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Baltimore Assault Attorney

Aggressive Defense To Assault Charges in Maryland

Have you been charged with assault? If so, then the time to start developing your defense is now. Assault is considered a violent crime, but can be charged even when physical contact has not been made with the alleged victim. Assault convictions can come with life-altering fines and prison sentences.

If you have been charged, the Baltimore assault lawyer at Scheuerman Law, LLC can help. With over two decades of collective legal experience, we have built a track record of exceptional trial results and staunch client advocacy by thoroughly pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients. Those who come to our firm for legal representation know every possible legal avenue will be explored in the effort to secure a reduction or dismissal of your charge.


Arrested for assault? Get a reliable defense started today and contact us at Scheuerman Law, LLC.


Assault Offenses & Aggravating Factors in Maryland

The Maryland Criminal Code § 3-201 uses the term "assault" to describe both assault and battery charges. That means assault in Maryland is defined as unwanted physical contact (battery), attempted battery, or "placing another in apprehension of battery" (frightening or threatening another person). Within these definitions, the statutes also identify a number of aggravating factors that could affect an assault charge.

Aggravating factors of an assault charge include:

  • The victim was a member of law enforcement
  • The suspect was an inmate who assaulted a correctional officer
  • A firearm was used
  • "Serious physical injury" was inflicted

The fourth example constitutes what is known as aggravated assault (Md. Ann. [Crim.] Code § 3-202) and is considered a serious felony. Penalties for these crimes vary depending on the alleged circumstances—but many of them include significant prison time if a conviction is reached. With prepared, aggressive, and proactive counsel, however, maximum penalties can be avoided.


Facing charges for assault? Discover the difference a dedicated Baltimore assault lawyer can make. Contact us for a free consultation.


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