Review: “Peter came to my rescue 20 years ago on a criminal case & put my life back together. Although my life is nothing like it was 20 years ago I contune to use the law firms services for other legal matters. ”
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime
Review: “In addition to providing my family with many hours of legal counsel on our rights as victims, Russell Butler, Executive Director of Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center was able to overturn Maryland's denial of...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Identity Theft, Appeals, Federal Crime, White Collar Crime
We recover monetary damages for crime victims by litigating premise liability civil lawsuits related to home invasions at rental apartment complexes, crimes on nightclub properties, negligent security, inadequate security, personal injury, wrongfu...
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Lawsuits & Disputes, Sex Crime, Personal Injury, Litigation
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.