In Silver Spring, Maryland, it is a common knowledge that a person accused of a criminal offenseis presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in court. A criminal conviction can bring lasting consequences to a person, such as a tarnished reputation, difficulty landing a job and a permanent criminal record. Those consequences can haunt a person forever. Fortunately, anyone who has been accused of a crime has the right to a criminal defense, which allows the accused person to stand up to the charges and challengethe evidence presented in court.
Our law firm has 30 years of experience in handling criminal defense cases and we understand how difficult and frightening being charged with a crime is. If this is your first offense, you may not be aware of how the justice system works. Depending on the offense, an accused person can be prosecuted in state or federal court. Each court uses different sentencing guidelines that can bring mandatory minimum sentences. If an accused person is prosecuted in state court, thatcould mean that the charges are less serious than those criminal offenses that are being prosecuted atthe federal level. But, it is important to note that some state crimes carry harsher penalties than even federal crimes.
Prosecutors can also make the case more difficult for the accused person. Our law firm understands the strategies that come into play and we counteract those with our own defense strategies.
Building a solid criminal defense is our top priority. The defense strategy can make or break the case. People facing similar issues may wish to visit our website to learn more about how we can assist them with their cases.