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Criminal Defense Attorney for Assault Charges

Severity of Charges

Assault crimes are not taken lightly. If you are facing assault charges, you need adequate representation in court to defend your case. In Maryland, assault crimes can be classified as an assault, battery, or a combination of the two. It is important to understand the nature of the charges you are facing.

Examples of assault crimes vary, and can include:

  • Intentional serious physical injury to a person
  • Assault with a firearm
  • Attempt to cause serious physical injury
  • Touching someone in an unwanted manner
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Assault of a law enforcement officer

"Serious physical injury" can be defined as injuries that cause permanent damage or create a death risk.

Consequences of Assault Crimes

Some penalties of assault include:

  • A first degree assault (the more serious among the charges) is considered a felony and can put you in state prison for up to 25 years.
  • Second degree assault (a less serious charge) is considered a misdemeanor and can result in a sentence of up to ten years in state prison.
  • Reckless endangerment is also classified as a misdemeanor and can be punishable for up to five years in state prison. If you commit an assault against an officer of the law, that is considered a felony.

Garland Hall Can Fight Your Assault Charges in Glen Burnie

By having a skilled lawyer on your side, you can have a solid defense for your case. I can analyze the facts of your case, interview witnesses, and tell your side of the story. If fought properly, I can aggressively negotiate to lower your charges, or craft a compelling court defense that benefits your case. The approach I take depends on your specific circumstance. As a former judicial law clerk, I have the experience necessary to navigate the nuances of the court system.

I offer free 30-minute initial consultations to discuss your case, inform you of the expected outcomes, and offer a cost estimate. Call me today to get started.