Dundalk Criminal Lawyer

Dundalk Criminal LawyerDundalk is the largest town in Baltimore County in terms of population.  With over 70 thousand residents, it is one of the largest unincorporated towns in the entire state.  It is for this reason that county police have a large presence in the town, which borders Baltimore City to the west and Sparrows Point and Essex to the south and east respectively.  The city is home to precinct 12 of the BCPD, and is not necessarily a high crime area, but due to its dense population there are more incidents of crime in this precinct than any other precinct in the county.  According to the Baltimore County Police Department’s annual reports, there were almost 10,000 reported incidents of crime in the precinct.  Just like the Maryland State Police crime reporting statistics, the county does not include all types of crime.  In fact only crimes that actually have victims are included in these numbers.  The reported crimes numbers do no include drug crimes such as possession of marijuana or possession of cocaine.  The statistics also do not include traffic crimes. 

If you or someone you know has been arrested or is being investigated for any crime including violent crimes and drug crimes, contact the Dundalk criminal lawyers at The Herbst Firm.  Our criminal defense lawyers have offices close by, and can even come to your home or neighborhood to discuss your criminal charge.  We know the area and we know that police often make assumptions and even false arrests.  The firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for all are clients, whether it be a jury trial or a plea agreement.

The most common type of reported incident of crime in the precinct is theft by a large margin.  In 2011 there were over 2,500 reported incidents of theft in the Dundalk area.  Many of these theft cases did not result in arrests, as typically around half of reported criminal incidents of theft are closed by police with an arrest.  Baltimore County police can issue criminal citations for minor theft cases such as shoplifting, but chances are that if the police locate a suspect in a theft case he or she will be arrested.  The second most common reported crime is burglary.  Fourth degree burglary is a misdemeanor in Maryland, but all other types of burglary are felonies.  There were over 600 reported incidents of burglary in the area in 2011, which is lower than police precinct two’s reported number but higher than all other police precincts.  Police also reported a large number of aggravated assaults in the precinct.  There were over 500 assaults that either caused an injury or involved a police officer, and typically more than half of these cases end up in an arrest being made.  Motor vehicle theft and robbery were the next most frequent reported crimes with 367 and 205 reported in 2011 respectively.

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for any crime in Baltimore County contact the Dundalk criminal lawyers at The Herbst Firm for a free consultation.  Our defense lawyers handle all criminal charges from drug possession and drug sale to theft, burglary, and assault.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and if you call you will speak directly to a criminal defense attorney.  It is important to start fighting your case as soon as possible and we are here to lead that fight.
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