It has been claimed that Maryland court commissioners wield a great deal of power in the criminal court system of our state. Concerning defendants that are taken into custody just before or during a weekend, it is often the court commissioner that ultimately sets the bail for individuals arrested.
In a neighboring state of Maryland, the mother of a 9-year old son allegedly accused the father of the boy of domestic violence. It now appears that such allegations were false.
When it comes to matters of sex crimes, rape charges or domestic violence, we in Montgomery County need to know that we should never rush to judgment and assume an individual is guilty until all the facts are in. A recent story that has made national news forcefully makes this point.