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Assault Charges in Maryland

Silver Spring Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending Clients in
Frederick & Hagerstown

In the state of Maryland, intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury to another person is considered "assault." When individuals are arrested for this type of crime, they can end up being charged with assault, battery or assault and battery. Some assault offenses involve the use of weapons while others do not. A person can be accused of either first-degree or second-degree assault.

Penalties for Assault

A conviction for first-degree assault is punishable by up to 25 years of imprisonment. Second-degree assault is a misdemeanor that can lead to 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,500 or both imprisonment and the fine.

If, however, a person intentionally causes physical injury to a law enforcement officer, parole agent or probation agent who is performing his or her official duties, the alleged offender can be charged with second-degree assault at the felony level. This type of offense is punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000 or both imprisonment and the fine.

Charged with assault in Silver Spring, Hagerstown, or Frederick, MD?

Assault is a violent crime that is taken very seriously by law enforcement officers and prosecutors. If you are accused of this offense, you could be at risk of receiving harsh penalties. Furthermore, having an assault conviction on your record can be very damaging to your life.

For these reasons, it is vital that you immediately speak to a criminal defense attorney after being arrested for alleged assault. At my law firm, The Law Office of David Cahn, I serve as a Silver Spring criminal defense lawyer who provides aggressively advocacy for each of my clients.

When your freedom and future are on the line, it is much too risky to try to represent yourself or to obtain subpar legal counsel. When you work with my law firm, you get the advantage of working with an attorney who has years of experience. Furthermore, I am former prosecutor, so I fully understand the tactics that prosecutors try to use against defendants.

Contact my office for a strong line of defense in your case!

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