The unincorporated and census-designated city of Silver Spring is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Situated just north of Washington, D.C., the urban suburb is the fourth largest community in Maryland, following Baltimore, Columbia and Germantown.
Silver Spring is approximately 7.92 square miles and boasts an estimated population of 71,452. Approximately 50% of residents are female, with a median resident age of 33.9 years.
With an estimated 28,603 households, Silver Spring’s average household size is 2.5 persons, and residents have a reported median household income of $71,797. An estimated 44% of the population is married, while 7.2% are divorced. 38% of Silver Spring residents were born somewhere outside of the United States.
Silver Spring is supported by a strong economy, with residents employed in a number of professions. Its unemployment rate is well below the national average, making Silver Spring a home many sales, office and management professionals.
Silver Spring is a noticeably white-collar town, with 87.17% of the workforce engaged in white-collar jobs, a trend that continues to exceed the national average. Residents who work in Silver Spring work mostly in office and administrative support, teaching and management occupations.
The city is not untouched by crime, including gun crimes which do occur here just as they do in other communities right across the country.
Gun crimes account for hundreds of thousands of fatal and non-fatal incidents in the United States annually. Gun control laws, though varied on a state-to-state and federal basis, remain one of the most hotly contested political issues today. While both fatal and non-fatal firearm crime numbers have fluctuated over the last 20 years, gun-related violence continues to be statistically higher in urban areas and areas affected by gang-related crimes.
Gun crimes are categorized in a number of ways, and vary depending on circumstance, such as illegal possession, homicide or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
If you or someone you know is being investigated or prosecuted for a gun-related offense, you need to be represented by criminal defense attorneys who not only understand your case and circumstances, but the state and federal laws as well.
In Silver Spring and the surrounding cities in Montgomery County, the law firm of Lotze Mosley, LLP is a team that understands the nuances of laws and crimes regarding firearms. We offer a free initial consultation to assess your case.
We invite you to call us today at (202) 393-0535 to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys.
We are located at:
400 7th St NW #202
Washington, DC 20004