Homicide / Shooting at the Towson Town Center on December 19, 2011. The projected path of the alleged shooter in the criminal justice system over the next few days and weeks.
December 19, 2011 – Baltimore County, MD.
Reports from the Towson Town Center are that a man has been shot outside of the Nordstrom retail center along Fairmount Avenue. Once the individual that is suspected to have committed the shooting he/she will more likely be taken to the Baltimore County Police Station on Joppa Road, just miniutes from the scene of the shooting/homicide.
Once at the Baltimore County Police Station he will be questioned by homicide detectives as to his or her involvment in the shooting. If the individual refuses to talk he/she will be booked, processed (pictures taken, fingerprints, possibly testing of any gun shot residue from his or her clothing and hands, and other investigative procedures). That person then will be taken before a Court commissioner, most probably at the Towson District Court.
Once at the Towson District Court, a commissioner will hear the facts of the case from the detectives and review that person’s criminal history. Bail will more likely than not be denied and a bail review hearing will be schedule in the Towson District Court on Tuesday December 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom #1.
The accused shooter will then be transferred to the Baltimore County Detention Center and go through processing at that location. On December 20, 2011, the alleged shooter will appear via closed circuit television before a District Court Judge for Baltimore County for the purpose of bail review. Based on the facts of the case, the threat to public safety and the background of the alleged, he or she will be given either a bail or bail will be denied pending trial.
The alleged shooter could then file for a habes corpus hearing in the Baltimore County Circuit Court, for another bail review hearing. The alleged shooter will more likely than not request a pre-limiary hearing, but odds are the case will be taken before the Grand Jury in Baltimore County to file an indictment. Once the case is charged in the Circuit Court the case will be scheduled for a motions hearing date and trial date.
If you have any questions or are in need of a Baltimore County Homicide Defense attorney, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410.288.2900.