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What is Assault?

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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 more.

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

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What is the Difference Between 1st & 2nd Degree Assault?

In Maryland, assault is broken into two categories. Assault in the first degree is charged when serious physical injury is caused. Assault in the second degree is charged when physical injury is caused or reasonable fear of physical injury was 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

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.

What are the Penalties for Assault?

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

Second degree assault incurs penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500.

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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 any time of day or night.

Facing charges for 1st or 2nd degree assault in Maryland? Call (240) 607-8686 or complete a free case evaluation form online now!

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