Assault Defense Lawyers
Assault Crimes on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
Under Maryland law, many different criminal offenses can be classified
as assault. Assault and battery refers to the threat or force used to
instill harm on the other individual. Assault involves intentional or
attempted actions that result in serious injury to another person, and
in some cases, with the use of a firearm. Battery involves the actual
violence invoked, which typically results in physical injury.
Types of Assault & Associated Penalties
First Degree Assault
This the most serious type in the state and it takes place when an individual
causes severe injury to another. Penalties for a first-degree assault
conviction can include a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Second Degree Assault
Assault in the second degree involves causing any form of physical injury
to another person. It carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison
and $2,500 in fines.
Reckless endangerment is a type of assault and battery that encompasses
conduct that creates a high risk of death to others involved. Penalties
include a maximum of 5 years in prison.
Assault on Law Enforcement Officer
Charges for attacking, striking or for any kind of minor physical conduct
with an officer of the law can result in up to 10 years in prison.
Call on a Firm with 75+ Years' Combined Experience for Your Defense
Convictions for any type of assault and battery crime can substantially
change your life. Rather than letting a public defender attempt to handle
this situation, our firm can help you devise an effective defense strategy.
Many assault and battery cases can be defended against as acts of self-defense.
If you have been charged with assault, your first act should be to
contact a Salisbury criminal attorney from Anthenelli, Phoebus & Hickman, LLC to help you. We can help devise a defense strategy to improve your circumstance
and fight the charges brought against you. With a history of obtaining
positive case results as experienced trial lawyers, our legal team serves
the entire Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland including Somerset County,
Wicomico County, and Worcester County.
Discuss your case today by contacting our Salisbury criminal firm, Anthenelli,
Phoebus & Hickman, LLC for an
initial case evaluation.