Over 30 Years of Legal Defense
in the Following Practice Areas

MVA Hearing attorney Washington DC

Personal Injury

A car accident caused by negligence of another party can result in catastrophic injury and financial damages that can last a lifetime. John C. Monahan aggressively fights to help victims suffering from a serious injury or loss of a loved one recover full and fair compensation.
MVA Hearing attorney Washington DC

DUI and DWI Defense

John C. Monahan is dedicated to providing personalized, aggressive legal counsel to clients throughout Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George County and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area who have been arrested for drunk driving offenses of all kinds ranging from first time DUI or DWI offenses to felony DUI or DWI or vehicular manslaughter.

MVA Hearing attorney Washington DC

Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Hearings

Following a DWI or DUI, offenders have only 10 days to request an MVA Hearing before their license is suspended or revoked. In addition, the sanctions at an MVA Hearing are serious and require the skills and knowledge of an experienced attorney to navigate through the complicated areas of administration and criminal and traffic laws. John C. Monahan assists clients in saving their license and navigating through the burdensome paperwork and courtroom processes.
MVA Hearing attorney Washington DC

Misdemeanor Criminal Traffic Defense

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a traffic crime, including a traffic ticket issue or traffic violation, your personal freedom and financial livelihood could be at stake, but you don’t have to resolve this ordeal on your own. John C. Monahan defends clients charged with misdemeanor traffic offenses in the Rockville, MD area, as well as throughout Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George County and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

John C. Monahan

John C. Monahan is an experienced defense attorney with expertise in criminal defense of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) cases, Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings, misdemeanor criminal traffic defense and personal injury cases (typically from accidents) in Rockville, Maryland, Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Metropolitan areas. When you are in trouble with the law, you need an experienced, non-judgmental advocate to give you individualized attention and straight-forward advice about beating your case. For over 30 years, Monahan has acted as sole defense counsel in over 400 criminal defense cases in the local circuit and district courts. He has helped hundreds of clients with their charges and has a long record of successful depositions and acquittals. Monahan works closely with each individual client, researches the details and facts about each client’s specific case, and presents the best defense possible. No attorney can guarantee an acquittal, doing so would be unethical, however having a skilled, reputable, experienced attorney who is familiar with a case like yours and with the courts you are being tried in, can greatly help your case run smoothly, and help to secure the best possible outcome for your particular case. With over 30 years of defending clients in the Rockville, MD area, as well as throughout Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, Monahan has developed reputation, knowledge and relationships with the judges and fellow attorneys within the Maryland circuit and district court systems, which helps to obtain a positive outcome.

Selected to Super Lawyers from 2007-2013 and 2015-2016, Monahan graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and is a member in good standing with the National College for DUI Defense.

Since his 1976 graduation from Suffolk Law School and after being admitted to practice law in Maryland in 1977 and Washington DC in 1978, Monahan steadily worked to grow his practice, providing the best legal representation to every client, seeing hundreds of cases from initial consultation through to final verdict. Today he provides representation throughout the Rockville MD area, as well as throughout Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.



 

Testimonials

  • I first retained Mr. Monahan’s legal services and 12 years later he remains my lawyer...I would highly recommend those seeking criminal defense lawyers to seek John Monahan’s legal services. He is familiar with the prosecutors, knows court processing and procedures, and most importantly has 30 years of experience in criminal cases.”
  • Dear John, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You helped us more than you know through what is an exceptionally difficult period in our lives. Our minds are now clear to deal with matters of great importance. Your counsel, patience, professionalism, and kindness are most appreciated.
    Accident Client
  • Dear Mr. Monahan, G and I wanted to thank you for all your efforts. God only knows where we would be without you. We hope to see you again, but under happier circumstances.
    G and I
  • Thank you so much for being nice and thoughtful and I also thank you for fighting hard.
    Tesfa A.
  • Dear Mr. Monahan, I really appreciate all the time and patience you invested to help me get a life again. Believe me, if anyone I know is in need of legal services, I’ll send them to you.
    Marissa F.
  • Dear John, I wanted to let you know that I thought your defense of my brother in his recent criminal case was outstanding. I know that luck played a part in aligning the facts, but I also do not know many lawyers with the ingenuity and diligence to actually fashion those facts into a defense. My brother was very lucky to have you as his attorney and I have told him so. Thanks.
    Mary B.
 
 

 

It is important to remember that trying to navigate the criminal justice system on your own puts your fate in the hands of prosecutors and judges who are often most concerned with getting a conviction. John C. Monahan is concerned with protecting your rights and has the resources and tenacity to help secure the most preferable outcomes possible.

John C. Monahan is experienced in representing people charged with:

  • DUI’s and DWI’s
  • Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA hearings
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Traffic Defense
  • Personal Injury Cases Due to Traffic Accidents

If you are facing charges in any of these areas or have been convicted of any other criminal offense, John C. Monahan can take on your case, fight for your rights and help protect you against injustice, mistreatment, loss of freedom or financial loss.

 

While Monahan specializes in DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI’s (Driving While Intoxicated), Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings, misdemeanor criminal traffic defense and personal injury cases, John C. Monahan also assists people who need legal assistance with other serious legal issues. He appears regularly at the Motor Vehicle Administration and assists clients facing suspensions or revocations of driver’s licenses. He is a mediator and arbitrator in the resolution of civil cases. Additionally, he also serves as a Neutral Arbitrator of Montgomery County Retirement Disability cases. Monahan also represents clients charged with violations related to the terms of their parole or probation.

John C. Monahan has decades of experience, representing hundreds of clients in DUI and DWI cases, MVA Hearings, misdemeanor criminal traffic cases and personal injury cases, in the Rockville, MD area, throughout Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George County and the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

If you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to represent you in your case, who employs only knowledgeable, professional staff, call John C. Monahan at 301-251-1811 to discuss your case and get the legal help you need.