Washington D.C. Office
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-220-3025; 202-997-1386
Fax: 301-320-3948
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Maryland Office
5321 Tuscarawas Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 301-320-5252
Fax: 301-320-3948
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North Carolina Office
4819 Emperor Blvd.
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703
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Trial Practice

Zealously Protecting Your Rights Against Criminal Charges

At Hepworth, Pendry and Katkish, we have represented our clients in criminal trials for more than 30 years. We understand the criminal justice system, and we will protect your interests at every stage of your proceeding.

The Criminal Trial Process

We recognize the importance of every stage of the criminal defense process. Clients throughout the Washington Metro area rely on us to guide them through each step of their defense, including:

  • Pre-indictment phase — If you are a "person of interest" in a criminal investigation, do not let investigators bully you. We will ensure that your rights are protected and not violated. We have experience helping clients handle investigative interviews, grand jury subpoenas, grand jury testimony and prosecutor interrogations.
  • Initial appearance after charges are filed — As soon as the investigators charge you with a crime, your life may change radically. The bail hearing will determine whether you are able to stay in your home and keep your job, or if you will be forced to stay in jail until your case is resolved. We will prepare evidence and witnesses to give you the best opportunity to remain in your community.
  • Investigation — Evidence can make or break your case. Together with experienced investigators, we will leave no stone unturned. From uncovering missing evidence to locating witnesses, we will make every effort on your behalf.
  • Discovery — With years of litigation experience, we know how important the discovery process is. We know how to obtain evidence and discovery material from the government.
  • Pretrial motions — During our investigation and the discovery process, critical information often comes to light. Through pretrial motions we can use this information to a client's advantage.
  • Trial — We focus on thorough preparation, skilled cross-examinations and passionate arguments. We will advise you on what to expect in court and zealously protect your interests before the judge or jury.

Contact a Lawyer at our Washington, D.C. or Bethesda, Maryland Offices

Call 202-220-3025 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation and speak with an experienced attorney today.


At Hepworth, Pendry and Katkish, we represent clients throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including those in Washington, D.C.; Rockville (MD); Bethesda (MD); Greenbelt (MD); Fort Washington (MD); Upper Marlboro (MD), Baltimore City (MD), Annapolis (MD), Montgomery County (MD); Prince Georges County (MD), Howard County (MD), Anne Arundel County (MD), Frederick County (MD), Baltimore County (MD), and throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.