No charge is more serious than a murder charge. It’s true that Maryland acted last year to remove the death penalty as a possible sentence for new homicide offenses. But for first-degree murder in Maryland, it is still possible to get life in prison without the chance of parole.
At Jack B. Rubin, PA, we know that with the stakes so high, you want an attorney who really does have the skills and experience to defend you aggressively. At our firm, that is exactly what you will get. Our founding attorney, Jack Rubin, has not only defended clients in murder trials. He is also the co-author of a book for other lawyers on how to handle murder trials.
Types Of Homicide Charges In Maryland
If you have been charged, or think you might be charged, with a homicide offense, it’s important to be clear about the different types of offenses you may face. These include:
- First-degree murder – killing that is premeditated or committed during a violent felony such as rape or arson
- Second-degree murder – a murder that does not meet the definition of first-degree murder and carries a prison sentence of up to 30 years
- Manslaughter – when death results from criminally negligent or reckless conduct
- Vehicular homicide – a specific type of manslaughter involving a motor vehicle or some type of watercraft; often involves drunk driving charges
- Attempted murder –when death does not result, but there was an attempt to take a life
No matter which of these charges you may face, we know how stressful it must be for you. As with other violent crimes, the severity of the sentence you could receive may have filled you with fear.
Don’t give up hope. Our firm is experienced at finding ways to challenge all types of criminal charges, and that includes murder charges. You can count on us to aggressively assert your constitutional rights.
Putting Our Experience To Work For You
Our skilled defense lawyers have the experience in homicide cases to find and probe the weak spots in the prosecution’s case. Call 410.727.8710 to talk about how we can help you push back against murder charges.