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Stephen P. Shepard

Stephen P. Shepard

The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Maryland
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Summary

Stephen P. Shepard (who prefers to simply be called “Steve”) is best described as a criminal defense attorney who simultaneously helps ease the stress and discomfort of people who are accused of crimes while serving as an aggressive and passionate champion against injustice. But at the end of the day, Steve sees himself as simply a person who is trying to make the world a better place by using a mix of his experience, skills, and knowledge.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Contact my office today for a free 60-minute office or phone consultation with an attorney.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Discount for active military service members and veterans with an honorable discharge
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law
The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC
- Current
Appointed Defense Attorney
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
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Appointed Defense Attorney for the Howard County Drug/DUI Court Program.
Panel Attorney
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
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Education
Appalachian School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Cabrini College
B.A. (2009) | Criminology and Philosophy
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude, President's List, Dean's List
Activities: President, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society President, Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy Participant, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rated 10/10
Avvo.com
Drunk Driving Defense
Lead Counsel
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
State Level Crimes
Lead Counsel
Premier Attorney
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
State Level Crimes
Lead Counsel
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
Member
Current
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Baltimore County Bar Association
Member
Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
- Current
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Maryland Association for Justice
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Negligent Hiring Liability: A Look at How It Affects Employers and the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders
Appalachian Journal of Law
Certifications
Lead Counsel Rated - State Criminal Law
Lead Counsel
Lead Counsel Rated - DUI Defense
Lead Counsel
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Charged with misdameanor second degree assualt. Do I have to report it to state insurance comissioner?
A: I believe your question should be directed to an employment law attorney.
Q. Is an inmate, having been found guilty and has been incarcerated 7 yrs. of a 20 yr. sentence, eligible for an 8-580
A: Probably. Md. Code Health General 8-505 provides that, after sentencing, the court may order the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to evaluate a defendant to determine whether, by reason of drug or alcohol abuse, the defendant is in need of and may benefit from treatment if: (1) It appears to the court that the defendant has an alcohol or drug abuse problem; or (2) the defendant alleges an alcohol or drug dependency. The only exception is if the defendant is serving a sentence for a crime of violence, in which case the court may only order an evaluation once the defendant is eligible for parole. Here is a link to the relevant provision of the Code: https://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2005/ghg/8-505.html
Q. If charged with second degree assault would it be good to take anger management classes before going to court?
A: Unless you are absolutely sure that you will be found not guilty, I would highly recommend anger management classes to you if you were my client and facing an assault charge. Many people do not realize this, but anger management classes can be taken online. You no longer have to sit through a boring class with other people. Most, if not all, of my clients, prefer the online class method. However, some online classes are more reputable than others. That is one way in which an experienced criminal defense attorney can be of great assistance to you.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC
303 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD 21204-4412
Telephone: (410) 648-4008
Fax: (410) 648-4045