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Baltimore Assault Defense Lawyers

Aggressive Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney

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 Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, 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.

Call (410) 630-4274 Get a reliable defense started today and contact us at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC.

Assault Offenses & Aggravating Factors

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.

Discover the difference a dedicated Baltimore criminal lawyer can make. Contact us for a free consultation.

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  • Phenomenal Lawyer that produces the best results for his clients. Worth every penny!

    “Mark Scheurman is one of the best lawyers to have in your corner in tough situations. He wants the best for his clients and produces great results. Under his representation, he always assured me that I was in good hands no matter how much I worried. He listened to me kept me well informed of my rights and options. Long story short I was given 13 citations by a cop after my car was crashed into the sidewalk even though I was not the driver. The citations alone were enough to revoke my license and included $1,300 worth of fines; furthermore, 2 of the citations carried a jail sentence up to 2 months each. I have never been in trouble before and never experienced any of this, but Mark handled everything. The day before court he called and told me he convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all13 citations because she did not have enough evidence to prove I was the driver and the only thing I had to was show up to court. Next thing I know, in court, the prosecutor dismissed every single citation as well as all the fines and I left with a clear record and not having to pay a penny. I'm so grateful for Mark because he really saved me from a bad situation that I was ready to plead guilty to even though I didn't do it because I was scared of the consequences if I didn't win. But he told me he would never let me plead guilty to something I didn't do and he handled it. He really is a blessing and I' m thankful for him and his representation. He knows the law and has a real passion for helping his clients. Thanks again Mark!!!!!! You are greatly appreciated.”

    Courtney

  • I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends.

    “Hi Mark, I really appreciate your legal assistance on my traffic case today. You are reliable and dedicated to your services, unveiling the high level of professionalism in you. I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and families when necessary. Thanks once again. - Bernard”

    Bernard

  • Mark was extremely helpful

    “Mark was extremely helpful with my traffic court case. He was thorough and professional, and the end result was what I needed. He made sure I was involved throughout the whole process. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

    Bryan E.

  • Great Attorney

    “Mark did a great job getting me a favorable outcome. He communicated with me throughout the process so I could rest easy and not worry about what could have happened. Thank you again Mark and I recommend Mark to anyone who needs an attorney.”

    Jeff R.

  • Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer.

    “Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer. He represented me two days in a row, and within a week of being hired. Both court dates had nothing short of fantastic outcomes. He really cares about people, and it shows in the way he conducts himself in and out of the courtroom. He just loves what he does, which makes the process much more smooth. His prices were extremely fair as well, considering the caliber of work you're getting out of it.”

    William