Calvert County Sheriff Police Beat / Convicted burglar Robert Adam Silberstein must have a friend in Calvert States Attorney Laura Martin

Calvert County Sheriff Police Beat

Calvert County Sheriff Police Beat / Convicted burglar Robert Adam Silberstein must have a friend in Calvert States Attorney Laura Martin

The following article appeared on May 30, 2015:

Robert Adam Silberstein found by cops drugged out in parking lot of community center

Robert Adam Silberstein found by cops drugged out in parking lot of community center

LUSBY, MD. —  A community park is just the place for druggies to drive in and go for an overdose in the parking lot.   Police say that on May 26, 2015, at 8:42 p.m. Calvert County Dep. M. Trigg observed a vehicle parked in the White Sands community center parking lot on Sycamore Road in Lusby.  He saw an occupant in the driver seat asleep and tapped on the window.  The man eventually awoke and when questioned, said he had been tired and wanted to sleep but would leave now and go home.  Trigg advised the man, identified as Robert Adam Silberstein, 30, of 4324 Cassell Boulevard, Prince Frederick, Md., that his movements and speech were sluggish and he needed to administer a field sobriety test on him before he would allow him to drive.  Silberstein was then found to be in possession of suspected drugs.  He was arrested and charged with two counts of CDS possession; Oxycodone and Alprazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia; a bottle.

MOMMY WANTS HER BURGLAR SON’S NAME CLEARED IN DRUG ARREST

Brenda Pennington Dellinger sent this message to THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY via Facebook.

“This is concerning my son Robert Silberstein that you have an article about a drug charge.  It was thrown out and my son Robert Silberstein had to sign a waiver to not sue Calvert county police department or the State of Maryland.  Would like you to remove this article a.s.a.p. Please feel free to contact my son via email.  Silberstein111@gmail.com TY

My son Robert Silberstein states he talked to his Lawyer Robert Harvey and he stated that you need to remove this article if I contacted you. It discriminates his name.”
— Brenda Pennington Dellinger

On the contrary, the above article does not “discriminates” the name of Silberstein but does “illuminate” his criminal record as well as the public record of Stet Docket, Probation and dropped charges against him by his former attorney, Laura Martin, who now represents the State of Maryland as the Calvert County States Attorney. When Silberstein was charged with rape in 2001, Martin acted as his attorney.

The record speaks for itself but the absence of the criminal drug charges placed on May 26, 2015, in the public record shows that something magical happened that has not been shared with the public.

Plea Deal by Calvert States Attorney Leaves Silberstein with Get-Out-Jail-Free-Card

Calvert County States Attorney Laura L. Martin

Calvert County States Attorney Laura L. Martin

When stopped by Maryland State Trooper K. Rowe on June 28, 2015, northbound on Cassell Blvd at Medallion Drive, at 12:21 am, Silberstein was arrested on charges of DUI, negligent driving while endangering property life and person. In a plea deal with Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin, Silberstein’s attorney, Robert Harvey of Prince Frederick, negotiated the five counts of DUI to be dropped and had his client enter a guilty plea to the negligent driving charge. The Deal: no jail time and a fine of $117.50 and DUI conviction to be used against him in the future. The case proves the skill of attorney Harvey and the poor job that Martin does in protecting the citizens of Calvert County from impaired drivers.

Guilty Plea to Burglary Landed Silberstein on Probation but Prosecutor Martin Didn’t Hold That Against Him

The deal by Martin ignored his prior conviction for burglary which took place in Calvert County District Court on July 7, 2014, in yet another plea deal. Silberstein’s probation period, according to court records, in that case, doesn’t end until July 7, 2017. Silberstein was also represented by attorney Harvey in that case after his arrest by Calvert Deputy C. Wells for an incident which took place on May 18, 2014. The plea deal in which Silberstein entered a guilty plea to malicious destruction of property and burglary in the fourth degree called for no fine and one year in jail. The deal provided for ten months and ten days of the jail sentence to be suspended and credit given for fifty days of time already served. A third charge of theft was dropped as a result of the deal and Silberstein walked out of court that day a free man, thanks to the skill of his criminal defense attorney Robert Harvey and the wheeling and dealing of Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin.

