When residents in Maryland are accused of a crime, it is important that they understand the seriousness of the situation. Beyond becoming knowledgeable about the charges against them, defendants should be aware of the defense strategies available to them.
Recently a25 year-old man has turned himself in to authorities after a fatal shooting in Croom. According to reports, the suspect from Harwood got into an argument with an acquaintance. This later resulted in the fatal shooting. The victim is a 30 year-old male also from Harwood.
Prince George's County Police investigated the incident and identified their suspect as the 25 year-old. After issuing an arrest warrant, the man turned himself over to police from another jurisdiction who will transfer him to Upper Marlboro for prosecution. The suspect is being charged with first-degree murder. His criminal defense has not been disclosed.
These are extremely serious charges that carry with them the most serious penalties in the state. As a result, it is absolutely vital for a suspect accused of charges like this to understand their legal defense options. Seeking guidance could help provide the accused with invaluable assistance to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.
Once a defense is initiated, a criminal defense plan should be devised. From investigating the nature of the charges to the police conduct surrounding your arrest, a criminal defense professional could nail down every important aspect of the case and help a defendant navigate the process better.
No matter how serious your charges are or how far along you are in the criminal prosecution process, the right criminal defense lawyer will make a difference.
Source: LaCrosse Tribune, "Man charged in Maryland homicide," Jan. 20, 2015