Isaiah Dixon III, a former Baltimore County Prosecutor is being held on charges of carjacking and armed robbery. According to the Baltimore Sun, at last check, Dixon was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, in what is an unexpected view for him, from the other side of the bars.
Dixon is accused of taking a 2009 Honda Accord from its 31 year old female owner earlier in the week. The robbery happened on Smith Avenue outside of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. Dixon allegedly used a knife and threatened the woman, who handed over her keys. When Dixon was pulled over later in the day on Belle Avenue, he ran from the car but was apprehended and arrested.
This isn’t Dixon’s first run in with the law. As a matter of fact, proceedings to remove him from the bar are currently underway. Dixon, who practices out of Towson, is said to have taken on new clients as late as July of last year, even after he was notified of the complaints against him.
Thos complaints originate with Dixon’s past drug issues and this current incident causes one to wonder if those issues are, in fact, in the past.
A drug problem can cause people to do things completely out of character. A once highly respected professional man can turn down a path of self destruction and crime when addiction is in the picture.
While drugs aren’t a valid defense in the criminal courts, the courts do occasionally provide resources for people who are accused of crimes related to drug addiction. This is especially true for cases involving possession of a controlled substances or possession of marijuana.
If you find yourself facing criminal charges and aren’t sure what options you have, a consultation with a defense attorney is in order. Together we can take a look at your case and determine the best course of action.
Whether you are up against charges of drug possession or even theft, misdemeanor or felony charges, I may be able to help. Call me today for a consultation.