In the wake of recent social movements, there has been a lot of concern about sexual assault and rape both in Maryland and throughout the rest of the country.
Last month, a young Maryland girl died after she was shot while riding in a car with several other people. While the girl was initially taken to the hospital for treatment, she could not overcome her wounds and passed away about two weeks later.
The laws in Maryland require that to legally possess a handgun, the owner must have a valid permit. Possession of a rifle or shotgun does not currently require a permit. For individuals arrested for gun possession without a valid permit, they may wonder what consequences they are facing and if it will result in their inability to possess a firearm in the future.
Domestic violence includes a lot more than just physical violence. For individuals facing domestic assault accusations, allegations and possible criminal charges, it is important to be familiar with the different types of domestic abuse and the options available when facing allegations of domestic violence.
Accused individuals who have been caught up in the criminal justice system should be familiar with how the process works. Overall crime is down in Montgomery County by 48 percent, however, some categories of crime, including some violent crimes, have increased. Murders and assaults are up by a small amount, while sexual assaults are up by 53 percent. The local police chief referred to the increase in sex offenses as alarming.