Baltimore Domestic Violence Lawyer
The Baltimore Police Department operates under a preferred arrest policy, which dictates that officers should make an arrest if they feel there is probable cause. Probable cause is a low bar, and that means that far too many individuals are arrested on charges with questionable evidence. In addition, District Court Commissioners in Baltimore City are far too quick to issue arrest warrants for domestic violence accusations. Commissioners are not required to check the truth or credibility of civilian statement of charges. Rather, they routinely rubber stamp charging documents and issue arrest warrants with little or no proof that the incident actually occurred. In some cases, Benjamin may be able to intervene and fight to have the arrest warrant recalled, so do not wait if you feel someone may charge you with a domestic violence offense.
While the police and commissioners will often charge a person without giving the matter much thought, Benjamin will make sure the State and the Judge do not rush to convict. Proof beyond all reasonable doubt requires that the state bring actual evidence to court, and Benjamin is experienced in exposing the bias of testifying witnesses on cross examination. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense and have a case pending in North Avenue contact Baltimore City assault lawyer Benjamin Herbst to find out what defenses may be available in your case. He has won cases by arguing self-defense, lack of evidence, and uncredible witness testimony and is standing by to do the same in your case. Benjamin has represented nurses, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement officers and government employees with security clearances who cannot afford a conviction for any type of offense. He has also represented college students and other young adults who absolutely need a clean record in order to pursue the career of their choice.
Benjamin takes each case seriously and understands who important the outcome is for each of his clients. All clients have cell phone access to Benjamin on nights and weekends, and he always keeps his clients informed of the case progress. He can also assist in filing an application to expunge your case, so that it may not be accessible by future employers or schools. If you have a criminal case coming up in North Avenue, Towson, Ocean City, Rockville or any other Maryland jurisdiction contact a Baltimore domestic violence lawyer to start protecting your future.