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Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland attorney Kevin M. McNeil is here to help

Here are some of the most common questions I hear each day.

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Will I have to stand trial for my criminal charges?

My courtroom skills are strong, but I also have the experience to know when a trial is not in your best interests. When I can anticipate that a trial is unlikely to have a positive outcome, I advise you of your options for negotiating a plea to reduced charges. However, if I believe that we can prevail, I do not hesitate to take your case to trial and fight for a verdict of not guilty.

How much money can I get for my injury case?

The compensation available in any personal injury case depends on the extent of your injuries and the degree of the other party's liability for those injuries. No two injury claims are alike. Some go to trial, while others are better resolved through a negotiated settlement process. I advise you of the strategy that will give you the best chance of receiving the maximum possible compensation.

How long will it take to get my divorce?

The duration of a divorce depends heavily on the cooperative involvement of both parties. Divorce is a process of mutual negotiation. If you and your spouse have been separated for a year by mutual agreement, your uncontested divorce can be completed in a few months. A contested divorce can take much longer if either party is unwilling to make reasonable concessions to the other. I do everything possible to help you make practical decisions that keep the divorce process moving forward toward a satisfactory conclusion.

How much will I have to pay you?

Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis — which means my fee is a portion of your recovery, and you do not pay attorney's fees until we win your case. For criminal defense and divorce litigation, the cost of representation depends on the complexity of the case and the tasks required to protect your interests. When I first meet with you, I will assess your case and give you a quote for my services.

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