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"When we first entered the law firm, we decided this was the actual place we needed to be, because [everyone at the firm was] very welcoming, and they made us feel very comfortable and very relaxed."

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Experienced Trial Attorneys

Our legal team includes attorneys Ivan J. Bates, Tony Garcia and Mary Lloyd. Together, we have 35 years of experience handling complex matters.

We are former prosecutors who understand the court system from both sides. We are skilled appellate attorneys who leverage our knowledge of the judicial system to ensure that our clients can gain a victory from defeat.


Baltimore Murder Defense Lawyers

Maryland Assault Charges Attorneys

Our Maryland lawyers understand that no two criminal cases are alike. However, the consequences for criminal convictions remain the same. Depending on your situation, you could face a substantial prison sentence, fines, penalties and lasting social stigma.

At Bates & Garcia, P.C., our defense team consists of attorney Ivan J. Bates, who has more than 15 years of criminal legal experience, and attorney Tony Garcia, who has more than 15 years of criminal legal experience — including more than 10 years as a former prosecutor. We have handled criminal trials in state, federal, district and juvenile courts. We are committed to achieving your goals.

Our extensive experience includes defending individuals against a wide range of violent crime charges, including:

  • Murder charges
  • Attempted murder charges
  • Weapons charges
  • Assault (first and second degree) charges
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Gang-related charges

Our Baltimore murder defense attorneys possess sophisticated expertise. We have taken 80 murder cases to trial, both as a former prosecutor and as defense attorneys, with a 95 percent acquittal rate. Notably, attorney Tony Garcia prosecuted one of the state's most high profile cases as a former homicide prosecutor. We understand how the district attorney will likely approach your case. We can anticipate the prosecution's tactics and prevent complications. We will evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action.

Our in-depth investigations into murder cases include evaluating ballistics reports, fingerprints and DNA evidence to help support your defense. Our dedication to providing high-caliber representation includes having charges thrown out on a murder case in Howard County.

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Our Maryland legal team is available to discuss your complex matter at 410-814-4600 or toll free at 410-814-4600. For your convenience, we also accept e-mails.

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Bates & Garcia, P.C.
201 North Charles Street, Suite 1900
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Bates & Garcia, P.C., provides comprehensive representation throughout Maryland, including Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Prince George's County and Montgomery County, as well as the communities of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Annapolis, Essex, Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Towson, Glen Burnie, Randallstown, Woodlawn, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Joppatowne, Westminster, Sykesville, Bowie and Rockville.