A Columbia man was recently arrested and charged with wounding a Dunkin’ Donuts clerk in Anne Arundel County. Police reported that on December 12, 2009 a clerk was shot through a drive-through window after refusing to comply with demands for cash from a man who came to the drive-through window armed with a shotgun. The wounded clerk was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of serious injuries. The 21-year-old alleged shooter was captured by the police department’s Special Enforcement Team and has been charged with attempted murder.
An attempted murder charge is a form of assault and since the man was carrying a gun, charges may be increased. Penalties could include extended prison time and large fines. Although it is legal to own a gun in the U.S., most citizens are prohibited from carrying one on their person in public. If law enforcement suspects you of carrying a gun, they can legally search you and your vehicle.
Assault and weapons violations are serious offenses that can potentially ruin one’s life. If you have been charged with assault, homicide or weapons violation, you should have an experienced criminal defense attorney who can build a strong defense on your side. The skilled Maryland criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have been successfully representing those facing weapons charges and other criminal offenses in Maryland and the District of Columbia for decades. Our Maryland defense attorneys can protect your legal rights and work to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. Contact our offices today at (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.