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Assault & Battery Attorney in Silver Spring

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Assault is charged against someone who knowingly and intentionally causes or attempts to cause severe physical injury toward another person, whether through bodily contact or with a weapon such as a knife, firearm, or any object that can cause serious harm. Prosecutors will fight hard to convict you and ensure that you get the highest amount of penalties available. If you are convicted, you could be facing prison time, fines, restitution, and life with a violent offense on your permanent record.

Why Choose Our Assault Defense Lawyers?

After an arrest, it is important that you contact the Law Offices of Maria Mena to speak with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer about your case. We know how to get charges dropped or reduced, and we have the results to prove it.

1st Degree Assault vs. 2nd Degree Assault

Law enforcement officers who respond to an accusation of assault only need a witness statement and evidence of an injury in order to place you under arrest. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony and face varying penalties.

In Maryland, Assault Is Broken into Two Categories:

Assault in the first degree is charged when serious physical injury is caused. Serious physical injury involves the following:

  • Substantial risk of death
  • Disfigurement
  • Impairment or loss of bodily members or organs
  • Any other permanent or long-term damage

First degree assault incurs penalties of up to 25 years in prison.

Assault in the second degree is charged when physical injury is caused or reasonable fear of physical injury was caused. Second degree assault incurs penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500.

Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation!

When you retain our Silver Spring firm, we immediately begin to evaluate your case and work toward customizing a personalized defense for your charges. No stone will be left unturned and every option will be exhausted. Over the years, the Law Offices of Maria Mena has been able to provide clients with greatly reduced charges, case dismissals, and acquittals, and we may be able to help you as well. If you have been arrested, contact the Law Offices of Maria Mena today and retain representation of an aggressive assault charge defense lawyer with experience throughout the area, including Rockville and Wheaton.

You can reach us easily any time of day or night: Call (240) 752-6041 or complete a free case evaluation form online now!

Law Offices of Maria Mena
Silver Spring Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 806
Silver Spring, MD 20910. View Map
Phone: (240) 752-6041 | Local Phone: (301) 562-9255.
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