Because every criminal trial is different, criminal defense lawyers use case-specific tactics to help their clients who may be facing serious criminal charges.
Although we all try to walk down a safe and without error, there are times when some of us may stray from that path. While the reasons for these departures may be different for each person, the ensuing stress and strife that can result from being charged for various drug crimes is universal. While these charges must be taken seriously, as they can have major consequences, no one should feel like they are facing these charges alone.
A recent post here took a look at the steps an individual goes through when they are arrested in Maryland. This process included being served an arrest warrant, being placed under arrest by law enforcement officials and going to a pretrial hearing. This follow up to Part 1 will look at what happens to an individual who goes to trial after pleading not guilty to criminal charges filed by the prosecution.
Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a scary experience for anyone in Montgomery County, Maryland. A person can answer their door and be faced with police officers who are empowered to place them under arrest. That person can then find themselves handcuffed and put in the back of a police car. There is a lot of confusion about the procedures that are followed in the criminal justice system. For instance, when does someone declare that they are not guilty of the crime they are accused of? Also, what happens if a police investigation uncovers no wrongdoing? Here is Part 1 of a specific "roadmap" of procedures that occur when an adult, or a juvenile charged as an adult, is arrested in Maryland.