Our readers may know that felony charges are the most serious charges that a Maryland resident can face. But, there are varying degrees and types of felonies as well. Every day law enforcement officials are arresting people for alleged crimes such as burglary, robbery, sexual offenses and drug charges. When Maryland residents are facing these serious allegations, they need to immediately begin crafting a strong criminal defense strategy.
The first step in planning a criminal defense strategy is to carefully review the evidence in the case, as well as how that evidence was obtained by law enforcement officials. A careful review of the evidence may reveal that some of it could be suppressed if it was obtained through illegal means, or some of the evidence may be inadmissible in court for other reasons.
The next step is to consider whether or not to engage in plea negotiations with the prosecution. In some cases, the evidence may seem overwhelming and a plea deal may be the best option. However, in other cases, it may be best to take the case to trial.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to help them determine what their options are and which option they should choose. For Maryland residents who are facing felony charges, the decisions that are made in these planning stages can have a life-long impact. For more information about how our law firm may be able to help you assess your options in a felony case, please visit our website.