Those who have been charged with a felony offense will need the legal representation of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC our attorneys understand the life-altering impact that a felony conviction can have on the life of a defendant. As such, we provide a defense that takes into consideration your unique needs and wellbeing. If you have been accused of a felony crime, it is crucial that you do not wait to get in touch with a lawyer. Call us today at (866) 444-6363 for a consultation on your case and a fast start to our representation.
Our Maryland felony defense lawyers are former prosecutors who know the tactics the state will use when building a case against you and the serious penalties that state prosecutors will commonly seek in court.
The Goals of Prosecutors
In leveling felony charges against a Maryland resident, prosecutors seek to impose serious punishments for the alleged crime. Since a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, a prosecutor will work to show that he or she not only committed a crime, but that the circumstances of the crime qualify it for a felony charge. Often, this will include proving motive, the identity of the victim, and any other specific actions that Maryland law classifies as worthy of a felony charge. Witness and expert testimony along with evidence will be used to prove that you committed the crime. However, an accomplished defense attorney will be able to fight back in court against these tactics.
The Results of a Successful Defense
Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean that your trial will end in prison and monetary fines. A successful defense can end in multiple results depending on the circumstances of your case and the potential penalties that you faced.
Found Innocent – If the jury finds that you did not commit any form of crime, you will be declared innocent of the charges. This means that there are no penalties and that you will not have a criminal record created, no matter what had been previously claimed. For those who have been charged with multiple crimes, it is possible to be found innocent of some and guilty of others, which can result in fewer penalties.
Decreased Penalties – By proving that the circumstances of the crime do not fit the criteria for the charge, it is possible to have charges lessened. For example, first degree murder can be lessened to second degree murder or manslaughter, which can each have lesser penalties. It may be possible to prove that the crime does not qualify as a felony but is actually a misdemeanor, which can mean a difference of years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Probation – Rather than be sentenced to spend time in prison, a plea deal and other tactics can result in a defendant being sentenced to probation. During this time, a defendant will be able to live outside of prison as long as he or she follows specific guidelines. At the end of probation, he or she will be freed from obligation and may even have some charges wiped from the record.
Years of Experience Used for Your Benefit
With decades of courtroom success, a Maryland felony defense attorney at Alpert Schreyer not only has deep insight into the needs of your case, but has the skills and resources needed to find success. Whatever charges you may be facing, we will work to defend your rights and create a better future for you and the people who depend on you. Contact us at (866) 444-6363 to learn more about our record of success and what we can do to help you.