Assault Defense Attorneys In Maryland
Maryland assault laws are very severe as they should be. Violent crimes of all types are usually the most common types of crimes committed in MD. As many states do, Maryland has different degrees of assault charges and they can be misdemeanors or felony charges. Examples are domestic violence charges, second degree assault, first degree assault, protective order violation and peace order violation. If facing any type of assault or criminal charge in Maryland please contact our Maryland assault defense lawyers. Let them put their knowledge of Maryland assault laws to work for you.
With an office in Howard County, MD our assault defense attorneys serve the Columbia, Essex, Baltimore, Highland, Fulton, Jessup, Annapolis, Scaggsville, Fort Meade, Elkridge and Ellicott City areas. They also provide free case reviews and will explain all of your legal options to you.
Maryland Minimum Sentences For Assault Charges
As with many criminal cases the facts surrounding your case, events leading up to the situation and who was involved have a lot to do with they degree of assault charge you face. Examples of MD assault conviction penalties are:
- Maryland First Degree Assault: This is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
- Maryland Second Degree Felony Assault: This is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
- Maryland Second Degree Misdemeanor Assault/Assault By An Inmate: This is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.
Getting Maryland Assault Charges Dropped
Having your MD assault charges, no matter how minor, dropped aka beating a Maryland assault charge is possible in certain cases. Your previous record and history of violent crimes, DUI, DWI, impaired driving, domestic violence, criminal past and serious traffic violations have a lot to do with the options our attorneys have. Worst case scenario is that they will build a sound, and logical, defense in an effort to minimize the administrative and legal consequences of your pending assault charges.