Defending Against Serious Charges
I am Easton violent crimes lawyer Ryan Atwell, and my Maryland criminal defense practice is dedicated to offering strategic and dauntless representation to individuals charged with violent crimes and other felonies and misdemeanors.
I know that the situation is not always as it seems. Facts that seem to incriminate a person at first glance may actually reveal a different side of the story upon further investigation. As your defense lawyer, I will vigorously explore every avenue for mitigating the charges against you. Even if you intend to plead guilty, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can ensure that you are not over-prosecuted.
I handle a wide array of violent crime cases, including:
- Attempted murder
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Vehicular homicide
Were You Acting In Self-Defense?
In some cases, people are charged with battery or another violent crime even though they were simply using force to prevent imminent harm to themselves or to someone else. In such cases — when you are not the aggressor and you are acting reasonably under the circumstances — you may be entitled to use physical force. However, successfully claiming self-defense in an assault case is a very complicated matter and one that calls for the assistance of a highly skilled criminal law lawyer.