I have spent over 15 years regularly working in our courts, having handled thousands of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and private attorney. I served as a Senior State's Attorney for Carroll County, and an Assistant Attorney General for Maryland. While in private practice, I have represented people charged with criminal offenses allowing me to directly see the crime and drug issues facing Carroll County. I serve as a legal instructor for law enforcement, including the FBI, ATF, Maryland State Police, National Fire Academy, and numerous others around the State and country. I have trained thousands of police in proper investigative procedures, and have even been asked to teach our state judges and prosecutors. I recently was awarded a Maryland State Police Superintendent Salute for my "countless contributions" to law enforcement throughout the course of my career.