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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

  • Knowledgeable and great communicator

    “I got a speeding ticket in a different state and Mark did a fantastic job of explaining my options to me and delivering the best result. He was clearly very knowledgeable on the subject matter and our conversations were concise and to-the-point. Would highly recommend.”

    Noah

  • Phenomenal Lawyer that produces the best results for his clients. Worth every penny!

    “Mark Scheurman is one of the best lawyers to have in your corner in tough situations. He wants the best for his clients and produces great results. Under his representation, he always assured me that I was in good hands no matter how much I worried. He listened to me kept me well informed of my rights and options. Long story short I was given 13 citations by a cop after my car was crashed into the sidewalk even though I was not the driver. The citations alone were enough to revoke my license and included $1,300 worth of fines; furthermore, 2 of the citations carried a jail sentence up to 2 months each. I have never been in trouble before and never experienced any of this, but Mark handled everything. The day before court he called and told me he convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all13 citations because she did not have enough evidence to prove I was the driver and the only thing I had to was show up to court. Next thing I know, in court, the prosecutor dismissed every single citation as well as all the fines and I left with a clear record and not having to pay a penny. I'm so grateful for Mark because he really saved me from a bad situation that I was ready to plead guilty to even though I didn't do it because I was scared of the consequences if I didn't win. But he told me he would never let me plead guilty to something I didn't do and he handled it. He really is a blessing and I' m thankful for him and his representation. He knows the law and has a real passion for helping his clients. Thanks again Mark!!!!!! You are greatly appreciated.”

    Courtney

  • Mark Is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “I was really sweating my ticket for 106 in a 55. Mark showed up, handled his business and got me a FULL ACQUITTAL. This man knows the law and forces the state to meet its burden of proof, like I've never seen before. Priced very fairly and you can't get better representation, believe me, I have tried. I have used a lot of attorneys but none took care of me like this man. I will never use another, that's for sure. Thanks Mark!!!!”

    Dave R

  • 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

  • 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.