Parents and students at a local Prince George's County middle school are in an uproar after their principal was accused of punching a student. According to reports, the principal confronted a student, who attempted to run from him. The now ex-principal allegedly ordered the student into a back room, where authorities claim he punched the student twice in the stomach. When the minor tried to fight back, the student was allegedly struck in the face.
Other students and teachers knew something was awry when the student showed up to class with a swollen eye. After an investigation into the incident, the principal was indicted on charges of child abuse and assault. He turned himself in to authorities and is now being held on $75,000 bond. The serious nature of these charges may have resulted in the large bond amount.
Local Upper Marlboro area criminal defense lawyers understand felony charges and the criminal justice process, and can help others accused with crimes go through the proceeding. They know what arguments may lead to a lower bond amount and secure one's release until trial. Their efforts have helped hundreds of accused people get back to work and on with their lives as a criminal case develops.
Whether you are charged with robbery, drug crimes, domestic violence, sex assault or another crime, a local criminal defense professional can help you from the initial appearance to a bond hearing and all the way through plea negotiations and trial. Their experience and knowledge has proved priceless to those facing criminal charges.
Source: WUSA9, "Bond hearing delayed for ex-Md. School principal accused of punching student," November 6, 2014