Violent crimes such as assault, manslaughter and homicide, among others, can be some of the most serious charges a person in Maryland can face. These types of crimes often carry with them mandatory minimum sentences that could mean years or even decades behind bars, in addition to fines and a criminal record that could make it difficult to find housing and employment after the sentence is served. Therefore, those accused of violent crimes will want to take all the possible measures they can to defend themselves.
Facing a criminal trial can be intimidating, especially if it is a person's first offense. It is important to have a strong defense strategy, but oftentimes a person accused of a violent crime may not know where to start, much less what defenses are best in their circumstances. That is when it can help to have the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.
With the right legal guidance, those accused of violent crimes can better understand the charges they face as well as what their options are. At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., we understand how important it is to have legal counsel starting from the time a suspect is arrested and lasting throughout the criminal trial process. Whether it is best to accept a plea bargain or whether it is best to proceed to trial, it is important to understand the advantages and drawbacks to all these options. That way, you can make an informed decision.
In the end, anyone facing charges of violent crimes needs to have a criminal defense strategy that is designed to specifically meet their needs. Applying the law to the facts of a case is not always something a person is experienced with. That is why seeking legal guidance is so important. Our firm's webpage on violent crimes may be a good starting point for those who want more information on this topic.