A 25-year-old Upper Marlboro man is being charged with trying to kill another man with his car. According to the Anne Arundel County Police, the two were involved in an ongoing feud over a woman. After an argument one night, one of the men allegedly used his car to pin the other against a building. The incident occurred after 2:00 a.m. outside the My Place Lounge and Bar in Odenton.
The man pinned by the car was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma and listed in critical but stable condition. Meanwhile, the driver was treated for minor injuries at Prince George's Hospital Center before being booked on several felonies, including attempted murder, first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment.
This particular incident, though somewhat bizarre, has many elements of a lot of crimes. Two men were arguing over a woman, alcohol was likely involved and things escalated. After the dust settled, serious charges were slammed on one of the people involved. This scenario could play out to the average man, not just seasoned criminals. Unfortunately, even those without a criminal past can get serious jail-time for felony charges.
Sometimes, things happen and fights occur. Depending upon how law enforcement views the incident, felony charges can be passed over or made against one of the participants. If charges are made a felony, those charges can wind up being a scarlet letter that undercuts years of hard work. As such, it is important to develop an immediate and strong legal defense to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved.
Source: WBAL, "Upper Marlboro Man Charged with Using Car in Attack," Mike Fortier, Aug. 18, 2013.