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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.

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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.

Understanding Assault Offenses in Maryland

Assault charges in Maryland can carry serious consequences, including hefty fines and potential jail time. It's important to understand the different types of assault offenses and the aggravating factors that can impact your case. Our team of experienced Baltimore assault lawyers can provide aggressive defense strategies tailored to your specific situation.

Common assault offenses in Maryland include:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Aggravating factors that can impact assault charges in Maryland may include:

  • Prior criminal history
  • Use of a weapon
  • Victim's age or status (e.g. law enforcement officer, elderly individual)

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Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of an assault charge in Maryland?

Assault charges in Maryland can result in life-altering fines and prison sentences. The penalties vary depending on the alleged circumstances, but many of them include significant prison time if a conviction is reached.

What are the aggravating factors that could affect an assault charge in Maryland?

Aggravating factors of an assault charge in Maryland include if the victim was a member of law enforcement, if the suspect was an inmate who assaulted a correctional officer, if a firearm was used, or if 'serious physical injury' was inflicted. Aggravated assault is considered a serious felony.

What is the definition of assault in Maryland?

Assault in Maryland is defined as unwanted physical contact (battery), attempted battery, or 'placing another in apprehension of battery' (frightening or threatening another person).

What legal avenues can be explored to secure a reduction or dismissal of an assault charge?

A dedicated Baltimore assault lawyer can explore every possible legal avenue in the effort to secure a reduction or dismissal of an assault charge. With prepared, aggressive, and proactive counsel, maximum penalties can be avoided.

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