MARYLAND CRIMES - ATTORNEYS & LAW
Criminal law is a broad term and can encompass an assortment of crimes including murder, to theft, drug possession, and money laundering. What your punishment or sentence will be for a criminal act will depend on several conditions such as the type of crime committed, the relevant Maryland criminal sentencing guidelines, previous convictions, and the circumstances surrounding the crime. You should speak with a Maryland criminal defense attorney about any criminal charges against you.
Drug Possession in Maryland
Drug possession and distribution of drugs in Maryland will carry different charges depending on the type and amount of drug:
For all drug charges, repeat offenders will have varying maximum or minimum sentences. You should contact a Maryland drug defense lawyer to discuss the charges against you or a loved one.
Assault in Maryland
Assault in Maryland means the crimes of assault, battery, and assault and battery, and may be either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity of the assault. There are two degrees of assault in Maryland: first degree assault and second degree assault.
If you have been charged with assault in Maryland, you should contact a Maryland criminal defense attorney.
Maryland Drunk Driving – DUI/DWI
Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal cases today. If you have received a DUI or DWI in Maryland there can be several consequences such as license suspension, fines, and/or jail time. If you have received a DUI/DWI in Maryland, it is recommended that you hire a Maryland DUI/DWI attorney.
Right to a Jury
A jury is the judge of law and fact in a criminal case and determines the defendant's guilt or innocence. In a general Maryland jurisdiction, there is no right to a jury trial in a criminal case unless:
The date for trial of a criminal matter in the circuit court shall be set within 30 days after the earlier of:
The trial date may not be later than 180 days after the earlier of those events. For good cause shown, the county administrative judge or a designee of the judge may grant a change of the trial date in a circuit court:
Sentence Review / Appeals
A person convicted of a crime by a Maryland circuit court and sentenced to serve a sentence that exceeds two years in a correctional facility is entitled to a single "sentence review" also known as appeal, by a review panel (of three or more judges). A person is not entitled:
MARYLAND ANNOTATED CODE Click Here To See The Following Statues:
Maryland Annotated Code, Title 5, §§ 601-606.
Maryland Annotated Code, Title 3, § 201-203.
Maryland Annotated Code, Title 6, §§ 101-102.
Maryland Annotated Code, Title 6, § 103.
Maryland Annotated Code, Title 8, § 102.