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Violent crimes are among the most severely punished in Maryland, which makes the stakes incredibly high if you have been arrested or charged for an offense such as assault. The mere accusation that you committed a violent crime can be devastating. Not only are you confronting the possibility of spending a significant amount of time in jail or prison, but when your friends, neighbors, or business colleagues learn that you were arrested or charged they may never look at you the same way again. That is why it is important to contact a Maryland criminal defense attorney as soon as possible when you are charged with a violent crime.
If you are convicted of a violent crime, you could lose everything that you have worked for or that you dreamed of accomplishing in the future. The consequences of a conviction are far reaching and may include:
The stakes are incredibly high if you have been arrested or charged for an offense such as assault, robbery, or criminal homicide. However, there can be hope for a positive outcome if you secure the help of an experienced Waldorf violent crimes attorney to build a strong defense to your charge.
If you need an attorney to aggressively represent you in Waldorf or the surrounding area, Thomas E. Pyles should be your first choice. He has over 25 years of courtroom experience as a criminal defense attorney that includes successfully defending clients against an array of misdemeanor and felony crimes.
Violent crimes are offenses that involve the use of force or the threat of force against another person. Force can involve the use of a weapon, such as a knife or gun, to harm another person or to threaten harm to them. However, force can also involve hitting, shoving, or otherwise using your body or physical presence to harm or threaten someone. Sometimes the use or threat of force is both the means and ends of the offense. For example, an intentional assault or homicide typically involves the use of force with the intent to hurt or kill. Other times, a violent crime may involve the use or threat of force as a means of committing other crimes, such as a convenience store robbery in which the robber uses a gun to threaten the cashier as a means of coercing the teller to hand over cash. The robber may have no actual intention of hurting the cashier but the threat of force makes the robbery a violent crime.
A violent crime can mean anything from a simple assault charge resulting from a shoving match, like you get in a grocery store line, bar, or at a sporting event, up to the extremely serious offense of murder. Some violent offenses are misdemeanors but many are felonies.
Regardless, violent crimes have strict punishments and prosecutors pursue these crimes vigorously in court. Attorney Thomas E. Pyles has the knowledge and experience to handle type of violent criminal charge, including:
If you have been charged with a violent crime, a lot is on the line – your freedom, your career, perhaps even your life. It is critical to your future that you obtain representation from an experienced attorney that has demonstrated experience representing people accused of felony charges.
Waldorf criminal defense attorney Thomas E. Pyles has a strong track record representing people accused of violent crimes and helping them to achieve the best possible result for their case. He offers not only a wealth of experience but also a genuine belief that everyone deserves a strong defense and a passionate commitment to protecting the rights of people accused of crimes.
Because he understands how felony convictions can ruin a person’s life, Mr. Pyles is aggressive and does not back down. He will fight to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your criminal charge. Contact us today at 301-705-5006 to set up a free consultation.