In the previous blog post, we discussed the inmate who was charged with second-degree murder after his cellmate died after being found injured in their cell. For people like that man who are facing second-degree murder charges, as well their loved ones, knowing some basic points about this charge might help them to better understand what the case is all about.
Violent crimes can happen anywhere -- even in prisons. One Maryland inmate is facing charges now that stem from allegations that he murdered his cellmate in January. The 37-year-old inmate is accused of killing a 58-year-old man.
People who are facing violent crime charges are often faced with a case that hinges on witness accounts of what happened. Interestingly, witness accounts can vary greatly in these cases. That can present a challenge for the defense team, as well as the prosecution. We know that you might be concerned about your defense in a case like this. We can help you to learn about the options that you have to address the claims that the prosecutor is making.
Last month, a school police officer in Baltimore was videotaped kicking and slapping a student outside of a high school. It is alleged that the student spat on the officer prior to the incident. That police officer was arrested on criminal charges that included a felony child abuse charge and two misdemeanor charges. At that time, the officer was suspended without pay because of the felony charge.
Accusations of child abuse can tear a family apart. On top of the children being removed from the household of the person accused of the abuse, the person can also face criminal charges. There are several different ways that child abuse can be reported to the authorities. In some cases, mandatory reporting might be involved.
All sex-related criminal charges have very specific criteria that must be met in order for a person to face that specific criminal charge. Sexual assault isn't an exception to that point. If you are charged with sexual assault, you must make sure that you understand the specific points that pertain to this particular criminal charge.