Silberstein was ticketed for doing more than 20 miles over the limit on busy Rt. 235 in St. Mary’s County and the charge was put on the Stet Docket by St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.

On Feb. 4, 2013, Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks dropped an assault charge against Silberstein when he was represented in Circuit Court by attorney Leonard L. Casalino of Dunkirk, Md.

Charged by Calvert Deputy S. Esposito with second-degree assault stemming from an incident on April 10, 2011, Silberstein entered a guilty plea on May 11, 2011, in Calvert County District Court. The plea deal with States Attorney Martin called for no fine and a jail sentence of one year. The deal also suspended eleven months of the sentence. Attorney Casalino represented Silberstein.

A peace order in a case of alleged domestic violence was sought against Silberstein and issued by a District Court Judge on April 11, 2011. The order against him called for not abuse, contact, custody and to stay away from the home of another family member. The order was dismissed when the petitioner requested the dismissal on April 18, 2011.

Charges against Silberstein on Jan. 13, 2011 of trespass and telephone misuse by repeated calls were put on the Stet Docket by Calvert County States Attorney Martin on May 11, 2011.  As part of a plea deal, an assault charge against Silberstein was dropped. Attorney Robert Castro represented Silberstein.

Charged in Calvert County District Court from an arrest for assault on Dec. 6, 2009, Silberstein was found not guilty on Jan. 27, 2010, after his “…spouse invoked marital privilege after oath”, according to court records.

Silberstein entered a guilty plea in Calvert County District Court in yet another deal with States Attorney Laura Martin. This plea to second-degree assault on May 19, 2010, resulted in no fine and a jail sentence of six months with five months and 26 days suspended and credit was given for four days of time served leaving the serial offender to walk out of court a free man. His attorney, in this case, was Robert King of Riverdale, Md. Court records show that on June 17, 2010, Silberstein was charged with violating the terms of his probation.

When Calvert States Attorney Martin decided to give Silberstein a free pass on his drug arrest in Lusby or his DUI in 2015, she might have checked the record of a previous plea deal she agreed to on Dec. 7, 2012. In that case of DUI following his arrest by Calvert Deputy R. Kreps on June 8, 2008, at 1:10 am as he drove impaired on Rt. 2 at Kent Road in Sunderland, Md., Silberstein entered a guilty plea in the deal with Prosecutor Martin. The deal: no fine and sixty days in jail with thirty days suspended.  He failed to appear in court when he was charged with violating his probation.

Charged in Calvert County District Court from an arrest for assault on Dec. 6, 2009, Silberstein was found not guilty on Jan. 27, 2010, after his “…spouse invoked marital privilege after oath”, according to court records.

When Calvert States Attorney Martin decided to give Silberstein a free pass on his drug arrest in Lusby or his DUI in 2015, she might have checked the record of a previous plea deal she agreed to on Dec. 7, 2012. In that case of DUI following his arrest by Calvert Deputy R. Kreps on June 8, 2008, at 1:10 am as he drove impaired on Rt. 2 at Kent Road in Sunderland, Md., Silberstein entered a guilty plea in the deal with Prosecutor Martin. The deal: no fine and sixty days in jail with thirty days suspended.  He failed to appear in court when he was charged with violating his probation.

Laura Martin represented Silberstein when he was charged by Calvert Deputy Patrick “Dave” McDowell with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault.  Silberstein was charged at the age of 16 as an adult in a Calvert County Circuit Court Indictment on Sept. 17, 2001.

Laura Martin represented Silberstein when he was charged by Calvert Deputy Patrick “Dave” McDowell with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault.  Silberstein was charged at the age of 16 as an adult in a Calvert County Circuit Court Indictment on Sept. 17, 2001. Martin cancelled her appearance in the case on Sept. 28, 2001 and was replaced by attorney Laurence W. Cumberland on Oct. 2, 2001. The case was remanded to Juvenile Court on Nov. 27, 2001. Silberstein spent eleven days in jail during the time from when he was arrested until the case was sent to Juvenile Court where records are not made public. Silberstein’s name does not appear in Maryland’s Sex Offender Registry. 

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