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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 White Collar Crime Lawyers

Annapolis Fraud Defense Attorneys

Accusations in business and in employment can ruin your reputation and career. Accept nothing less than the best. Most employers and licensing boards take a dim view on crimes of moral turpitude. Our Maryland lawyers have 35 years of combined legal experience. Notably, attorney Ivan J. Bates has been providing criminal defense representation for more than 15 years, and attorney Tony Garcia has more than 15 years of experience — including more than 10 years as a former prosecutor.

We can evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to pay restitution and have your case dismissed. If a settlement or plea bargain is not in your best interest, we will fight to protect your rights at trial.

At Bates & Garcia, P.C., we take a team approach to criminal defense representation. We work together to ensure that each client benefits from our vast experience and knowledge. Our extensive white collar defense includes state and federal misdemeanor and felony charges. Our Baltimore white collar crime attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Embezzlement
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Economic crimes
  • Real estate fraud
  • Mortgage fraud

It is important that you consult a qualified lawyer if you receive a grand jury indictment or if you are requested to testify in front of the grand jury. We can protect your rights at every phase of your case.

Expert Testimony

With 35 years of combined experience, our legal team has a network of professionals who can evaluate your case. We work with forensic accountants who have extensive experience reviewing complex financial data. Their expert testimony can help support your defense.

Free Consultations

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.