The California Supreme Court will soon hear the matter of what defines privacy on social media websites.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation keeps tabs on all kinds of statistics, such as the number of people arrested in the U.S. on drunk driving charges.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to help them avoid a criminal conviction, if possible. Why is it so important to fight against criminal charges? Well, besides the immediate impact an arrest can have on a person's life, a conviction can be much worse, including the possibility of a harsh sentence in some cases. However, besides the impact of an arrest, a conviction and a criminal sentence, Maryland residents who are convicted of a crime can face "collateral consequences" for the rest of their lives as well.
An assault charge is an example of a violent crime in Maryland. Like some other categories of criminal charges, such as drug charges or sex-offense charges, violent crime charges come with a stigma that can remain even if the defendant is acquitted of the crime or the charges are dismissed. Individuals in Maryland who face violent crime charges often find that others may have certain pre-conceived notions about the type of person they are.
Many of our readers likely remember seeing news reports about a gruesome incident back on October 18 of last year where a man entered his workplace in Edgewood, Maryland, and shot five people, killing three of them. Now, a recent report indicates that a suspect has been arrested for the crime. According to the recent report, a 38-year-old man is the suspect in the shooting spree. He has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Maryland, like all other states, has a range of criminal charges that defendants can face, including misdemeanor and felony charges. One of the more common felony charges is burglary. But, here as well, there is a range in the severity of the charges. For example, a burglary that is alleged to have been committed with a firearm will usually result in a more severe charge.