Homicide And Assault Information
At Alpert Schreyer, we believe that everyone accused of a crime is entitled to a zealous and complete defense. Our attorneys have practiced law in Maryland for more than three decades and handled thousands of criminal cases. We understand the law, and we know the judges, prosecutors and juries who help administer it every day throughout Maryland. And because were so experienced at defending Maryland criminal cases, we know that being charged with a crime can often be a financial crisis as well as a personal one. That’s why we always offer free case evaluations to potential clients. If you or someone you care about is facing homicide or assault charges, call us as soon as possible for help, at (866) 444-6363, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form.
Because these crimes are so serious, law enforcement and prosecutors must follow strict rules about how they investigate, charge and prosecute murder and assault crimes. As former prosecutors, the Bethesda assault defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer know that law enforcement sometimes makes mistakes or will misuse their authority. We understand law-enforcement procedures for investigating and preserving evidence, and the most common ways they can go wrong. We promise all of our clients that well use that knowledge to investigate their cases thoroughly, looking for weaknesses and errors that help us dismiss or reduce your charges. And if its necessary, were committed to taking your case to trial and providing an aggressive defense.
The experienced Maryland criminal defenders at Alpert Schreyer defend people charged with every type of homicide and assault crime in Maryland, including:
- First-degree murder
- Second-degree murder
- Attempted murder
- Accessory to murder or manslaughter
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Assault and battery
- Assault with a firearm
- Domestic abuse
- Reckless endangerment
Under Maryland state law, homicide and assault are both categories of crimes that contain many individual charges (such as manslaughter or domestic violence). Which one you’re charged with depends on the circumstances, as well as what prosecutors think they can prove to a jury. Sometimes, law enforcement will even inflate charges in order to increase the penalties the accused may receive. Those penalties can be very serious, involving decades of prison time and very steep fines, because most assault and homicide crimes are felonies. Those penalties can inflate even further when the charge involves a gun, a law enforcement officer or took place during other serious crimes.