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Pasadena is located in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County and encompasses Lake Shore and Riviera Beach. If you are in the surrounding area and find yourself needing a lawyer call a Pasadena Criminal Attorney today. The Law Offices of Randolph Rice specializes in personal injury, DUI/ DWI and much more in order to get the best results for you.

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Whether you are facing theft charges, traffic violations or drug charges, an experienced Pasadena criminal attorney can provide assistance. The offenses listed below are examples of charges that one could face in Pasadena, Maryland.

Homicide and Murder

In Anne Arundel County, the Homicide and Murder statutes are contained in Title 2 of the Maryland Criminal Code. Within Title 2 there are subtitles containing some of the following charges: murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, manslaughter, and homicide by a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. The accusation of murder can have severe ramifications on a person’s future, including serving up to life in prison. If you have been charged with murder in Pasadena, Maryland, call an experienced attorney today.

Traffic Tickets

Have you found yourself sitting in your car on the side of the road receiving a ticket from an officer? It is bound to happen in everyone’s lifetime and the process of fighting the ticket may be frustrating. The penalties of a ticket involve paying fines and could increase car insurance rates. When given a ticket, it may be a payable ticket or a must appear ticket. If you receive a payable ticket, you may fight the ticket in court, which will be forgiven if the officer does not appear. However, if you are cited a must appear ticket, failing to appear may result in jail time. It is important to understand the difference and to have an experienced attorney fighting for your best outcome. Call Randolph Rice, an experienced Pasadena Criminal Lawyer traffic attorney in Pasadena Maryland.

Stalking and Harassment

What is stalking in Maryland? It is the act of approaching or pursuing another person and doing it in a way that placed that other person in fear. Maryland’s stalking law is found in Maryland Criminal Law Article 3-802. The penalty for stalking is imprisonment not to exceed 5 years and/or a fine not exceeding $5,000. Harassment is defined by the Maryland Criminal Code as a person may not follow another in or about a public place or maliciously engage in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other with intent to harass, alarm or annoy the other after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop or without a legal purpose. If you have been charged with stalking or harassment, call a Pasadena Criminal Attorney today who has the experience to answer all of your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the punishment for the crime I am charged with?

To answer this question, one must look at the sentencing guidelines to help determine the length of the sentence. Criminal sentences can range from probation to life in prison depending on the charge. Scheduling a consultation with an experienced Pasadena lawyer will inform you of the possible outcomes of the pending charge. No matter the punishment, it can affect your life. Be sure to call an experienced lawyer today to ensure the best possible outcome.

Is there a statute of limitations on the crime I am charged with?

The statute of limitations varies depending on the crime that is charged. For murder or manslaughter there is no statute of limitation, however, for many misdemeanors, there is a statute of limitations of an average of three years. For criminal cases, the running of the statute of limitations must be brought up as an affirmative defense to the offense. Knowing when the statute of limitations has run and how to use that to your advantage may be a tricky issue. That is why you need to call a Pasadena criminal attorney to assist in the trying of the case.

How do I prepare for a meeting with my attorney?

When being charged with a crime, it can be a confusing time not knowing who to talk to or what questions to ask. However, an experienced Pasadena attorney can guide you through the process. It is essential that when meeting with your attorney you bring any documentation you have on the charge and surrounding circumstances. If you have questions write them down and bring them to the meeting to ensure a more productive meeting.

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If you have been charged with a crime in Pasadena, Maryland, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you. Call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

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