Are You Facing Assault Charges In Maryland?
When someone is accused of assault or inappropriate touching, they will likely face a high-level misdemeanor charge or possibly a felony charge. Violent crimes like assault are hounded by prosecutors, who feel public and professional pressure to land convictions. The penalties if a conviction is secured will be intense, no matter the exact degree of the assault charge.
Assault sentencing in Maryland can include:
- Up to 10 years in jail or prison
- Fine up to $2,500
- Removal of gun ownership rights
With so much hanging in the balance with an assault accusation or charge, you can not risk your case on an inexperienced or overworked public defender. To give yourself the powerful legal defense you need and deserve, come to The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC and speak with our attorneys. Throughout our 40-plus years of combined legal experience, we have managed all sorts of assault charge cases, such as first-degree assault, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment in Baltimore, Ocean City, Hartford, Anne Arundel County, and throughout Maryland.
It’s time to get to work on your case. Call 410-885-1775 to request a free initial consultation.
Assault Crimes Defined Under Maryland Law
In Maryland, it is considered assault to intentionally make offensive physical contact with a victim, attempt to intentionally make such contact with a victim, or intentionally frighten or intimidate a victim. Although it is not explicitly stated, the “offensive physical contact” is often expected to be an action that was meant to cause harm. If the contact was meant to provide sexual gratification to the abuser, then the charge would likely be sexual assault.
Assault charges can escalate in severity depending on:
- Suspects criminal record
- Status or age of the victim, such as a law officer or an elder
- Whether or not a deadly weapon was present during the assault
- Extend of injuries caused to the victim
It is important to note that no harm actually needs to be done to the victim for an assault charge to be filed. Merely acting in a way that can be interpreted as threatening or intent to cause violence can constitute assault. This vagueness in the legal definition can and does lead to unjustified assault arrests and charges.
Protecting Our Clients From Unjust Assault Charges
Have you been accused or charged with assault in Maryland? You can find honest and experienced legal advocacy at The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC. Our attorneys are ready to stand by your side from start to finish in your case. No matter what the prosecution throws our way, you can be confident we will be ready.