In recent years a number of states have passed legislation to ban capital punishment and abolish the death penalty. In fact, there are currently 17 states that have banned the death penalty; Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York are amongst some of the most recent states and it appears Maryland is well on the way to joining their ranks. With a 27-20 vote in the Maryland Senate on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, the backing of Governor Martin O'Malley and alleged support in the House, many expect the measure to repeal the death penalty to be passed when it comes before the House of Delegates. Those who oppose the move, however, are hoping if the House does pass the bill, that citizens will petition to have the issue added to the ballot so voters can voice their wishes as to whether or not they want Maryland to abolish the death penalty.
Anytime an individual commits a crime, they are looking at the very real possibility that they could be convicted and face hefty fines, extensive jail time, probation, and other penalties. Those convicted of particularly violent crimes could be looking at life in prison without the possibility of parole, or as the law currently stands, the death penalty. That is why finding the right legal representation is essential. Simply finding an attorney who is willing to take your case is not enough. You want an attorney who has extensive experience representing clients facing all types of criminal defense charges. You want an attorney who is not only intimately familiar with all aspects of criminal defense law, but one who has served at hundreds of trials and has a proven success record.
Whether you are facing charges for assault, DUI, drug charges, misdemeanors, or even the most violent of crimes, we recommend you contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A. Our lead attorney is a former Assistant State's Attorney, who has built a reputation for being fully committed to providing clients with a high-quality, aggressive defense. It is his expertise and insight into how the prosecution will present the charges against you that helps give us a unique edge when strategizing your defense in order to obtain the most positive outcome on your behalf.
When charged with a criminal offense, it is your Sixth Amendment right to have legal counsel defend you and your interests. Contact a Frederick criminal defense attorneyat our firm today in order to exercise that right and learn how we can help you.