Being charged with a violent crime is one thing. However, being charged with a violent crime that includes weapons charges is another thing entirely different. Indeed, weapons charges will exponentially elevate the severity of punishments associated with a conviction. Therefore, Baltimore residents will want to make sure that their criminal defense is spot-on in any kind of criminal matter relating to weapons charges.
Another thing that makes weapons charges particularly challenging in Baltimore is that the city happens to be one of the most violent in the nation, where its residents are frequently accused of weapons charges. This means that local prosecutors have a great deal of experience with what it takes to convict a defendant successfully. If federal police are also working with local law enforcement in your case, your defense may become even more challenging.
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At the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr., we have a great deal of experience with weapons charge cases, too. We have handled the defense of hundreds of criminal matters. Some of the more common cases we have defended include charges relating to concealed weapons, unauthorized or illegal weapons, the use of a weapon while committing a felony, unregistered weapons, and a great deal more.
At the end of the day, whomever you choose to represent you in your criminal proceedings, make sure you select a defense attorney with extensive state and federal trial experience in the state of Maryland. A lawyer with extensive and regular court experience will probably have worked with the judge presiding over your case before and will probably have worked with the police officers and prosecutors involved in your case. Knowing who and what you are up against is an invaluable asset to any defendant who is defending against weapons charges of any kind.
If you find yourself accused of a crime, please reach out to The Law Offices James E. Crawford Jr and associates. We are a team of experienced, serious trial lawyers that will not judge you for what you may or may not have done but rather focus on making sure your rights are protected. Please contact us for a free initial consultation.