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I bring more than 30 years of experience to the job of defending people accused of criminal charges ranging from federal and state Internet child pornography to sex crimes and serious traffic offenses. I am known as an aggressive and hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer who will fight hard to keep your record as clean as possible and to minimize the effect of an arrest on your life.

I offer my clients more than 30 years of experience defending people against serious criminal accusations such as federal and state Internet child pornography, sexual solicitation of a minor, all sexual offenses, prostitution, rape, assault and battery, and all traffic matters. Recognized as an effective, hardworking criminal defense lawyer, I handle more than 750 criminal cases each year, and have developed professional relationships with state attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. These channels of communication allow me to advocate efficiently on behalf of defendants in a wide range of criminal cases, including both federal and state Internet child pornography cases.


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  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter

Baltimore Office
1435 Sulphur Spring Road, 1st Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21227

The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter

Belair Office
206 North Hickory Avenue
Belair, MD, 21014

The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter

Annapolis Office
420-1 Chinquapin Round Road, Suite 12
Annapolis, MD, 21401

The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter

Ocean City Office
13909 N. Ocean Drive
Ocean City, MD, 21842

The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter

Florida Office
4123 Eastridge Circle
Pompano Beach, FL, 33064



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal DefenseLaw Offices Charles L. Waechter1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Shriners InternationalMember2006 - Present
Masonic LodgeMember2005 - Present
Elks LodgeMember2000 - Present
United States District Court of AppealsMember1988 - Present
Maryland Court of AppealsMember1985 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of BaltimoreN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985