Criminal procedure in America is steeped in tradition. From the right to a speedy trial to proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, many of the tenets of criminal law go back to the country's founding. Despite this history, many Maryland residents know little about how a criminal case plays itself out.
Local authorities have confirmed that two people were taken into custody at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for allegedly carrying loaded weapons to a security checkpoint. The first arrest occurred after TSA employees allegedly discovered an Upper Marlboro man with a loaded 9MM handgun in his luggage. The following day, a woman was arrested for apparently having a loaded 38 caliber handgun in her carry-on.
A recent Upper Marlboro trial of the suspect accused of killing a high school student has gotten people talking about when a suspect should go to trial. While many people assume that criminal trials are common for any crime, in fact, most criminal charges are resolved without a jury. This can occur under a variety of circumstances.
A Prince George's County woman was charged with first-degree assault after she allegedly pointed a gun at another woman in Ft. Washington, Maryland. According to reports, the accused was driving near an intersection when she spotted another female who she was allegedly feuding with.