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601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
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Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-769-0381
Fax: 301-320-3948
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5321 Tuscarawas Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 301-320-5252
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Joanne Roney Hepworth | Criminal Law | Joanne Roney Hepworth is committed to the practice of aggressive yet com-passionate criminal defense. With more than 30 years of litigation experience, she provides clients with the dedicated representation they deserve. Ms. Hepworth has successfully represented persons in both State and Federal Courts charged with murder, assault with intent to kill while armed, travel with intent to engage in illicit sex, conspiracy, drug distribution, and DWI. Notably, Ms. Hepworth recently achieved a hung jury in a sexual misconduct case in US District Court. In the 1990s she won a suppression motion in a narcotics case that ultimately resulted in a $150,000 judgment against the DC MPD for violation of civil rights. In 2007 she and Reita Pendry formed the partnership of Hepworth & Pendry, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md.

Washington, D.C., Trial Lawyers

Aggressively and Passionately Defending Clients

If you are facing a criminal charge, your attorney needs to be both an experienced and zealous advocate.

At Hepworth & Pendry, we have dedicated our practice to criminal defense advocacy. We combine extensive trial experience with a passion for aggressively defending people against criminal charges.

Focused on Your Future

It is one thing to say that clients come first. It is another thing to make that evident in every element of a firm's practice.

At Hepworth & Pendry, we approach every case with a broad perspective, addressing personal concerns as well as legal needs. We take a personalized approach to every case and refuse to let our clients get lost in the criminal justice system.

In short, having a client-centered practice means striving for an outcome that puts our clients in the best position for the future. Whether you have been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, drug crime, fraud, sex crime, DUI or other traffic offense we will vehemently defend you against all charges. Contact one of our lawyers to discuss your case in a free consultation.

A Comprehensive Criminal Practice

Every stage of your criminal defense is critically important. We will guide you through the entire process, including:

  • Initial investigation before charges are filed
  • Pre-indictment
  • Review of discovery after charges have been filed
  • Pretrial hearings for bond
  • Pretrial motions
  • Trials
  • Sentencing
  • Criminal appeals
  • Post-conviction motions

Each stage of your criminal defense offers significant opportunities to protect your rights. We will zealously defend you throughout the entire criminal justice process.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Hepworth & Pendry

Each of our clients has a unique story and deserves aggressive representation that is tailored to his or her needs. Call 202-769-0381 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Hepworth & Pendry has offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina.

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At Hepworth and Pendry, 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.

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