FAQs About Scott MacMullan Law, LLC

How do I talk to Scott MacMullan Law, LLC during this pandemic?

Scott is available via phone, video call, or curbside service. We have conducted consultations in our office, via curbside where the client remains in the car, telephone, and video calls. Our office has recently completed a Covid-19 Contact Tracing Certificate from Johns Hopkins so we have a deeper understanding of proper health and safety requirements that are specific to COVID-19.

What are Scott MacMullan Law, LLC’s qualifications?

Scott MacMullan has been awarded by Super Lawyer Magazine for the past 5 years. He is regularly named the “Best Attorney” or a finalist by the Capital Newspaper in the last 3 years. Before practicing law, Scott MacMullan clerked for two of the preeminent judges in the State of Maryland, giving him a unique perspective on how a judge rules and decides cases. He has been appointed a Criminal Justice Act Attorney by Federal District Court Judges. He has tried hundreds of cases and represented thousands of clients in the District Court of Maryland, Circuit Court of Maryland and the U.S. District Court of Maryland. Finally, he was a  member of the Maryland State Bar Association Judicial Nominating Commission from 2013-2017. Scott MacMullan’s policy is to return his client’s calls within one business day if not sooner.

FAQs About Traffic or Criminal Cases

I’ve heard that Scott MacMullan Law, LLC has unique knowledge and experience within the Naval Academy Jurisdiction. Will he be able to help me with my misdemeanor or traffic case in that jurisdiction?

No other lawyer has more experience and familiarity with the Naval Academy Federal Jurisdiction the last three years than Scott MacMullan. During that period he has handled more cases in that jurisdiction than any other defense attorney in Maryland. His familiarity with the judge, prosecutors, and police in that jurisdiction allow his clients superior experience in their defense.

Am I going to go to jail because of these criminal charges?

This is generally the number one concern of my clients and what I have been most successful at fighting against. I have an excellent history of obtaining not guilty verdicts for my clients in which they will not spend anytime at all in jail. If this is a case where guilt is easier to prove, then mitigation measures must be taken by the client to reduce any exposure to potential jail time. I walk every client of mine through two primary defense strategies.

1. Our attack of the prosecutor’s case and
2. Our mitigation of the case where we make the client look as good as possible for the judge. Many times I will advise my client that we are going to work on both of those strategies at the same time to maximize results.

Regarding the attack of the prosecutor’s case, it is important to know that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the client did what was alleged. If the State cannot prove their case, then my client’s exposure to jail is eliminated. We attack the prosecutor’s case against the Defendant by first collecting and aggressively investigating the evidence and facts of the case. Having the evidence will put us In a premier position to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case.

As to the Defendant’s mitigation measure, I generally advise any clients with a potential for jail time to make sure we present them to the judge in a beneficial manner that will reduce any exposure to jail. Mitigation measures include me asking the client what their connections to the community are,  diligently reviewing their record, advising them on any potential drug or alcohol counseling programs that could be beneficial to them and, finally, walking them through every detailed step in showcasing them to the judge in how they are most beneficial to society outside of jail, rather than in jail.

Every case is different but with the right preparation, we can attack and mitigate your exposure to jail as much as possible to give you the best possible outcome for your particular case.

Am I going to lose my job or security clearance because of these criminal charges?

Criminal charges in Maryland can have serious consequences for one’s job and security clearance. Here at Scott MacMullan Law, LLC we have extensive experience representing individuals who are at risk of losing their security clearance or job due to criminal charges. We can help you navigate the court system to put you in the best possible position to beat your charges or to mitigate your charges so you have the opportunity to keep your job and security clearance. It is important to act as soon as possible if you believe your job is at risk due to an arrest. Please call Scott MacMullan Law, LLC for a free consultation to assess your defense needs.

How much is this going to cost me?

Scott MacMullan Law, LLC handles things on a reasonable flat fee basis. We charge based on a per hearing basis. We will also work with you to make payments on some matters. Call us to discuss your needs.

We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

Where do I go on the day of the hearing or trial in court?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled hearing time. Meet your attorney outside of the specific courtroom door. Bring all relevant materials with you.

FAQs About Estate Planning

How can I properly plan my family or friend’s estate in case of a tragedy?

Here at Scott MacMullan Law, LLC we give a free consultation to assess your estate planning needs. This consultation can be done remotely (phone or vide), via curbside where the client remains in the car or in-person. Generally, it is wise to have a Last Will and Testament, a financial power of attorney and a health care directive in place in case something tragic happens. We take great care in listening to our client’s estate planning needs and lay out a plan that is effective and affordable to you and your loved ones.

FAQs About Personal Injury Claims

How fast will I get paid for my personal injury or car accident claim?

Every case is different but at Scott MacMullan Law, LLC we use our deep knowledge of the court system and insurance carriers to maximize results efficiently and effectively to give you the best possible outcome.