Baltimore Police arrest 22-year-old on gun related charges

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Weapons Crimes on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Recently in Fells Point, Maryland, a 22-year-old man was arrested and issued a number of handgun related charges. A representative of the Baltimore police stated that the incident took place while many people were outside partaking in Halloween festivities. Reportedly, the arrest took place after police heard gunshots and proceeded to investigate.

As officers conducted their investigation, they witnessed the 22-year-old in possession of a handgun. It is said the 22-year-old then took off running from the scene but was subsequently apprehended. The officers confiscated the handgun as well as ammunition from him. No one was injured in the incident.

A case like this could raise some questions. For example, did anyone actually see the 22-year-old discharge the weapon? Also, did the police follow all the required procedures necessary in order to make the arrest?

All weapons charges are serious. In fact, anyone convicted of a weapons offense will be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence. If you are convicted of a weapons offense, not only could you have to spend time in jail, but your criminal record may haunt you for the rest of your life. You may have difficulty getting jobs and be prohibited from partaking in other activities as well.

Therefore, those who are arrested for illegally possessing or discharging a gun can typically benefit from the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

If you are ever arrested on a weapons charge, an attorney could go over the details of your arrest, look for witnesses who can support your side of the story and build a defense that may give you your best possible outcome. A strong defense may be the only thing between you and a conviction.

Source: CBS Baltimore, “Man Arrested After Shots Fired During Fells Point Halloween Festivities,” Nov. 1, 2015

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