Weapons charge handed down to 2 teens after heated argument

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Weapons Crimes on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Every day, individuals in Maryland get into arguments with one another. In some cases, these arguments can become very heated and result in actions that have severe consequences, such as a weapons charge. Unfortunately, a recent argument between two teenagers in Maryland resulted in multiple charges.

Reportedly, these two 19-year-old teenagers began to argue one night. One man pulled out a firearm and attempted to shoot the second man. However, he shot and missed, which caused the second man to flee from the scene. The first man is now facing weapons, assault and attempted murder charges.

Though the second man ran away at first, a short time later he reportedly came back to the site of the argument. It was at this time that he pulled his own gun out and shot at the first man. The man was successful in his shot and the other man sustained a bullet wound to his ankle. The second man is facing weapons and assault charges.

Though both teenagers fired a firearm, one teenager is faced with more serious charges than the other. Both teens would do well to work on a solid criminal defense in order to fight off the charges against them. Every incident has two sides, and it will be important for each of these boys to share their side of the story as they face conviction of a weapons charge. These Maryland boys have a long road ahead of them, but it is important to remember that a charge is not a conviction, and a strong criminal defense can go a long way in protecting one’s rights and reaching a favorable outcome, which could consist of dropped charges or a lesser sentencing.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, Annapolis shooting victim opened fire first, police say, Ian Duncan, Feb. 10, 2014

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