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Assault Charges in Maryland

Ocean City Criminal Defense Lawyers –

When someone is accused of assault, 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 cannot 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 Office of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC and speak with our Ocean City violent crime attorneys. Throughout our 40+ years of combined legal experience, we have managed all sorts of assault charge cases, such as first-degree assault, vehicular assault, and reckless endangerment.

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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, a sex crime.

Assault charges can escalate in severity depending on:

  • Suspects criminal record
  • Status or age of the victim, such as law officer or elder
  • Whether or not a deadly weapon was present during the assault
  • Extend of injuries caused to 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 Office of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC. Our Ocean City criminal defense 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.

Discover your rights and how to uphold them by contacting our law firm today.

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  • 40+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Seasoned in Multiple Practice Areas to Solve Some of the Most Complex Legal Problems
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