Violent Crimes Lawyer In Frederick, MD

Know the Charge, Know the Consequences

When you use or threaten force on a victim, your criminal charge is classified as a violent crime. Violent crimes can be both felonies and misdemeanors. These crimes can be committed with or without a weapon. Our experienced Frederick criminal defense lawyers can help you fully understand your charges and build a strong and competent case in your defense. A violent crime charge can change your life for the worse. At Schaffer & Black, PC we work hard to help defend your rights and build a strong case for you.

Some violent crimes include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Battery
  • Murder

Murder Charges in Maryland

Murder charges are among the most serious in the nation. It is defined as any killing that was committed purposefully. This is not to be confused with manslaughter , which constitutes killing someone often due to negligence. It is also important to differentiate between the two degrees of murder charges.

  • First degree murder is intentional and involves premeditation.
  • Second degree murder is also intentional, but does not involve premeditation.

Both murder and manslaughter have serious consequences, but murder has some of the highest penalties in the nation. You can end up serving life in prison, or even facing the death penalty.

Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys in Frederick County

When it comes to violent crime charges, especially murder, you need highly experienced and confident attorneys on your side. At Schaffer & Black, PC, we take every case we receive very seriously. Each case receives personal attention and is handled directly by one of our lawyers. We have handled hundreds of cases, and have more than 60 years of experience combined.

Contact Schaffer & Black, PC today for a complimentary, in-person consultation .