Owings Mills Criminal Defense Lawyer
While this area is not typically seen as a hotbed for crime, there are a surprising amount of non violent crimes reported each year. The most common crimes in the area are drug crimes and theft. Drug crimes include drug possession, which is a misdemeanor, and distribution, which is a felony. The most common drug arrest is for marijuana, which is consistent with other areas in the state. The county police reported that there were a little over 300 drug cases in the Owings Mills and Reisterstown area in 2011. There were also close to 500 hundred theft cases in the area last year, which is relatively low compared to other areas in the county. Aggravated assault and burglary statistics were similar, with about 150 incidents of each last year. Because there are low levels of violent crime, cops are more likely to arrest a person for a minor offense. Many times we have seen people in the county be arrested for minor misdemeanors such as possession marijuana under 10 grams, or even shoplifting, when in other jurisdictions police would have simply issued a citation and a summons to appear in court. It may not be fair, but that is just the reality of living in the county. You will still be able to fight to have your charges dropped or dismissed, and the Owings Mills criminal defense lawyers at The Herbst Firm know how to achieve this. We are more than willing to take your case to trial if we cannot work out an acceptable resolution with the state. We never convince our clients to plead guilty and are always willing to do the extra work involved with their cases.