When you are facing charges for robbery, armed robbery or burglary in Maryland, it is crucial to begin working with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of the allegations against you, these kinds of charges could potentially result in sentences that include decades behind bars.
For instance, when a person is accused of a property crime that involves a weapon, the severity of the charges laid against the accused individual will be significantly increased. Even if the weapon was not used during the incident, prosecutors may claim that the robbery or carjacking incident involved a threat of force. That is why a person who is facing an armed robbery charge or any other charge involving a weapon is especially at risk for being handed a prolonged sentence.