Being arrested and facing a criminal charge is hard enough. Facing 25 different criminal charges can be overwhelming for anyone. For one man who was arrested recently in nearby Howard County, that is exactly his current situation.
Human trafficking and prostitution charges
According to a recent report, all of the charges against the suspect – a 36-year-old man – were announced on February 5 after the man was previously arrested on February 3. Among the many charges the man faces are charges of prostitution, resisting arrest, drug distribution and human trafficking.
The reports indicate that the investigation in the case began from tips received by local law enforcement about prostitution taking place at a hotel. From there, law enforcement officials reportedly tracked the alleged illegal activity to the suspect who, at the time of his arrest, was alleged to have been found in possession of cocaine and heroin. The amount of illegal drugs allegedly found in the suspect’s possession led law enforcement officials to believe that he intended to distribute the drugs.
When anyone faces such an avalanche of criminal charges, they need to carefully plan a criminal defense strategy. It is important to remember the prosecution in any criminal case must prove each element of each criminal charge. And, it is also important to remember that every criminal defendant is innocent until proven guilty. At our law firm, we work with those who face criminal charges in Maryland to attempt to craft a criminal defense strategy that could work in their own unique cases. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.