In a story by CBS Baltimore, a 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following an assault and robbery that took place in Linthicum, Maryland in February. It was determined that the man and his 15-year-old brother severely beat and robbed a 59-year-old man walking near the Linthicum light rail station. The man suffered a broken nose, eye socket and cheek bone as well as three broken vertebrae and a cracked rib.
In addition to the 10 year sentence, the 19-year-old will be on probation for five years following his release. During that time he will not be allowed to come within a mile of any light rail station, even though police never learned whether or not the man and his brother used the light rail system to get to Linthicum.
Due to the serious nature of such violent crimes in Maryland, law enforcement and prosecutors must follow strict rules during the investigation and prosecution of alleged assaults. However, sometimes police officers and prosecution lawyers make mistakes or are overzealous during arrest procedures.
At Alpert Schreyer our experienced Maryland assault defense attorneys know how to thoroughly analyze your case, looking for errors that may help to reduce or eliminate the charges against you. While the penalties associated with assault charges can be daunting, our assault defense lawyers will aggressively defend your rights and work hard for the best possible outcome. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, call Alpert Schreyer today to learn more about your legal rights. Call 1-866-444-6363 for a free and confidential consultation.