Not Guilty First and Second Assault Charges on Maryland State Trooper

Posted by Thomas Brown | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

        Our client was found not guilty on First- and Second-Degree Assault charges on a Maryland State Trooper after two jury trial.

The client was initially arrested for DUI after an automobile accident on Route 40 near the Food Lion in Elkton, MD.  After being handcuffed and placed in the police vehicle, the client got into the driver seat and left with the trooper's vehicle on a high-speed chase to Delaware.  The police officers contended that our client attempted to run down one trooper in the Food Lion parking lot.

         Mr. Brown admitted the client was guilty of unlawfully taking the vehicle, escape, and numerous traffic violations but contested the assault allegations.  Mr. Brown was also successfully argued that the client's exposure for the unlawful taking of the vehicle was limited to 90 days based on the evidence.  The jury found our client not guilty of the assault charges, although he was found guilty of the charges that Mr. Brown conceded guilt.

         The verdict was a very favorable outcome for the client, and sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

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Thomas Brown

Mr. Brown has been a trial attorney for his entire legal career. He appears in court on a daily basis representing criminal defendants in trials, preliminary hearings, violation of probation and bail reviews in District and Circuit Court. In addition to his extensive jury trial experience in Ceci...


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