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Baltimore Homicide Defense Lawyers

Call (410) 630-4274 for Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation

Homicide, also known as murder, is considered the most serious criminal offense in Maryland and the rest of the United States. A murder conviction can result in a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole and even the death penalty in some states. Since this type of violent crime often receives a significant amount of publicity, this means the media and the public may assume you are guilty before you ever step foot in court.

If you have been accused of homicide in Baltimore or the surrounding areas, our skilled criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC can protect your rights, reputation, and future. We can conduct our own investigation, review evidence collected by law enforcement, find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Murder Laws in Maryland

Homicide involves the act of intentionally taking another person’s life. There are several types of murder charges in the state, such as first-degree, second-degree, and felony murder. Additionally, attempted murder is also considered a criminal offense.

The following is a breakdown of the homicide charges in Maryland:

  • First-degree murder – This type of homicide is defined as the deliberate and premeditated killing of an individual. If convicted of first-degree murder, a defendant can be sentenced to life in prison with or without the possibility of parole.
  • Second-degree murder – This type of homicide is defined as the intentional and deliberate killing of an individual without premeditation. If convicted of second-degree murder, a defendant can be sentenced to a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
  • Felony murder – This type of homicide arises when a death happens during the commission of a felony offense, including first-degree arson, robbery, burglary, carjacking, a first- or second-degree sex crime, kidnapping, escape from a correctional facility, or mayhem. Since felony murder, even if it is not intended, is also considered first-degree murder, a conviction results in a lifetime prison sentence with or without parole.

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Due to the severity of these charges, having a criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a huge difference. Our goal is to help you either get your entire case dismissed or your charges significantly reduced to avoid remaining behind bars for the rest of your life. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you.

Contact us at (410) 630-4274 for more information about our legal services.

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Happy Clients

  • I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends.

    “Hi Mark, I really appreciate your legal assistance on my traffic case today. You are reliable and dedicated to your services, unveiling the high level of professionalism in you. I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and families when necessary. Thanks once again. - Bernard”

    Bernard

  • Excellent results - Highly recommended - would use again

    “Mark Scheuerman represented me for a traffic violation in Harford County. Facing 5 points, a large fine, plus living over 100 miles away from the incident court, I decided to hire an attorney to represent me. The cost of Mark's representation more than offset what I would have paid for increased auto insurance premiums for the years to come. Despite Harford being one of the toughest courts on traffic violations and a previous conviction on my record, Mark was able to get me probation before judgment (PBJ), which means zero points! My fine was also significantly reduced. Another huge plus was I didn't even need to attend my trial which prevented missing a full day off work and 200+ mile round trip. If I get another traffic violation in the Baltimore area I will definitely be calling again. Thanks.”

    Neal V.

  • Mark works great!

    “Mark G Scheuerman is friendly and shows that he honestly cares for his clients and that its not about the money. A lot of my other experiences with lawyers have left me feeling like they just wanted to get in your pockets, Mark doesn't give you that feeling at all. Mark gives you a sense of security always checking up and you and making sure that both parties are taking the proper steps in your case. He also gives great recommendations to accommodate your appearance in court and to help you present yourself at the highest standard. On top of being friendly and very professional he gets the job done, and from my own personal experience, getting me exactly what I asked for and a lot of times, lawyers cant make that happen for you. I have the upmost respect for this man and if I ever needed a lawyer in the future I will be returning to employee this gentleman and referring any friends or family to this man. Thanks again Mark, you helped me to keep my life on track, You sir are amazing.”

    Chris McLaughlin

  • Mark is the man!

    “Mark took care of all the heavy lifting of my speeding ticket. While going to school in Maryland, I attained a speeding ticket in a school zone. Soon after I moved back to my home state of New York, and lost the ticket during the move. Soon enough I was notified my license was going to be suspended in the state of New York as well as Maryland. Mark took care of the issue over the phone with me , went to court for me against a tough judge and the police officer had shown up. Mark got it to a probation before judgement and I actually got a refund on the fine I paid to the court! Mark is the man! If I ever have another traffic issue in the state of MD. (fingers crossed), Mark will be my first phone call!”

    Daniel O

  • I felt very at ease with Mark representing me.

    “I am very pleased with the way in which Mark handled my case. I had a speeding ticket which was 29 miles over the speed limit. Mark was very prompt in returning my telephone call and explained what would happen once we got into court and also gave me very valuable information while at court and prior to going to court. I ended up receiving probation before judgment. My fine was reduced from $160 to $50 + $25.50 in court costs. I felt very at ease with Mark representing me and will definitely use him in the future. My family also wants his name and number for any future situations they may come across.”

    Terry H.