews I read regarding his experience and qualifications. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the Harford County Court process and took the time to explain all the details to our son and to us. I was very impressed with the superior communication process and his professionalism. Carl routinely updated us with phone calls and letters to keep us informed. He was always prepared, motivated, and caring and we truly appreciated it. Our son was facing 2 felony charges and we believe the outcome would not have been as positive if Carl Schlaich had not been his attorney. We highly recommend him and his law firm. Thank you!
Posted by Jerry
There was an instantaneous, humanitarian feeling working with Carl !
In addition he is an extremely personable attorney.
He made it very evident that he was a fighter for his client, and made it clear he would go to any limit (legally) to win a case for his client !
Carl will search out all options to guarantee your case is a success!
The case I had was extremely difficult case and very convoluted.
A summary of my case was as follows:
I sold an iPhone and allowed and individual to use a line on my sprint account with no contract, basically "pay as you go" and subsequently terminated his service for non-payment in a timely fashion.
Because this person disrespected me and refused to honor my privacy by staying away from my residence and not contacted me, in addition to hacking my Sprint account, I subsequently filed a peace order against this individual.
He then filed a small claims court suit for $5000 claiming that I inconvenienced his life.
The District Court of Maryland Small Claims Division suggested that each person should contact one another and try to work out issues to resolve this matter and prevent going to court, which I attempted.
When I contacted the person in question trying to resolve this matter, he decided to go to the commissioners office and file criminal charges claiming phone abuse. In addition, the States Attorney filed a second criminal charge stating that I was harassing him over the phone.
I initially suggested to Carl that I wanted to go to the commissioners office and file criminal charges for unauthorized Internet access of my Sprint account.
Carl subsequently researched Maryland state laws and notified me that there were indeed a criminal charges for unlawful and unauthorized Internet access.
Because Carl has been a defense attorney for such a long time and has adjudicated many difficult cases in his career, in various jurisdictions he was able to show me why filing criminal charges for unauthorize Internet access for my cases in Harford County, MD would be more favorable as opposed to Baltimore County because filing the criminal charges in Harford County would put more pressure on the States Attorney in this county to file criminal charges against my adversary and or drop the cases against me entirely, which they eventually did.
After I filed criminal charges against my adversary for unauthorized and unlawful internet access, the Sherriffs office did not have suffucient time to serve him with the criminal charge documents for authorized and unlawful Internet access prior to the initial court hearing. Carl soon discovered at the court hearing that the papers were not served to him and instinctively went to the sheriffs office and suggested they serve him outside the court room. Carl subsequently convinced the states attorney to re-schedule the hearing and combine the cases into one trial, and inevitably dismiss the cases against me.
Subsequent to this, the small claims suit resulted in the plaintiff not appearing in court and this case was dismissed with predjudice.
Carl being the astute lawyer that he is, drastically changed the dynamics of the criminal charges that were pending against me, and all charges were subsequently dismissed at the next hearing.
Posted by anonymous
Carl was the best counsel I could have had for my DWI/DUI charge. I was very pleased with his experience with the Harford County court system and how to approach the case. He ended up helping me get the DUI charge dropped and a unsupervised PBJ for the DWI charge. His professionalism and his diligence was second to none, and I would recommend him over and over again.
Jonathan Katz, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Carl has selflessly shared his expertise and insights on criminal defense with me since I started practicing criminal defense in 1991. He has been particularly helpful in sharing his thoughts on the cases I have defended in his Harford County home base. I have and will continue to refer those in need of a lawyer to Carl when I have a scheduling conflict or co-defendant conflict.
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