MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
DEFENDING CLIENTS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES IN MARYLAND
A criminal charge can place a great amount of stress on a person. The person charged begins to feel the entire burden of the criminal justice system bearing down on them. To make things worse, once a person is charged, they may lose their job or have their friends and family view them differently. The worst part of all of this is that this occurs even before the person blamed has been convicted of a crime.
Maryland criminal courts can be quite frightening particularly when you are accused of a crime. Even if you already have a criminal record, facing new charges really does not get any easier. From the police to the prosecutor, everyone seems to judge you long before you have your day in court. There are several different categories of federal sex offenses and each demands a unique defense approach. For this reason, if you are facing a federal sex crimes charge, it is crucial to contact federal sex crimes lawyer in Maryland immediately.
The bail system starts working once a suspect has been arrested and is booked. Once the suspect is booked, he or she will usually have to wait for a bail hearing. The amount of bail determined by the judge will depend on a variety of factors including the seriousness of the crime, the suspect’s previous criminal history, ties to the community, and whether violence was involved. Bail is purely up to the judge’s discretion, so avoid getting on the judge’s nerves. Because many people want to get out of jail straightaway instead of waiting for a day or longer to see a judge, most jails have standard bail schedules that specify bail amounts for common crimes. An arrested person can often get out of jail quickly by paying the amount set forth in the stationhouse bail schedule.
In Maryland, bail can be paid in cash, a pledge of property, intangible assets like bankbooks, certificates of deposit, letters of credit and certificates for stocks, credit and debit cards, and bail bond via a bail bondsman.
A certified bail bondsman is an individual whose business is to pledge his/her own property or security to guarantee the bail bond to the court. In return, they usually charge the offender 10% of the bond fee as reimbursement for their services.
Many people who are not willing or able to come up with bail money on their own seek the services of bail bondsmen, who post (pay) bail for a fee. The bail bond fee in Maryland is typically about 10% of the total bail amount. The bondsman has a great reason to ensure that you show up to all your scheduled court dates because they are on the hook if you skip town. The bail fee can vary depending on the conditions of the crime and the person charged. In Maryland, the best bail bondsmen require a minimum of 1% of the total bail to be paid upfront and the bail bonds company in Maryland will explain the process and assist you with the legal requirements.
A police office may stop or detain you for interrogation. When under arrest, a person is usually moved to a different place. If stopped by the police in Maryland, the officer may ask you questions; however, you do have the right to remain quiet.
If you need the help of a criminal defense lawyer in Maryland in Montgomery County, Charles County (Waldorf), Rockville, Bethesda, Howard County, Baltimore County, City of Baltimore, Anne Arundel County (Annapolis), Ellicott City or Frederick, do not hesitate to call us for a consultation.
If you wish to consult an SRIS Law Group, P.C. criminal defense attorney in Maryland, call us at 855-696-3348.