Criminal Defense Lawyer in Essex, Maryland – G. Randolph Rice, Jr.
Have you been charged with a crime in Essex, Maryland? You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon after the arrest to discuss your options and possible defenses as well as preserve any evidence that may be destroyed or lost as time goes on.
Should I hire a lawyer if facing criminal charges in Essex, Maryland?
You should always hire a lawyer if you are facing any type of criminal or traffic charge. A lawyer can be valuable in explaining the charges, the maximum penalty, investigating the case, negotiating with the State’s Attorney, and providing any legal defenses.
Who should I call if I am arrested in Essex, Maryland?
You could call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900. You can speak with their Essex, Md criminal defense attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr. Attorney Rice is a former Assistant State’s Attorney and for years has been defending individuals charges with criminal crimes and traffic offenses in Essex, Md.
What happens after I am charged with a crime in Essex, Maryland?
If you are arrested, you will be taken to the police precinct for the area in which you are arrested. The police will begin the booking process where they will collect information about you and the alleged crime. The police do have the option of asking you questions at the scene or back at the police precinct. You do not have to answer any of the police’s questions and instead can invoke your right to remain silent. The more you tell the police, the more evidence they will have at trial to use against you. Once the police have completed the booking and questioning, they may take you before a court commissioner to have the charges reviewed and a bail/bond set. If the commissioner sets a bail/bond, then you have the option of posting that bail/bond at that time or they police will transport you to the local detention center to await a bail review hearing. Most bail review hearings will occur the next day unless you are arrested on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, then the bail review will occur the following Monday. If you do not post the bail/bond, then you will be held at the detention center until the trial date is set. If you are charged with a misdemeanor then your case will be heard in one of the District Courts. If you are charged with a felony, your case will be heard in the Circuit Court.
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What happens after I am charged with a felony in Essex, Maryland?
If you have been charged with a felony, then you have 10 days after you have seen a court commissioner to request a preliminary hearing. If request a preliminary hearing, then a date will be set in the District Court to have a Judge decide if there is probable cause to move forward with all charges. The State’s Attorney’s Office will review your case and they may still allow the preliminary hearing to occur, at which time they may reduce the charges down to misdemeanors or they may have a hearing for the Judge to decide if there is probable cause to move forward with the felony charges. The State’s Attorney also has the option of pulling the case from the preliminary hearing and taking it before a Grand Jury to determine if there is probable cause to move forward. The individual charged does not have the ability to stop the State’s Attorney from taking the case before the Grand Jury. If the charged individual does not request a preliminary hearing, the State’s Attorney could also file a criminal information and have the case transferred to the Circuit Court to be prosecuted.
If you are facing criminal or traffic charges in Essex, Maryland, contact an Criminal Defense Attorney in Essex, Maryland at 410-288-2900 and schedule a free, no-obligation, consultation to discuss your charges.
The Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, handles all criminal and traffic cases and has helped thousands of clients realize the best possible result in their case. Our office handles:
- Alcohol Violations;
- Assault (First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault);
- Bad Check;
- Burglary (First, Second, Third, and Fourth Degree Burglary);
- Car Theft;
- Carry Weapon;
- Computer Crimes;
- CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance);
- Dangerous Weapons;
- Disorderly Conduct;
- Domestic Violence;
- Driving on Suspended License;
- Driving Without a License;
- Drunk Driving;
- Drug Possession;
- Drunken Boating;
- False Statement;
- Firearm Charges;
- Gambling and Gaming;
- Indecent Exposure;
- Juvenile Criminal Charges;
- Obstructing and Hindering;
- Possession of Drugs;
- Prescription Forgery;
- Sex Offenses;
- Weapon Crimes;
- All misdemeanors and felonies in Maryland.
Contact the office for a free consultation and speak with a criminal defense attorney in Essex, Md.
Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC
6914 Holabird Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21222