It’s really not anything new for drunk individuals to be kicked out of a bar because of their behavior. However, when someone points a gun at a bystander in the parking lot afterwards, that can be considered a crime.
That’s allegedly what happened after two men, ages 27 and 25, were kicked out of the Brass Rail Pub on Hog Neck Road in Pasadena, Maryland. The two men allegedly went to an Acura that was parked in the lot and got a handgun, pointed the gun at someone in the parking lot, then got in the car and left. Witnesses to the incident, though, reported the Acura’s license plate number to the Anne Arundel County Police. The police located the vehicle and stopped it.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He refused to take a test to determine his blood alcohol concentration. He is now facing several alcohol-related charged.
The passenger in the car allegedly admitted to police that he pulled the gun out at the pub. Police located the weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun. He is now facing charges for disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and first-degree assault.
When facing charges involving weapons, it’s important to build a strong defense in order to mitigate the possible penalties. Jail time, fines, and probation are all possible penalties for crimes involving weapons. Many crimes have enhanced penalties when a weapon is involved. An experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney can provide you with more information on weapons charges, the possible penalties and defense strategies.
Source: Annapolis Patch, “Sports Bar Throwdown Ends With Gun, Alcohol Charges,” Deb Belt, Nov. 24, 2015
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