Montgomery County Attorney For Violent Criminal Charges
Violent crimes often carry mandatory minimum penalties. When facing these serious criminal charges, it is important for you to retain an experienced attorney to avoid life-changing consequences.
With over 34 years of criminal law experience, Silver Spring lawyer James N. Papirmeister understands the importance that experience plays in a criminal trial. As a former prosecutor with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, he witnessed firsthand how inexperienced counsel can adversely affect a criminal defendant. For a free initial consultation concerning the charges you face, call 301-589-2100 or 301-367-6500 after hours.
The following are examples of the types of violent criminal offenses he defends:
- Assault: Assault and battery charges can range from simple assault and battery to second-degree assault, which is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
- Domestic violence: Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have dedicated domestic violence units and prosecute these cases aggressively.
- Armed robbery: Armed robbery occurs when the accused uses a dangerous weapon, such as a firearm or knife, or displays a note with a claim that they possess a dangerous weapon.
- Homicide: People charged with murder require exceptional legal counsel, as these very serious charges impose the toughest sentences.
Why You Shouldn’t Talk To Police
If you talk to the police while you are under investigation or following your arrest, the state will use anything you say against you at a subsequent trial. Please request to speak with a lawyer, and after you make this request, law enforcement authorities may not speak with you unless your legal counsel is present.