There is no doubt that domestic violence is a serious issue in Maryland and throughout the country. However, not everyone who is accused of domestic assault is guilty. As some people may know from firsthand experience, police take any accusation of domestic violence very seriouly, often arresting someone at the scene. But such quick action often leaves room for flaws in a case.
Charges of sex crimes are serious allegations that need to be addressed in a prompt manner. The failure to take prompt and aggressive action when accused can result in life altering consequences beyond time in prison. A 44-year-old man who has been accused of sexually assaulting a boy in two states, including Maryland, is likely coming to terms with that reality right now.
Drug arrests can happen in many ways. A person or group of people may be under investigation for months before police officers make an arrest. In other cases, police may get a tip from an individual who believes there is drug activity going on at their neighbor's house. Sometimes, however, drug charges can come from a completely unrelated accident, as one woman recently found out.
Felony charges are no laughing matter. A person charged with a felony could be facing serious penalties that include substantial jail time. Because of the potentially harsh sentencing that can come with a felony conviction, those facing felony charges should understand the options they have in this situation.